El Dorado

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El Dorado

‘El Dorado’ (50x61cm) (19.66×24.02in)
Mixed Media on Canvas
©Fordee 2018

El Dorado, was the term used by the Spanish Empire to describe a mythical tribal chief of the Muisca native people in the Spanish colonial province of Colombia, who, as an initiation rite, covered himself with gold dust and submerged in Lake Guatavita. The legends surrounding El Dorado changed over time, as it went from being a man, to a city, to a kingdom, and then finally to an empire.

“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.” –J. R. R. Tolkien

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