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Rascar Capac

Inca Rascar Capac inspired by the name of Incas who ruled Peru and bearing the names of "Manco-Capac", "Maytac-Capac", or "Huascar". It appears in The seven Crystal Balls The Inca Rascar Capac has never existed and was created by Hergé.The mummy of Rascar Capac was discovered by the Sanders-Hardiman expedition as noted at the very beginning of the album.
Rascar Capac
Rascar Capac © Hergé / Tintinimaginatio - 2023

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Rascar Capac
Rascar Capac © Hergé / Tintinimaginatio - 2023


Tarragon presents the mummy, Inca king, Rascar Capac
Inca king, Rascar Capac © Hergé / Tintinimaginatio - 2023


"Inca" or "Lord" was the title borne by the sovereigns in Peru until the Spanish conquest destroyed their dynasty. Unanimously, the Inca was believed to be sent from heaven. His power had no limit but it is said, however, that he was making good use of it, always acting in the interests of his people.
Rascar Capac - The Seven Crystal Balls
Rascar Capac in The Seven Crystal Balls © Hergé / Tintinimaginatio - 2023


When he created the mummy of Rascar Capac, it seems that Hergé found his inspiration with the Peruvian mummy displayed at the Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels.
Rascar Capac - Mummy at The Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels
The mummy at The Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels © Panoramique Terre Productions / Xavier Ramband
Sergio Purin, assistant curator at the Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire (Royal Museum of Art and History) in Brussels, reminds us that "it was customary that the Incas be mummified and kept in the Coricancha (The Sacred Pen)". From the Catalogue du parcours au Musée du Cinquantenaire du 07/03/96 - 29/09/96 "Quand la Bd s'inspire des objets du Musée".


The Sanders-Hardiman ethnographic expedition discovered and brought back from Peru the mummy of the Inca King known as "He-who-unleashes-the-fire-of-heaven". This act of desecration cast a spell over the members of the expedition.
The Seven Crystal Balls
The Seven Crystal Balls © Hergé / Tintinimaginatio - 2023


Was the Crystal Balls affair, which stirred so much public passion, the catalyst for the revenge of a "fanatical Indian" who has sworn to punish those who were bold enough to disturb the tomb of the Inca king Rascar Capac?
Special Edition of the Daily Reporter
Special Edition of the Daily Reporter - The Seven Crystal Balls © Hergé / Tintinimaginatio - 2023
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10/09/2023 09:25 AM
like this Tintin book or rascar capac shall come to your house...
09/09/2023 20:07 PM
i wasn't scared of he who unleashes fire from the sky but the lead-up was absolutely tense
24/08/2023 21:47 PM
06/06/2023 10:38 AM
An important update: The mummy that was actually the source of inspiration for Rascar Capac is another one - the mummy of a Chachapoya warrior that is on display at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris. Here is the definitive evidence:
08/04/2023 17:29 PM
he really scary
12/03/2023 10:31 AM
He freaks me out!
20/08/2022 16:42 PM
when i was 8 that thing was my living nightmare
16/01/2022 23:59 PM
He always terrified me!
22/11/2021 08:25 AM
07/04/2021 21:03 PM
i strongly agree with reydeltin123
23/01/2021 02:29 AM
This Peruvian mummy as The God Rascar Capac could perfectly be used to an extraordinary album with Tintin with the tittle "The Return of Rascar Capac" or "The revenge of Rascar Capac". It could be a great succes, provided the story could be as well told and drawn as Herge's Tintin Stories.
Drawn by an artist who could create the story in Herge's spirit. You could possibly also make the album, as a tribute to Herge.

The story could be based on the fact that Rascar Capac is… voir la suite
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