The Disappearance Of The Children Of Viracocha, Part 2: Inca Epilogue, Chachapoyas, Rapanui, Aotearoa And Hawaii (cont.)
By Brien Foerster
The arrival of the “short ears” is hotly debated; they either arrived before or after the “long ears” obviously, but this has not been proven. What is clear is that the “short ears” were a lower class than the “long ears” and were the working class. It is believed that a rebellion of the “short ears” was what caused the civil war that all but destroyed the entire population.
The “short ears” amongst other duties, was to carve the Moai, the giant heads that dot the landscape of the island and are of course world famous. They are clearly meant as depictions of the “long ears” due to the, well, long ears that they have. However, other interesting characteristics of the faces are the thin lips, which are not a Polynesian feature, the inset shell eyes which is not common in Polynesia, the long thin noses which Polynesians don’t have, and the red top knot.
Moai and altar on Rapanui. Notice the red top-knots. Photo from Bing Free Images
The Inca are believed to have had very long noses which extend directly to the forehead as do the Moai, and the red top knot hints that their hair was also red. Some may say that the red was used because it is the common colour of Polynesian royalty, but I tend to differ.
Then of course we have two other interesting characteristic to the story. The only hieroglyphic or writing system found in all of Polynesia is the Rongorongo of Rapanui. If the major wave of migration had come from Polynesia, why would we not find Rongorongo or something similar in the Society Islands (Tahiti, Marquesas and Tuamotus) which is the reputed Polynesian homeland, and the closest inhabited islands to Rapanui?
Some will immediately jump on the fact that the Inca and Tiwanakans also had no written or hieroglyphic language, but this is not necessarily the case. The early Spanish chronicler Fernando de Montesinos, author of Memorias Antiguas y Historiales del Peru (1642) (Ancient Memories and Histories of Peru) wrote that the early Inca did indeed have at least a hieroglyphic system which was banned by Sapa Inca Pachacutec (also known as Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui) out of the fear that the general public might learn it. The Inca were supposedly generous and kind rulers, supposedly, in many ways, but the public were restricted as to what they could do and learn.