Bachúe (she of the large breasts) In the mythology of the Chibcha Indians of Colombia, mother goddess and protector of crops. After the supreme god Chiminigagua had created light, the goddess Bachúe emerged from a mountain lake with a three-year-old child. She went to live in a nearby village, Iguaque, and brought up the child. When he was of age, she married him and bore four or six children, who populated the land. With her task finished, Bachúe and her husband left for the mountains and finally reentered the sacred lake as snakes.
In some accounts the name of the goddess is given as Fura-chogue, “the beneficent female.”


Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow– Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante