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Growth of the Inca Empire
Another Inca god was Inti's sister and wife Mama-Quilla, the Moon goddess. Temples were built to her all over the empire and the walls of her shrine were covered with sheets of silver.

The Incas believed that the stars were heavenly guardians and that every kind of animal and bird had its own star or constellation. Llama herders would pray to the llama constellation, which we know as Lira. Our constellation, the Pleiades, was "Collca" to the Incas, which means storehouse. This constellation was responsible for the preservation of seed and was especially honored.

The Incas also worshipped holy or strange places and things, called huacas. They might be rocks, mountains, rivers, and unusually-shaped trees that the Incas thought had special powers. Offerings were made to huacas to ask for their help. The most important huacas were offered sacrifices – children and llamas were killed and buried beside them.

Respect for ancestors was another important part of the Inca religion. The bodies of the dead were often dried and preserved as mummies and either buried with some of their belongings or kept in the homes of their descendants and given regular offerings of food and drink.   [more]
Inca Gods
Inca Gods
Sacrifices
Sacrifices
Inca Mummies
Inca Mummies