The Disappearance Of The Children Of Viracocha, Part 2: Inca Epilogue, Chachapoyas, Rapanui, Aotearoa And Hawaii (cont.)
By Brien Foerster
However, the Spanish destroyed all the khipus that they came across, as a way of destroying any recorded system of the Inca, and to this day the quechua ( also known as runa simi ) language spoken by the Inca is frowned upon by the Peruvian government and clergy. Also, as result of the half-Inca Atahuallpa massacring the vast majority of the Inca royal family just prior to the arrival of the Spanish in 1532, and the foreign diseases that had arrived even earlier, including smallpox, we are left with little or nothing of the history of the Inca from their perspective, because few survived, and those that did had no records to refer to, except memory.
I spoke of the glimpses we have from some of the earliest Spanish chroniclers and what was left of the Inca descendants that the Inca family, which controlled all affairs of the Tahuantinsuyu ( four corners of the Inca world, ) that the Inca were a distinct race of small population. These writings speak of them as having red or even blonde hair, very light complexion, and being very tall with possibly larger than normal crania
Viracocha, the creator God, must not be confused with Viracochan, who were the people descended from, and the ancestors of the Inca, whose home and center was the enigmatic city, or city state of Tiwanaku ( Tiahuanaco ) in present day Bolivia.
Inca skulls in the Coricancha Museum in Cuzco, Photo by Brien Foerster
A large sculpted stone face profile, and by large I mean more than 300 feet tall, looms above the Sacred Valley near Cuzco and looks down upon the site of Ollantaytambo, a place attributed to the Inca which is as large and complex in nature as Machu Picchu.
Oral tradition states that it is the portrait of Viracochan, a Christ like figure who arrived and taught the seemingly “savage” people of the area agriculture, metallurgy, astronomy, and the other “civilized” arts and sciences. He is described as being tall, and perhaps had light coloured hair and a beard; opinions and stories differ, as does the timeframe in which he showed up, but it was most likely before the time that the Inca entered the Sacred Valley and Cuzco which occurred in the 12th century. As the Sapa (high) Inca was Manco capac, it seems clear that Viracochan was an earlier visitor/teacher.