Condor is sacred and regarded as a symbol of power to the ancient Incas. It is known to possess many spiritual properties and continues to be used in rituals throughout the Andes region. The upper world of the gods, Hanan Pacha, is represented by the condor. The Inca prophecies say that now, in this age, when the eagle of the North and the condor of the South fly together, the Earth will awaken. The eagles of the North cannot be free without the condors of the South. The Prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor is told by many Native nations in the Western Hemisphere.