Juan RodrequezTroxelwrorte this account addressed to the governor of Guatavita:The Ceremony took place on the appointment of a new ruler. Before taking office, he spent some time secluded in a cave, without women, forbidden to eat salt, or go out during the daylight.
The 1st journey he had to make was to go the the great lagoon of GUATAVITA, to make offerings and sacrifices to the demon which they worshipped as their god and lord.
During the ceremony which took place at the lagoon, they made a raft of rushes, embellishing and decorating it with the most attractive things they had. They put on it 4 lighted braziers in which they burned much MOQUE, which is the incense of these natives, and also resin and many other perfumes. The lagoon was large and deep, so that a ship with high sides could sail on it, all loaded with an infinity of men and women dressed in fine plumes, golden plaques and crowns.
At this time they stripped the heir to his skin, and anointed him with a sticky earth on which they placed Gold dust so that he was completely coverd with this metalThey placed him on the raft.. And at his feet they placed a great heap of gold and emeralds for him to offer to his god. His 4 Principal chiefs went with him with all their crowns, bracelets, ear rings --all of goldWhen the raft reached the center of the lagoon, they raised a banner as a signal for silence.. The GILDED Indians then threw out all the pile of gold into the middel of the lake, and the chiefs did the same. With this ceremony.. The NEW RULER was received, and recognized as LORD and KING.
The Spanish started to hear stories of El Dorado from captured Indians, and of the rites which used to take place at the lagoon .Although there was really no GOLD to be found in El Dorado…as the Indians actually obtained the OGLD through TRADING THE LEGENDS of precious stones and gold spread with explorers searching for El Dorado from the 1540 ‘s til today.
EL DORADO is also sometimes used as a METAPHOR to represent an ultimate prize or HOLY GRAIL that one might spend one’s life seeking. it could represent true love , heaven, happiness, or success.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal skull, AKATOR - the Mayan name for El Dorado – is the resting place of the 13 mythical crystal skulls
13 Crystal skulls indiana jones
El Dorado song by british heavy metal band IRON MAIDEN 2010 studio album THE FINAL FRONTIER
the game is based on a search for El Dorado and its connections to Francis Drake.Expecting to find a city of GOLD, they find a huge gold statue, later discovered to be a golden coffin containing the victim and the remains of an ancient plague.
2000 American animated comedyTells of 2 16th century Spanish men who discover the mythical city and are declared gods by the inhabitants.
El Dorado<br />Spanish for : <br />The GOLD One<br />Presented By Mrs. SMITH<br />For 7th Grade <br />