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THE MYTHS OF MEXICO AND PERU. VI. THE CIVILISATION OF OLD PERU. By Lewis Spence; 1913

Category: Books, The Myths of Mexico and Peru

CHAPTER VI: The Civilisation of Old Peru Old Peru IF the civilisation of ancient Peru did not achieve the standard of general culture reached by the Mexicans and Maya, it did not fall far short of the attainment of these peoples. But the degrading despotism under which the peasantry groaned in Inca times, and the […]



THE MYTHS OF MEXICO AND PERU. VII. THE MYTHOLOGY OF PERU. By Lewis Spence; 1913

Category: Books, The Myths of Mexico and Peru

CHAPTER VII; The Mythology of Peru The Religion of Ancient Peru THE religion of the ancient Peruvians had obviously developed in a much shorter time than that of the Mexicans. The more ancient character inherent in it was displayed in the presence of deities many of which were little better than mere totems, and although […]