Muisca mythology

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Muisca mythology refers to the pre-Columbian beliefs of the Muisca culture about the origin and organization of the universe.

Creation of the universe

Bague (“the Grandmother”) is a non-material principle of creation, the will, the thought and the imagination of all the things to come. She is a similar concept to the principle of tao in the Chinese mythology.

The time of unquyquie nxie (the first thought) is the time of the cosmic origin, when the thoughts of Bague became actions. This is the time when Bague created the Builders of the Universe and ordered them to create.

The Builders

The first gods, constructors of the universe built the first Cuca or ceremonial temple. They were:Bachué (The one with naked breasts): The mother goddess, who raised from the underworld to give birth to the human race.Cuza (The one who is like the night): The male principle of creation. Chibchachum (the one who holds the earth). The universal legislator.Bochica (the father of civilization)Nemcatacoa and the Chiminigagua trinity deity, constituted by Chí, Chímini and Chiminigagua.

The gods danced a very long dance (Sas quyhynuca), with the music of the Fo drum, in the first ceremony. This ceremony gave origin to the space and time.Then, the gods created the first materials of the universe: Fiva (the air), Faova (the cosmic cloud) and Ie (the smoke). Then, they created the six directions of the material dimension, and in the middle of the emptiness, they created...
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