Capitvlo De Los Idolos Vaca Billca Incap
Chapter of the Idols, The Inca’s Local Deities
Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala
This chapter is dedicated to describing the idols and gods of the Incas. This image depicts the Inca Emperor, Topa Inca, speaking to local huacas [deities] on the uana cauri [Huanacauri] mountain. Topa Inca is depicted on the right side of the image wearing his royal garb and his name is written by his head to identify him. The idols are arranged in a circle at the base of the mountain. There are words on the image which is the dialogue spoken between the Inca and the idols. The dialogue written in front of the Inca reads “uaca bilcacona - pim camcunamanta ama parachun cazachun runtochun ninqui rimari chaylla,” which translates to “deities, who among you has said for it not to rain, not to freeze, not to hail? Speak, that is all." The dialogue written in the circle of the idols reads “manam nocacunaca ynca,” which translates to “it was not us, Inca.” The writing below the circle of the idols is a caption for the image which reads “contodas las uacas habla el ynga.” This translates to “the Inca speaks to all the idols.”
Topa Inca Yupanqui
El primer nueva corónica y buen gobierno [The First New Chronicle and Good Government]
This manuscript was not a published work, which is why the year and locale of creation is approximated. The author did not use a foliation method of numbering the pages, but rather a modern paging system. He begins his first page on fol. 1v instead of fol. 1r. The “Image Placement” will indicate the method in which the author numbered his pages, however the “Physical Location” will be indicated using the foliation system.
Fol. 132v (Part 4: The Fifth Age of Indians: The Incas)