Bochica In the mythology of the ancient Chibcha Indians of Colombia, chief god and culture hero. He came from the east, traveling across the country disguised as a bearded old man, teaching moral laws and arts to man. In
one myth Bochica saved the people when a flood inundated the plain of Bogotá. He appeared and
cleaved the mountains with his golden scepter, opening a passage for the waters into the valley
below. Bochica’s wife was Cuchaviva, the rainbow goddess, who watched over women in childbirth and made the fields fertile. Bochica was sometimes worshipped as Zuhe (sun) or Xue (lord) or was identified with the culture
hero Nemterequeteba or Chimizapagua.