Yawar Waqaq

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Yawar Waqaq
Yawar Waqaq Inka
Sapa Inca of the Kingdom of Cusco
Reignc. 1380 - c. 1410
PredecessorInca Roca
SuccessorViracocha Inca
Born~1361, Cusco, Peru
Diedc. 1410
Cusco, Peru
SpouseMama Chiklla (or Chu-Ya)
IssuePaucar Ayllu
Pahuac Hualpa Mayta
DynastyHanan Qusqu
FatherInca Roca
MotherMama Micay

Yawar Waqaq[a] (Hispanicized spellings Yahuar Huacac, Yáhuar Huácac) or Yawar Waqaq Inka was the seventh Sapa Inca of the Kingdom of Cusco (beginning around CE 1380) and the second of the Hanan dynasty.[2]

His father was Inca Roca (Inka Ruq'a). Yawar's wife was Mama Chicya (or Chu-Ya) and their sons were Paucar Ayllu and Pahuac Hualpa Mayta. Yawar's name refers to a story that he was abducted as a child by the Sinchi (Warlord) Tocay Ccapac of the Ayarmaca nation, crying tears of blood over his predicament. He eventually escaped with the help of one of his captor's mistresses, Chimpu Orma. Assuming the reign at the age of 19, Yawar conquered Pillauya, Choyca, Yuco, Chillincay, Taocamarca and Cavinas.[3]: 47–53 


  1. ^ Quechua yawar blood, waqaq crying, crier; literally "the one who cries blood" or "blood crier"[1]


  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  2. ^ "Brooklyn Museum".
  3. ^ de Gamboa, P.S., 2015, History of the Incas, Lexington, ISBN 9781463688653
Regnal titles
Preceded by Sapa Inca
c. 1380 - c. 1410
Succeeded by