The Mochicas of the desert

The Moche culture flourished 1500 years ago, on the northern coast of Peru, in an arid and not very fertile area, however it was a society of farmers. In addition, they were engaged in fishing, art and warfare.

The mochica religion was based on dualism, believed in principal gods and demigods that ruled the world and people’s lives and activities. They believed in the afterlife, where people preserved the same privileges or obligations as during their lifetime.