I am over at Sally Cronin’s wonderful blog, Smorgasbord, with a post about the Inca child sacrifices. This research led to the creation of one of my short stories in Spellbound, horror anthology. Thank you, Sally, for hosting me.
Today Robbie Cheadle shares research on the ancient Inca tradition of appeasing the gods with human sacrifices.. including children. It served as an inspiration for a short story published in the Spellbound anthology.
Inca child sacrifices and the origin of my short story Death is About Choices
Last year I came across an interesting article which featured the mummy of Juanita, the well-preserved frozen body of an Inca girl who was sacrificed to the gods between 1450 and 1480. Her body was found by Johan Reinhard, an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographical Society during his ascent of Mount Ampato in the Andes of southern Peru.
Juanita is estimated to have been 12 – 15 years old at the time she died and, as she was found frozen, her remains and garments are extremely well preserved.
The mummy of Juanita was found wrapped in a brightly coloured burial tapestry and wearing…
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