South American Natives Speak Ancient European Language? Part 2

Juan de Velasco (1727-1792)

Velasco was born in 1727 in Riobamba, Ecuador. He is a Jesuit priest who after the expulsion of the order never returns to America.
He settles down in Faenza, Italy, where he writes the history of the Quito Kingdom.

In his will he stipulates that his manuscript should be given to the first nobleman to arrive in Italy from Quito. This is carried out by P. Davalos and the manuscript is handed over to Don Modesto Larrea.1 The book receives its first exposition in 1837. A Parisian publisher starts to print the work in serialised form, but after publishing the first 60 pages, he announces that, contrary to their conviction and will, they have to interrupt printing the work due to great [outside] pressures. They hope that others perhaps will have better luck and the world may get to know this important work of American ancient history. The inheritor of the original manuscript, acquiescing to the wishes of the Ecuadorian president at the time, gave the work to the National Library, on the condition that if the manuscript left the library building for even a minute all legal rights reverts to the original owner or his descendants. The following day the president of the government at the time, Gabriel Garcia Moreno, went to the library and took out the book. First, he took it to his house. Later, he gave it to the Jesuits who guarded it in secret and later smuggled it to Chamartín de la Rosa, Spain.2 Since then the Spanish have “generously” printed a copy of the original for Ecuador. However, as it is these days, also this has been forged and altered. The original geographical names and king lists have been “Hispanisized” and changed. They have never shown the original to anyone. This document, like many other Magyar documents of ancient history, is guarded in the most secret archives of Spain.

Despite this, I will recount parts of this work, because even in its falsified state it still contains much interesting information regarding the ancient Kut-us (Két-ős) Magyar kingdom. Velasco divides the history of the Quito Kingdom into four parts:

1. From the time of the Great Flood (Deluge) to 1000 AD, when the kingdom is conquered by the Kara Scyri.3

2. From this conquest to c:a 1500 AD, the time of the conquest of Huayna Capac.

3. The following 46 years until the appearance of the Spanish.

4. The time of the Peruvian civil wars.

The Centre of the World

“The ancient Kitus kingdom is located under the equator, from the 1st to the 2nd degree South latitude, between the 80th and 82nd degrees West longitude, which constitutes a square of 50 square miles. Most of the country is mountainous; it is situated between the two mountain ranges of the Andes. Its climate is optimal for all types of produce. The country was populated in the most ancient times by the Kitus nation. We do not know what the tribes were called. In the olden days they did not know the ‘ó’ sound and always used the ‘u’ sound in its stead. The ‘ó’ sound was introduced by the Kara Scyri. The kingdom had more than 40 provinces. Unfortunately most of their names were noted down erroneously. Of the provincial names we know 33, they are the following:

Aloa, Alossi, Calacali, Cansacoto, Chillo, Chillogalli, Cinocoto, Cotocollá, Cumbaya, Galea, Guapule, Guayllabamba, Langasi, Lloa, Lulubamba, Machaci, Malchingi, Mindo, Nono, Perucho, Pifo, Pintag, Pumasqui, Puembo, Puellaro, Quinchi, Salgolqui, Tubaco, Turbamba, Uyubichu, Yaraqui, Ychumamba, Zambiza.

The Kara knew of the architectural vault. One of their funerary customs was the use of burial mounds.4 The dead person was buried together with his favourite personal belongings and weapons. The monthly and annual rituals were held on the mound. This was always accompanied by a funerary They were expert users of all weaponry: the club, mace, lance, sling, javelin, bow, war hammer or axe, and veritable masters of throwing weapons. Their signs of rank: one feather for the warriors, two feathers for the nobles, big emerald in the centre of the head-dress designated the Scyri and the king. The inheritance, completely excluding the female line, went exclusively down the male line. In the event that there was no male line the inheritance went to the maternal cousins. The power of the scyri was regulated by a counsel of nobles of the kingdom. The Sun temple stood on top of El Panecillo5 and it had a square shape and was built of polished stone. At the entrance stood two massive columns. Through the entrance facing East the first rays of the sun blazed onto the Sun’s solid gold reproduction. Their temple was not overly decorated but its proportionate and beautiful design was awe-inspiring. Surrounding the temple were 12 smaller pillar representing the months. The temple building in its elevated position also served its other purpose, that of an astronomical observatory. The scyri kings were famous astronomers. In their temple ceremonies they used only balm, incense and flowers and their sacrifices were harmless and bloodless. The spiritual authority was independent from the political state, unlike in the Inca empire where both sacerdotal (priestly) and royal (kingly) duty was fulfilled by the Inca. The moonlight always shone upon the spherical silver Moon placed in the multi-windowed Moon temple. The ceiling was draped in blue fabric on which glittered the silver stars of the sky.

When Huayna Capac set out to conquer the Quito kingdom in 1487 he was met by the most furious resistance. The battle lasted a long time and took its toll in much blood. Also Scyri, the king, fell on that battlefield. This helped the victory of Huayna. When Huayna Capac marched into Quito as victor, he exclaimed:

“Why, here everyone speaks our language; every mountain, ridge, lake and river is named in our language!”

The victorious Huayna Capac took as his wife the beautiful 20-year-old daughter of Scyri, Kacaha.6) At the magnificent wedding celebrations Huayna Capac donned the great emerald centrepiece of the Scyri and proclaimed that the two kingdoms have a common origin. Thus began the last and most glorious era of the Inca empire. His rule lasted 38 years. His will stipulated that after his death the throne of the Quito Kingdom would go to his son by his queen Kácha,7 Atahualpa, and the Cúzco Kingdom to his own son, Huascar.”8

Historia del Antiguo Reino de Quito:

Historia Natural: Vol I. p. 270.

Historia Antiqua: Vol II. p. 279.

Historia Moderna: Vol III. p. 335.

Quito – Equador: second edition 1927; third edition 1946.

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  1. don Modesto Larrea Jijón, Minister of Foreign Affairs and later Vice President of the State of the Ecuador. []
  2. Municipality belonging to Madrid, Spain. []
  3. A race or nation with several variations in spelling. Information is confused and sometimes contradictory, but it seems the word ‘scyri’ is used interchangeably as a title as well as a race, a nation, an aristocratic rank, a noble caste and personal name, while the word ‘cara’ is only used to designate the race or nation as a whole. []
  4. Kurgan burial mounds; in Hungarian ‘halomsír’. []
  5. A hill in the city of Quito, 200 metres high, of volcanic origin. []
  6. This is most likely a misunderstanding. The full name of the 15th and last ‘Scyri’ of Quito was Cacha Duchicela, and his daughter was the princess Paccha. There seems to have occurred a confusion of the names Cacha and Paccha. Another aspect is the mythological and cosmological one, where, according to Garcilasso, Pachacamac, means “Maker and Sustainer of the Universe” (pacha, “earth,” camac, “maker”. []
  7. see previous footnote. []
  8. Legitimate son of Huayna Cápac and his first wife, the Coya or quya (empress) Rava-Ocllo or Raua-Ocllo, queen of Quito, Cayanbi, Guanca Bilca, Cañari and Chachapoya. []
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