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Bronze bell from Peru - South America, precolumbian period, aprox 1300 - 1400
Peru - The Cradle of Inca Civilization is an area in which live more than 350 species of birds and 150 species of reptiles, therefore their presence in the spiritual life of indigenous peoples is a significant one.

As religion, the supreme leader was undoubtedly the king, called "INCA" (son of the Sun god Inti). However, it was a very hierarchical society. Still choose the most noble men as priests, appointed hullac umac, which were the highest in rank. After they were and others who are subjected to the higher rank than them. The priests made sacrifices, prayed on behalf of the faithful, heard confessions of people and were responsible for certain rituals and ceremonies in honor of the gods.

A possible representation of the founders Manco Capac and his brothers as reptiles comes from the legend that the sons of heaven were sent to earth where they materialize coming out of the cave, or from a lake, both recognized as reptilian media par excellence.
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