Manco Cápac And Mama Ocllo: A Living Legend In Puno


Qenti Producciones is a team of young people that seek to promote tourism in Peru. They have prepared a documentary about the Inca Empire in the hopes of attracting more visitors to the country.

With the title “Manco Cápac y Mama Ocllo: Una leyenda viva” (Manco Cápac and Mama Ocllo: A living legend) the documentary stages one of the legends of the origin of the Inca Empire, held in 2016 in Puno, Peru.

“The capital of Peruvian folklore”, is how Qenti Producciones describes the city of Puno, star of this documentary. In it, you can experience the preparations for the celebrations related to Manco Cápac and Mama Ocllo.

The legend says that the sun god was concerned about the people who lived in Lake Titicaca and decided to send them his son and daughter, Manco Cápac and Mama Ocllo, who were also husband and wife, to civilize them. Manco Cápac taught to the men how to live in society and worship the sun god, and Mama Ocllo taught the women tasks like textiles and domestics labors.

During this festival, representatives of these legendary figures transit the lake on typical boats, dressed with typical Inca outfits.

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Ermelinda is a journalist from Caracas, Venezuela. She has a Master’s degree in Digital Journalism and a technical degree in Veterinary Assistance she pursued because of her love for animals. She likes to do sports, but especially ballet, which she has practiced for almost 20 years. Her passion is to read, write, and blog about different topics, as well as travel whenever she can.