Bochica

Bochica - God of Morals & Law

Bochica was a South American God of Morals and Laws. He is also one of education, and messages to the ancient South American people. It is said that Bochica created all of the morals for the ancient times in South America, specifically Colombia. He taught his people all about ethics, virtues, crafts, leadership & legislation. The Chibcha people or (Muisca) lived in Ancient Colombia between 600 and 1600 C.E. They are quite famous for their gold work which include many statues, pieces of jewelry, and sculptures made of gold. They lived in various valleys through the Andean plains.

The Muisca people were ruled by great leaders and spiritual chiefs. The main focuses in their culture were art, music, ceremonies, and warriors. It is said most of this came from the influence of Bochica as he was the one who taught all of these cultural values and norms to the ancient people of Colombia. He was known to have a long beard and is usually seen with a staff (most of the time made of gold). Part of the myths say that after utilizing the information taught by Bochica, a huge flood came and washed up most of the Bogotá savanna. (Some myths say this flood was caused by Huitaca - the goddess of art, dance, music & sexual liberation, & also the wife of Bochica). The ancient peoples called out to Bochica for help and he appeared on a rainbow bridge. He used his magical golden staff to create Tequendama Falls so that the flood water had somewhere to drain!

Bochica is a very important part of South American mythology. There is a statue of him that stands tall in Cuítiva which is a town in the Sugamuxi province of Colombia.
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Bochica - God of Morals & Law Bochica was a South American God of Morals and Laws. He is also one of education, and messages to the ancient South American people. It is said that Bochica created all of the morals for the ancient times in South America, specifically Colombia. He taught his people all about ethics, virtues, crafts, leadership & legislation. The Chibcha people or (Muisca) lived in Ancient Colombia between 600 and 1600 C.E. They are quite famous for their gold work which include many statues, pieces of jewelry, and sculptures made of gold. They lived in various valleys through the Andean plains. The Muisca people were ruled by great leaders and spiritual chiefs. The main focuses in their culture were art, music, ceremonies, and warriors. It is said most of this came from the influence of Bohchica as he was the one who taught all of these cultural values and norms to the ancient people of Colombia. He was known to have a long beard and is usually seen with a staff (most of the time made of gold). Part of the myths say that after utilizing the information taught by Bochica, a huge flood came and washed up most of the Bogotá savanna. (Some myths say this flood was caused by Huitaca - the goddess of art, dance, music & sexual liberation, & also the wife of Bochica). The ancient peoples called out to Bochica for help and he appeared on a rainbow bridge. He used his magical golden staff to create Tequendama Falls so that the flood water had somewhere to drain! Bochica is a very important part of South American mythology. There is a statue of him that stands tall in Cuítiva which is a town in the Sugamuxi province of Colombia.

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