Bachué

April 20th, 2008 by sabrina

Bachué is the Chibcha Goddess of creation and farming. She is the mother of all mankind, having risen from Lake Iguaque to create humans. When she came out of the lake, she had a baby in her arms—the baby grew into a man, with whom Bachué mated to produce mankind. Afterwards, they turned into snakes and returned to the lake. She occasionally returns to guide her creation. Bachué, whose name means “she who has naked breasts”, also watches over the crops that sustain man.

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