Pachacuti was a 15th century Inca ruler who created a vast empire along the east coast of South America including today’s Ecuador. While spreading the Inca Sun Cult, Pachacuti was considered to be the son of the sun. Inti was the name of the Inca sun god. The Temple of the Sun Museum celebrates the history of these Ecuadorian ancestors. It also displays on two floors the founder’s paintings and sculptures portraying indigenous images. Locally-born Ortega Maila is considered among the best contemporary painters in the Americas.