plural Inca or Incas
1. a. A member of the group of Quechuan peoples of highland Peru who established an empire from northern Ecuador to central Chile before the Spanish conquest. b. A ruler or high-ranking member of the Inca empire.
2. A member of any of the peoples ruled by the Incas.
[Spanish, from Quechua inka, ruler, man of royal lineage.]
Balsam of Tolu (Myroxylon balsamum) -- A Colombian tree once cultivated by the Incas for its vanilla-like fragrance and medicine. The oil, distilled from the gum resin, treats lung congestion, scabies, eczema, and ringworm. Skin sensitizing. Associated with Benzoin.
The Q'ero believe that the doorways between the worlds are opening again -- holes in time that we can step through and beyond, where we can explore our human capabilities. Regaining our luminous natureis a possibility today for all who dare to take the leap.
The Andean shamans say, "Follow your own footsteps. Learn from the rivers, the trees and the rocks. Honor the Buddha, your brothers and sisters. Honor the Earth Mother and the Great Spirit. Honor yourself and all of creation."
August 29th, 1533, Atahualpa, Peru's last Incan king, was killed on orders from Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro.
Inca religion was highly formalized and rituals centered on agricultural and health concerns. The supreme Inca deity was Viracocha, creator and ruler of all living things. Other major deities were the gods of the sun, stars, and weather and the goddesses of the moon, earth, and sea.