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n. The currency of Peru between 1985 and 1991, replacing the sol.


n. the basic unit of money in Peru


Inti modern depictions

Image:Sol de Mayo-Bandera de Argentina.svg|Inti or Sun of May of the flag of Argentina, 1818 Bernardo de Tagle Inti.svg|Inti in a provisory flag of Peru, as designed by José Bernardo de Tagle, 1822 Image:Sol de Mayo-Bandera de Uruguay.svg|Inti or Sun of May of the flag of Uruguay, 1828

Inti is the ancient Incan sun god. He is revered as the national patron of the Inca state. Although most consider Inti the sun god, he is more appropriately viewed as a cluster of solar aspects, since the Inca divided his identity according to the stages of the sun. Worshiped as a patron deity of the Inca Empire, he is of unknown mythological origin. The most common story says that he is the son of Viracocha, the god of civilization.

Inti (disambiguation)

Inti is the Incan sun god. Inti may also refer to:

Inti (insect)

Inti levis is a species of insect in a monotypic genus in the family Eulophidae. It was discovered in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic in 2010 by Christer Hansson.

Inti (plant)

Inti is a genus of orchids native to South America and Central America. It has only two known species:

  • Inti bicallosa (Rchb.f.) M.A.Blanco - Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
  • Inti chartacifolia (Ames & C.Schweinf.) M.A.Blanco - Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

Inti should not be confused with the bryophyte genus Intia.

Usage examples of "inti".

Here it meant the face of Inti, shown as he came in majesty in the Andean dawn to wipe away the dark, the cold, to blind the stars and deny with his own immortality the fact of death.

Supposedly, Inkarri was the living son of Inti, the Sun, and the last god-king of his people.

Turning to Sam, he spoke in strained English, “At the temple, Inti whispered your tongue in my ear so I could speak to you.

In this sacred temple, Inti healed the sick and kept death from those who honored the sun god.

He and his chosen followers remained here, worshiping Inti, never dying.

Inti warned our king that these strange men from across the sea were too strong and too many, and Inti must be protected.

But Inti had promised Pachacutec that there would come a day when the path would reopen, a time when the Incan dynasty would begin again.

Here was celebrated only the more subtle sacrifice to Inti, and only on occasions of special need.

Into Coricancha now for a hundred years had come the Inca, to offer to Inti, upon the greatest occasions, the blood of snow-white llamas.

Actually, the more he thought about it, the less likely it seemed that Inti would object.

If it were an honor for the nobility to bear the Inca, it could hardly be less of one to help Inti himself to a hiding place in time of peril.

He came back gripping in one hand the wooden foot-plow that he had been forced to use, for want of the old sacred golden implement, in breaking ground at the festival of Inti Raymi almost a year ago.