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.