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Nemterequeteba

by Micha F. Lindemans
A possibly historical figure in the tales of the Cibcha. He is said to have come from Venezuela 140 years before the Spanish conquest. He was depicted as an old man, bearded and long haired, and similar to the culture hero Thunapa, of whom he may be a version. He is also sometimes identified with the Sun Zuhé or with the supreme being Bochica. In some stories he is pursued by the beautiful, amoral goddess Huitaca whom he changed into either an owl or the Moon.

He is also called Sugumonxe or Sugunsúa ("Disappeaer") and Chimizapagna ("Chiminigagué's messenger").


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