Bolivia

The Moon-Island in Lake Titicaca

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 12/08/2019 - 14:17
The area on Lake Titicaca was originally a settlement area of ​​the Aymara Indians and the Incas. In and around the lake are the legacies of these cultures to find as well as on the approximately 100 acres Isla de la Luna (Moon Island), which is also known as Isla Koati. According to legend, on this "holy" island of the Incas, Wiracocha ordered the moon to ascend to heaven.
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The Sun-Island in Lake Titicaca

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 12/08/2019 - 13:24
Although the sun was scarce on our Copacabana Bolivia boat trip to the "Sun-Island", traveling to the place where, according to legend, Inca mythology began, it was impressive. The Inca Garcilaso de la Vega describes that on the sunny island, siblings Manqu Qhapaq and Mama Uqllu at the ritual stone Titiqaqa emerged from the waters of Lake Titicaca. They are considered Adam and Eve of the Inca culture.
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