el dorado, legend, lake guatavita

The Legend of El Dorado

“El Dorado” is the legend of a hidden city in South America that is completely made of pure gold. The term was used by the Spanish conquistadores to define a tribal chief of the Colombian indigenous group Muisca, who during rituals covered themselves with gold dust and then dove into a lake. This old Muisca […]

El Dorado [The Golden One]

“El Dorado” is a term used by Europeans to define a tribal chief of the Colombian indigenous group Muisca, who during rituals covered themselves with gold dust and then dove into a lake. This old Muisca tradition became the origin of the El Dorado legend. When Spanish explorers reached South America they heard stories about […]