Origin of a myth

Something Spaniards couldn’t understand clearly was the theme about beings of power (and in justice we didn’t understand neither their religion with their God and saints)

In this side of South America where the Incan Empire grew is common that every human group had a sacred hill or rock or lake to protect, similar to a parent, not a god, because it was believed that that being was some kind of ancestor, and that’s true in cities with millions and millions of people like Lima city or little communities at 4000 m. of altitude with one hundred people. But these lords or ladies weren’t unconnected to the world: they could “speak”. In the myths is interesting to know that the people who did extraordinary prowess could end shaping a mystery rock in the sacred hills, coming back to an origin.

So in the end in these places there is no difference between lords of power and humans, simply exist bonds of kinship.

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6 thoughts on “Origin of a myth

  1. Spectacular clouds and a very interesting mountain line. Nice colors and very special composition. The water streams leading to the rock are really opening up the image for a closer view. Nice shot, Francis.

    1. Thanks Reinhold, although it was shot from the window of a bus running fast the highway, so several images lost and a few keepers. I climbed those rocks in January and posted here with the name of “walking the yellow fields of Santa Lucía and meeting a Red God” It’s one of my favorite places.

    1. That’s the life at 13 000 ft. of altitude (near my home) Those clouds truly could explode in storms but also in a few minutes would appear a bright sun. Thanks Nicole for your visit. Kind regards, Francis.

  2. @”Something Spaniards couldn’t understand clearly was the theme about beings of power (and in justice we didn’t understand neither their religion with their God and saints)” – I’m sure that even hundreds of years, they haven’t understood yet… ;-))) The Incan spirit still rules and rocks: your own identity has been far more important, solid and long-lasting than their “conquistador” arrogance!!!

    1. Yep, a few centuries under foreign kings couldn’t wipe out thousands of years of civilization, their descendants now are part of us too, and in the positive side their arriving prepare the way to know the best of Europe like the Roman Empire legal system, the Greek philosophers, the French ideas of liberty, the German intellectual worlds among so many things :-)

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