Apo became the Mountain God because of this legend:
Tatum Yach, Son of the Sun, hearing rumors of empires in the great northern continent, the Son of the Sun sent his trusted explorer Apo sailing up to greet them. Tatum's son, Roca, was promoted to Heir and a day of rejoicing proclaimed throughout the realm. His son died of an illness while in the high mountains on a hunting expedition. Schools were created in Moche to train the youth there in Incan ways, so the province could one day freely join the empire; these efforts are slowly turning the people to favor the Incan Empire. The neutral city of Huari was given much food to show them one of the many benefits of Inca rulership and agreeing the pay tribute to the Empire. Inca engineering laid a road leading from Cuzco in the Andes down to Maranga on the coast, the first of many to come.

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