Pachacamac is a site where several cultures existed starting in 200 AD. Next came the Huaris in about 680 AD. Pachacamac means world creater. He was a god of fire and the earth. The peope tried to keep him appeased to avoid his anger displayed in the form of earthquakes. It was always a very important relegious site with pyramids and temples. The Incas took over after the Huaris in about 1450 AD. They built the long structue Acllahuasi (house of the chosen women). The most beautiful girls between ages 8 and 20 lived there. The rulers would go there and select their brides, often more than one. Some of the girls were chosen to be sacrifices. If a girl did not get chosen she had a choice of staying there and becoming a mamacuna and then would teach the other girls or she could return to her home and family and have a family of her own. The Incas built the sun temple here and it is still pretty much in tact. We climbed to the top of it. The Incas used a zig zag walkway to their temples and structures. When the Spanish conquered the Incas they sent a force to Pachacamac and destroyed the "god" thus ending the worship of Pachacamac.