The Inca people believed in a great many gods and
goddesses. The Inca believed that these gods would protect them. But
the Inca had been losing battles in war. The had lost a great many
warriors. The Sapa Inca believed that the gods were angry with the
Inca. The Sapa Inca decided to sacrifice a great many people so that
the gods would be happy again.
could not believe his father was considering sacrificing his own
people. Pachacuti was a good son. He had always done what his father
had told him to do. But this was wrong. He could not allow this to
happen. Pachacuti gathered the warriors who were left, and led them
into battle. He convinced the warriors that the gods had told him that
this time they would be victorious. And they were.
the battle was over, Pachacuti returned to the capital city. By the
time he returned, the gossips had been busy telling everyone that his
father had planned to sacrifice a great many people, mostly nobles,
including children. The sacrifice had to be a good one, otherwise what
good would it do? Pachacuti told his father that it was time his
father retired. Pachacuti crowned himself the new Sapa Inca. All the
nobles and all the people were glad. They called him the Hero
That was the
beginning of the Inca Empire.
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