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Inca Empire

Posted by on April 30, 2013 | Comments Off on Inca Empire

The myths according to the Chronicles, the incas worshipped a set of deities who attributed various powers. Among the main gods highlighted the creator or doer, Sun, Thunder, the Moon, stars, Earth and sea. There were also other deities representing nature as the mountains, the snowy peaks, springs or puquiales, rivers, trees, caves, lakes, and even animals and plants. All guacas, called term that identified the sacred. On the other hand, even though the official religion was imposed on the conquered places, the incas tolerated regional gods and in some cases incorporated them into their pantheon. The myths were transmitted orally, because knowledge about his writing is lost. When the Spanish conquistadors arrived in the Empire, more than seven million natives inhabited it.

Years later, only survived a million people to the conquest. For this reason, many Andean traditions, forms of organization of the Empire, philosophy of life, religion, knowledge of agriculture and the universe has been lost. What is currently known about the Incas was broadcast by Spaniards and mestizos, who were ignorant of the Inca culture. This God Viracocha computer, creator or doer of things, was known by the name of Wiraqucha Pachayachachi or Tiqsi Wiraqucha. In the Collao region was called Tunupa. It has the myth that Viracocha emerged in the beginning of time. He ordered the world, created the heaven and the Earth, sent to the Sun and the moon to take its place, and arranged the stars in the universe.

Los Hermanos Ayar Este is the most important foundational myth of Cusco. It has that the incas came from a village called Pacaritambo, located 30 kilometres southeast of Cusco. There are three Windows – Mara Toco, Sutic Toco and Capac Toco-, from which came the hermanos Ayar, created by mandate of Viracocha. It was he who gave them the status of Incas and the nickname of Capac or powerful and entrusted them with the task of finding the ideal place for settle.

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Scandinavian Empire

Posted by on April 16, 2013 | Comments Off on Scandinavian Empire

Until Norway achieved independence, Oslo was a small provincial town called Christian to be It was located on the boundaries of the Scandinavian Empire and was dominated by Stockholm. Although the latter dominates most avant-garde interior design, Oslo, the smallest of the capitals of Scandinavia, it is today also the most active city. Despite the attitudes both Calvinists of the inhabitants of Oslo towards the sale and the high price of alcohol (which we saw on our trip), possess a Viking, lover mentality of fun, sturdy Thors and blond Hildegaards. On the door of Kart Johan, the most famous street of Oslo whose name comes from the King of the 18th century and which was a meeting place for an artistic community that included Munch, Visen, Grieg and company, there are bars and nightclubs filled with life (although serve non-alcoholic beer). The memory of the excellent credentials of navigation of the Norwegians is within reach of the hand in a handful of museums that host the Kon-Tiki, Fram (polar Scansen boat) and examples of the boats that dominated and terrorized the seas and, according to some, that discovered America.

It is strange to imagine this race of rough red beards warriors converted, after few centuries, in a discreet nation, synonymous of Scandinavian pacifism. Inside of the democratic function of the Radhus (Town Hall) is awarded each year the nobel peace prize. And if we end the trip in a beautiful place we must not miss its monumental Fiords. You can relax on a boat ride through these mountains that look with the pride of knowing elders that you and the contemplation of nature in its purest state. In short, a country whose greatest asset is nature and that, when our stress this reaching maximum levels, can be visited to obtain the all her beauty and peace.

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