Encyclopedia of Mythology: Inca
From [A]mun to [Z]eus, learn about different cultures through the lens of anthropology as we explore the Inca civilisation's mythology and religious practices!
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The Encyclopedia of Mythology is a series of one-time classes that explores the sacred stories of various past and present cultures, as well as how those stories fit into secular society. Take one course, take them all, and in any order you choose! The Maya, the Aztec, the Inca... they're all extremely similar, and basically the same, right? Of course not! While these groups overlapped geographically and chronologically in several areas, the cultural and religious practices of each were...
I received a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Tulane University, and wrote my Honour's Thesis on funerary and mortuary practices throughout differing cultural groups, and how these practices relate to spirituality and religion. The myths and sacred stories of cultures help us understand a variety of aspects of their daily life, and the secular and anthropological study of all spiritual concepts is, in my view, essential to understanding what makes us a global community. In addition, I have done fieldwork in Peru at Inca sites, and have personal experience with the cultural groups descended from this particular civilisation!
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45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Many religions, and particularly their mythologies, do contain some adult themes, primarily around sexuality and violence. Concepts such as incest among polytheistic deities or the commission of violent acts may be mentioned. They are addressed in a mature and secular manner, but will not be defined -- therefore, students should be familiar with, and not upset by, some of these concepts in an academic setting.
I am an archaeologist and anthropologist, and have worked extensively in this region, including multiple excavations in Peru, where I worked on sites involving human sacrifice. Additionally, my advisor is the foremost expert in this region, with over two dozen published articles in academic journals such as the Cambridge Archaeological Journal, as well as the book “Embattled Bodies, Embattled Places: War in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and the Andes.”
Exploring the world one culture at a time!
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Hi everyone! My name is Susan, and I have a BA in Cultural Anthropology and an MA in Bioarchaeology, as well as a BFA in Theatre Performance from Tulane University in beautiful New Orleans, LA. I love anything related to the humanities and the...