Chimú was a South American civilization that flourished between 1300 and 1470, simply earlier than the rise of the Inca (1400–1532). The Chimú had a really structured society that included a ruling aristocracy that was believed to have descended from the celebrities. (Other people, they believed, descended from two planets.)

The Chimú had no creator god however held that they have been created by Taycanamo, a mysterious man who floated to land on a balsa log. He was likable, with a easy tongue that satisfied the people he had been despatched to rule them. And, certainly, he did begin a dynasty that lasted 500 years. It ended when it was overtaken by the Inca.

The middle of the Chimú civilization was at Chan Chan, which in the present day is an archaeological website in Peru that's thought of endangered. The Chimú faith was practiced together with that of native cults and included celebrations with feasts and dances throughout which the gods appeared. It included magic and oracles. The people relied on shamans to join them to their particular person guardian spirits.

The Chimú had no written language however have been organized and extremely expert engineers who constructed cities of stucco buildings, canals, and mass-produced items. They have been notably expert metalworkers who employed methods resembling hammering, casting, soldering, gilding, and plating which might be nonetheless used in the present day. Their affect was widespread. When the Inca conquered the Chimú, they took many high-quality metalworkers again to their capital at Cuzco to train Incan artisans their craft.