The Incan Empire had its origin in the Cuzco valley, approximately between the 11th and 12th century, and expanded towards Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia and Chile; becoming the greatest Empire in South America. Its great and heroic history is a mixture of legend and fantasy.
The empire was based on mythical cities full of energy, sacred temples, observation fields and a profound study of the celestial bodies.
Atahualpa, born in Quito, was the 13rd Inca and after his death, by the Spaniards, he is considered the Last Incan Emperor.
His pass through the empire had important effects and his death intensified even more the immortal spirit of his culture, which has transcended thru centuries forging the belief of a race, even though defeated with weapons, triumphed and prevailed in the mind like victorious conquerors of Latin America.
That is why death didn’t mean the end but the beginning. For the Inca, dying was considered like passing from a spiritual state to another, evolve and reunite with his ancestors and history.
The celebration was experienced in different ways but all of them with the joy of seeing the loved one depart with his gods.