Children of the Sun

South American - Ancestors of the Incas. Sons and daughter of Inti. In the beginning, men were confined to the underworld and emerged from the cave Pacari, which had three exits. The Inca royalty emerged, wonderfully garbed, from the central opening, the common people from the other two. Various names are given for the royal personages, children of the sungod, Inti. Some say there were four men (Ayar Manco, Pachocamac, Viracocha and one other) and four females, though some give the four men as Ayar Ayca, Ayar Cachi, Ayar Manco and Ayar Oco. Others name these eight as the brothers Cusco Huanca, Huana Cauri, Manco Capac and Topa Ayar Cachi with their sisters Cori Ocllo, Ipa Huaco, Mama Coya and Topa Huaco. In some versions there are but three males (Ayar Cachi Asauca, Ayar Manco and Ayar Ucho) and three females (Mama Coya, Mama Huaco and Mama Rahua). There are equally varied accounts of what happened to these people, but at least one of them was turned into stone and another was sealed in a cave. The chief character, Ayar Manco, is said to have founded the capital city of Cuzco and married his sister, Mama Ocllo, founding the Inca royal dynasty. Another story refers to Apocatequil and Piguero emerging from the Cave of Refuge. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Children of the Sun, Ayar Ayca, Ayar Ayca, Ayar Auca, Ayar Sauco, Ayar Cachi, Ayar Cachi, Ayar Cachi Asauca, Topa Ayar Cachi, Ayar Manco, Ayar Manco, Manco Capac, Ayar Oco, Ayar Oco, Ayar Ucho, Huana Cauri, Pinahua, Cusco Huanca, Cusco Huanca, Inti, Inti, Apu Punchau, Intu, Apo-Inti, Con Inti, Inti Wawqi, Mama Coyo, Mama Coyo, Coyo Mama, Mama Coya, Mama Ocllo, Mama Huaco, Mama Huaco, Mama Ipa Qora, Mama Ipa Qora, Mama Rahua, Mama Rahua, Mama Rawa, Pacari, Pacari, Apo-tampu, Cave of Refuge, House of the Dawn, Inn of Dawn, Inn of Origin, Pacari-Tambo, Pacari Tampu, Pacariqtambo, Paccari-Tambo, Paccarisca, Tambotocco, Cave of the Dawn, Pac(c)ari-Tambo, Tahuantin-Suyu-Kapac, Tahuantin-Suyu-Kapac, Topa Huaco or Topa Huaco.

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