Inca Civilization Religion
By: Sophie K.
What beliefs did the Inca civilization have and how did that impact their religion?
Belief on Hanan and Hurin
The Incas believed in the notion polarity expressed by Hanan and Hurin. Hanan expressed the high qualities and Hurin expressed the low feminine qualities. In the text it says,” This polarity was evident in the cult to the moon (Quilla), considered as female and the sister and wife of the sun considered a male entity.”
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Sacrifice in the Inca Civilization
Incas didn’t believe in sacrificing humans. They sacrificed animals and other objects instead. As stated in the text, “They sacrificed llamas, cloth or food instead.”
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Afterlife in the Incas
The Incas believed strongly in afterlife. They took care in mummifying and embalming the bodies of the dead before they buried them and also contributed gifts that the dead could use in afterlife. In the text it states “The Inca felt so strongly in the afterlife that when an emperor died, their body was mummified and left in their palace. They even kept some servants to watch over the dead emperor. For certain festivals, such as the Festival of the Dead, the dead emperors were paraded through the streets. “
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In this image it describes how the Inca civilization sacrificed llamas ‘ blood as a way to respect their sun god Inti who was the most important in their religion.
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This picture shows the afterlife of the Inca civilization according to the religion.
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