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HUITACA

Muisca Pleasure Goddess

Also known as HUITACA-CHIBCH, Xubchasgagua

Amoral but highly popular Goddess of Pleasure and Drunkenness

Delightfully feminine, she loves to indulge herself with drinking, dancing and making merry. When she came to town, it was always party time. No wonder she was so popular.

The ultra-righteous Top God Bochica was horrified at her antics and accused her of wanton behavior unbecoming a Goddess. His slurs stuck fast and the bad press damaged her reputation terribly. In fact to this day she’s often considered a Goddess of Evil.

As punishment for simply having a good time, Huitaca was turned into an owl. But that doesn’t stop her from grooving the night away, and long may she continue. It’s not often you see a drunken owl.

It just shows the power of the press that she is now often identified (or else easily confused) with Bochica’s wife Chia — who really was evil. In that version of events, her husband NEMTEREQUETEBA acts as a Bochica clone. But we suggest you go for the originals — the names are shorter and the story is in better shape.

Huitaca Facts and Figures

Name: Huitaca
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: HUITACA-CHIBCH, Xubchasgagua

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Muisca (Chibcha) people of Colombia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Pleasure
Area of expertise: Pleasure

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 838

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Article last revised on April 18, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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