Mayta Cápac

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Mayta Cápac
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Mayta Cápac
Title Sapa Inca
Spouse(s) Mama Cuca
Children Cápac Yupanqui
Parents Lloque Yupanqui
Mama Cora Ocllo Coya

Mayta Cápac (Quechua Mayta Qhapaq Inka) was the fourth Sapa Inca of the Kingdom of Cuzco (beginning around 1290 CE) and a member of the Hurin dynasty.

Family and personal[edit]

As a son of King Lloque Yupanqui, Mayta Cápac was his heir and the father of Cápac Yupanqui.[1] His wife's name is given as Mama Tankariy Yachiy or Mama Cuca.[2]

Mayta's mother was Mama Cora Ocllo Coya. She died in Cuzco.[3]


The chroniclers describe him as a great warrior who conquered territories as far as Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, and Potosí. While in fact, his kingdom was still limited to the valley of Cuzco.

His great military feat may have been the subjugation of another tribe in the valley, the Alcaviza.[citation needed]

In 1134, Mayta Cápac put the regions of Arequipa and Moquegua under the control of the Inca empire.


  1. ^ The First New Chronicle and Good Government by Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala and Roland Hamilton
  2. ^ The Incas: the royal commentaries of the Inca, Garcilaso de la Vega
  3. ^ The Incas: the royal commentaries of the Inca, Garcilaso de la Vega
Preceded by
Lloque Yupanqui
Sapa Inca
c. 1290 CE
Succeeded by
Cápac Yupanqui