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Chia (goddess)


The goddess Chia (from the chibcha language "the one who is like the moon"), is according to Precolumbian Colombian mythology a triple goddess who received worship as one of the most important deities in that culture.

Chia was the head deity of the Zipa ruler, who governed the territory of what is now Bogota, and her ceremonial center was located in the area of the actual city of Chia, Cundinamarca, which is named after the goddess.

The Chyquys, or priests of the sacred calendar, were in charge of the ceremonies dedicated to the goddess, which included offerings of gold and ceramic artwork.

References

http://www.cundinamarca.gov.co/cundinamarca/municipios/frm_municipio.asp?codigo=17

http://www.chia.gov.co/portal/archivos/documentos/educacion/secretaria.de.educacion.de.chia.pdf

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