Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Guest Writer – Robbie Cheadle – Inca child sacrifices and the origin of my short story

Reblogged from Smorgasbord:

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.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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5 Responses to Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Guest Writer – Robbie Cheadle – Inca child sacrifices and the origin of my short story

  1. Thanks for sharing, Sue.

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