By Cristóbal de Molina, Brian S. Bauer, Vania Smith-Oka, Gabriel E. Cantarutti
Just a couple of a long time after the Spanish conquest of Peru, the 3rd Bishop of Cuzco, Sebastián de Lartaún, referred to as for a file at the non secular practices of the Incas. The record used to be ready through Cristóbal de Molina, a clergyman of the clinic for the Natives of Our girl of Succor in Cuzco and Preacher basic of town. Molina used to be a good Quechua speaker, and his complicated language talents allowed him to interview the older indigenous males of Cuzco who have been one of the final surviving eyewitnesses of the rituals performed on the peak of Inca rule. hence, Molina's account preserves a very important first-hand list of Inca spiritual ideals and practices.This quantity is the 1st English translation of Molina's Relación de las fábulas y ritos de los incas due to the fact 1873 and contains the 1st authoritative scholarly statement and notes. The paintings opens with a number of Inca construction myths and outlines of the key gods and shrines (huacas). Molina then discusses crucial rituals that happened in Cuzco in the course of every month of the yr, in addition to rituals that weren't tied to the ceremonial calendar, corresponding to beginning rituals, woman initiation rites, and marriages. Molina additionally describes the Capacocha ritual, during which the entire shrines of the empire have been provided sacrifices, in addition to the Taqui Ongoy, a millennial move that unfold around the Andes in the course of the overdue 1560s according to growing to be Spanish domination and speeded up violence opposed to the so-called idolatrous religions of the Andean peoples.
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1571, coincides with Albornoz’s prolonged anti-idolatry activities in the Ayacucho region, where he is credited with “pulling the movement out by its roots” (Millones 1990: 64) and punishing several of its leaders in Cuzco. As Molina introduces the Taqui Onqoy movement, he also provides information about what appears to have been another set of native beliefs. He suggests that some of the natives of Peru had come to fear contact with the Spaniards, thinking that they were able to extract a curative “ointment” from the indigenous people.
19 By the 1570s, an enormous number of native people had died as a result of the European infectious diseases (including smallpox, typhus, measles, and influenza) that had swept through the Andes after contact (Cook 1981, 1998). Native-born people were far more likely to die in these catastrophic epidemics, since they had no natural resistance to the newly introduced microbes. The belief in the ointment-taking abilities of the Spaniards appears to be an indigenous explanation for the prevalent, and disproportional, death of native peoples after the arrival of European diseases.
The end of the movement, ca. 1571, coincides with Albornoz’s prolonged anti-idolatry activities in the Ayacucho region, where he is credited with “pulling the movement out by its roots” (Millones 1990: 64) and punishing several of its leaders in Cuzco. As Molina introduces the Taqui Onqoy movement, he also provides information about what appears to have been another set of native beliefs. He suggests that some of the natives of Peru had come to fear contact with the Spaniards, thinking that they were able to extract a curative “ointment” from the indigenous people.