|Successor||Túpac Inca Yupanqui|
|Born||c. 1418 Cusicancha Palace, Cusco, Peru|
Who is considered the greatest Incan ruler?
Last week we learned about Manco Capac, the first Inca Emperor, but now we wind the clock forward seven generations, to Pachacuti – arguably the greatest of all the Inca Emperors and a central figure in many of South America’s most glorious myths, legends and tales.
Who was the first Inca king?
Pachacutec was the first ruler of the Inca empire. It was he who initiated the great expansionism in the north and south.
Did the Incas have slaves?
It is important to note that they were not forced to work as slaves. Some were born into the category of yanakuna (like many other professions, it was a hereditary one), some chose to leave ayllus to work, and some were selected by nobles.
What did the Incas first call himself?
His title Pachacuti, which he gave himself on his accession, means ‘Reverser of the World’ or ‘Earth-shaker,’ and the same word was used by the Incas to refer to the epoch-changing event or ‘turning over of time and space’ which they believed occurred regularly through history.
What killed the Inca?
Influenza and smallpox were the main causes of death among the Inca population and it affected not only the working class but also the nobility.
At what age did the Incas get married?
Marriage was no different. Incan women were typically married at the age of sixteen, while men married at the age of twenty.