GLYPHS: THE SCRIBE: CAST OF CHARACTERS

THE GODS
Paricia Created a civilization of giants, whom he turned to stone because they were unkind and unfaithful to him; flooded the world but Wiraqucha revived it.
Wiraqucha (Viracocha) Primary god, the creator; father of all other gods.
Traveled across the land teaching humanity and bringing the civilized arts before heading west across the Pacific, never to be seen again but promising one day to return.
Was the main god or the Wari, but when Pachakuti became Inca emperor, he designated the most important god as Inti, god of the sun, the sun.
Mama Qucha Wife of Wiraqucha; mother of Inti and Mama Killa; goddess of the sea and fish and irrigation; protectress of sailors and fishermen.
Imaymana Son of Wiraqucha; was sent along with his brother to visit Wiraqucha’s tribes and see if they still followed the commandments they had been given. As they went, gave names to all the trees, flowers, fruits and herbs, and taught the people which of these could be eaten, which could cure, and which could kill.
Tocapo Son of Wiraqucha; was sent along with his brother to visit Wiraqucha’s tribes and see if they still followed the commandments they had been given. As they went, gave names to all the trees, flowers, fruits and herbs, and taught the people which of these could be eaten, which could cure, and which could kill.
Inti
(Apu-punchau)
God of the sun; the sun. Replaces Wiraqucha as the main god in the Inca religion.
Shared an impossible love with Mama Killa, moon goddess, because they could never meet at the same time; a prophecy said they would find love together. From that union, a girl and a boy would be born. The day the earth went dark (the solar eclipse), Mama Killa’s union with Inti was finally consummated and Mamauqllu and her brother Manqu Qhapaq were created.
Asked his children to empower the Wari by illuminating their lives with knowledge. Manqu Qhapaq taught the men to farm and Mamauqllu taught the Wari women the art of spinning thread to make beautiful clothing.
Mama Killa Goddess of the moon; the moon; sister-wife of Init; protector of married women; creator of the calendar the Wari and Inca used to schedule their rituals and festivals; daughter of Wiraqucha and Mama Qucha; mother of Manqu Qhapaq, Pacha Kamaq, Kon, and Mama Uqllu.
  Mama Uqllu Sister-wife of Manqu Qhapaq; goddess of mothers and fertility.
Supay God of death and ruler of the Ukhu Pacha, the inner world, as well as a race of demons.
Manqu Qhapaq
(Manco Capác)
God of agriculture; son of Inti and Mama Killa; son of the sun; brings civilization to the world; creator of the city of Qusqu (Cuzco).
Kon God of rain and south wind; son of Inti.
Kanopa Goddess of pregnancy.
Ilyap’a
(Illapu, Apu Illapu, Katoylla, Catequil)
God of weather and thunder; keeps the Milky Way (his sister) in a jug and drums on it to create rain; appears as a man in shining clothes, carrying a club and stones; formerly the main god of the Kingdom of Qulla after which the Qullasuyu province of the Wari Empire was named.
Pacha Kamaq
(Pachacámac)
God of the earth; causes earthquakes; son of Inti.
Mama Pacha (Pachamama) Wife of Pacha Kamaq; a dragon; fertility deity who presided over planting and harvesting.
Mama Sara
(Saramama)
Goddess of grain; associated with maize that grew in multiples or were similarly strange—sometimes dressed as dolls of Mama Sara; also associated with willow trees.
Urcaguary God of metals, jewels, and other underground items of great value.
Copacati Goddess of lakes.
Ch’aska Quyllur (Venus) God of dawn and twilight.
THE RULERS (SAPA) OF THE KINGDOM OF QUSQU
Manqu Qhapaq ≤1200 CE
Sinchi Ruq’a 1230s Sapa of Qusqu; son of Manqu Qhapaq.
Lloque Yunpanqui 1260s Sapa of Qusqu; son of Sinchi Ruq’a.
FICTIONAL RULERS/SAPAS/COYAS
Pascac Eldest mortal son of Inti; first ruler of Sacsayhuaman.
Toctollssica Pascac’s sister-wife who died in the plague along with all of his children.
Quispe-Cusi Pascac and Rimac’s mother.
Rimac Pascac’s second eldest mortal son; second ruler of Sacsayhuaman.
Pinca-Huaco Rimac’s wife.
Quispe-Tupac Rimac’s son who refuses at first to allow the narrator to take the bodies of Inti, Pascac, and Rimac back to Amantaní.
Anta-Anclla Pascac’s eldest mortal daughter; third ruler of Sacsayhuaman.
Ozcoc Anta-Anclla’s first husband.
Tanqui Emperor of the southeast region, Qullasuyu; accosts woman in Amantaní; marries Anta-Anclla; replaces Wiraqucha as the primary god with Inti, Anta-Anclla’s father.
  Atahualpa Son of Tanqui.
Chunchos Emperor of the northwest region, Chinchasuyu.
Condorcanqui Emperor of the southwest region, Kuntisuyu
Siza-Ocllo Daughter of Condorcanqui; Sinchi Ruq’a arranges for her marriage to Pascac.
Ninan-Cuyuchi Emperor of the northeast region, Antisuyu.
THE PEOPLE
Atoc Guaritito’s father; curaca of the clan.
Capac-Tupac Self-appointed emperor who performs an animal sacrifice.
Cariapata Guaritito’s friend who explains the sacrificing ritual.
Chimpu Self-appointed coya who performs an animal sacrifice.
Choque-Suyo Woman in Amantaní who welcomes narrator back.
Cura-Ocllo Woman who works with narrator in pottery shop; married to stonemason.
Guaritito Man in Putina who takes narrator to Sacsayhuamán .
Hualpa Leads the trek to northwest region to learn terracing skills.
Huaritico Second in command for the search party.
Ispaca Warrior who leads others in search of those kidnapped.
Maila Homeowner in northwest region who leads the tour of terraces.
Maras Stonemason who creates cornerstone for books.
Samyukta Narrator’s friend and roommate; fellow mamakuna.
Teuotihi Diplomat sent by Emperor Sinchi Ruq’a who was beheaded.
Titu-Cusi The visitor on the trail who disappeared; stands trial.
Toctollssica Mamakuna who carries message to Anta-Anclla.
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