Inca Religion


For the Incas, as with many other ancient cultures, religion was inseparable from politics, history, and society in general. All facets of community life were closely connected to religious beliefs, from marriages to agriculture, government to burials. It was thought that the gods and the Inca’s ancestors influenced success and failures of any kind in life.

More about: Inca Religion


  • c. 1425 - 1532
    The Inca Empire flourishes in South America.
  • 1471 - 1493
    The sacred site of Pachacamac is taken over by the Incas.
  • 1493 - 1526
    Huayna Capac reigns as Inca leader and constructs fortresses, religious temples and roads throughout the empire.
  • 15 Nov 1533
    Francisco Pizarro takes the Inca capital of Cuzco.