Saturday, May 30, 2015

May Walking -- Part 2, Pachacuti

(All of the pictures here were taken at the Central Bank Inca gardens in Cuenca.

Huayna Capac, Pachacuti's grandson, lived here, in the 2nd largest Incan City, after Cusco, Peru.)

This month  taught us more about "Pachacuti".  This word is not only the name of a great Inca, but now also can define an event that changes your entire life.  For the Incas, their Pachacuti was the arrival of the Spaniards.

A personal Pachacuti could be related to a marriage, divorce, birth, death, or another major life-altering event. A Pachacuti could be a massive, life-changing natural disaster, like a huge earthquake or tsunami.  It's as serious as a heart attack or 'the C word' (cancer) or as simple as the final word, 'good-bye'.

You can read more about the man, Patchacuti ('Earth Shaker') here.  He gets credit for expanding the Inca Empire, big-time.

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