Ayar Manco

South American - An Inca ancestral hero. Son of Inti. He is regarded as the founder of the Incas. Looking for a place where they might settle, he and his brothers and sisters explored the area near Cuzco. When Ayar Oco turned to stone or was pushed over a precipice by Ayar Manco, Ayar Cachi was sealed into a cave and Ayar Ayca became a fieldgod. He seized the city and married his sister Mama Ocllo, starting the Inca dynasty. In another version, only Ayar Manco and Mama Ocllo were involved, sent by Inti to establish civilization. They were carrying a staff or a wedge of gold and settled where it sank into the ground. In some versions Ayar Manco became a stone, which was revered by the Incas. Sometimes known as Ayar Manco, Manco Capac, Manco Capac, Pirua, Children of the Sun, Children of the Sun, Ayar Ayca, Ayar Cachi, Ayar Oco, Cusco Huanca, Inti, Mama Coyo, Mama Huaco, Mama Ipa Qora, Mama Ocllo, Mama Rahua, Pacari, Tahuantin-Suyu-Kapac or Topa Huaco.

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