Guatavita lagoon - Cundinamarca
Was the sacred lake and the central point for the Muiscas (Chibchas) ceremonies, the Muiscas adore at that place the CHIE goddess (water goddess) . Guatavita lagoon is located in the “peñas blancas” mountain near the guatavita town, was discover by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada in the year 1.537.
The leyend tells that the Guatavita Queen get sick of the continues orgies of his husband and his addiction to the chicha (liquor made from fermented corn), she fall in love with a warrior. She was catch with his lover, for this reason she through herself into the water with his daughter and die.
The sad cacique forgive his unfaithful wife and started a ceremony, during this ceremony he covers himself in gold and enter to the Guatavita lagoon in a raft and prayes, then he bad himself in the lagoon, he throws emeralds and gold with the purpose to ask the queen who lies at the bottom of the lagoon to pray to the goods for prosperity for his people.
From there comes the famous Dorado legend.
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