Inca mythology

INTI

Picture of the Inca Sun God Inti from our Inca mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Inca Sun God

Also known as Apu-Punchau, Punchau

Famous mighty Inca God of the Sun

Very important and powerful, he’s the father of legendary MANCO-CAPAC and the sunny son of VIRACOCHA.

His name is so sacred that even those granted to utter it must do so soundlessly. Obviously we can’t give you any help with the pronunciation.

He’s represented as a golden sun disc with a shining face. He is also armed to the teeth with darts. Double top.

As the sun he strolls across the sky every day before plunging into the ocean of night. He swims though the cool dark waters and emerges into another day refreshed after his early dip.

Inca emperors were believed to be the manifestation of INTI on Earth and were thus hot-tempered and prone to sunspots.

Inti Facts and Figures

Name: Inti
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Apu-Punchau, Punchau

Gender: Male
Type: deity
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Sun
Area of expertise: Sun

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 8750

Article last updated on 30 November 2017 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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