INCA RELIGION


INCA RELIGION
   much of what is known of Inca religion comes from Spanish sources and archaeological evidence. The Inca appear to have WORSHIPED a CREATOR GOD who had no name but was given a series of titles. Numerous other DEITIES also existed and were worshiped. Ceremonies were held in large areas in the open air and TEMPLES were used to store RITUAL paraphernalia. Many PRIESTS and attendants served the religion which involved large public ceremonies and constant SACRIFICE. Human victims--mainly women and children--appear to have been sacrificed in times of crisis. In general, the Spanish regarded Inca worship with horror as a bloodthirsty CULT
   even allowing for their own lust for gold and conquest, their account of Inca religion seems essentially true and chilling.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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