I’ve just been pondering why the Gold Museum of Bogota is so important. It actually comes up as number 1 in the top things to do in all of Colombia. Of course I paid it a visit, but why was it worth my time?
Once upon a time, thousands of years ago, a monstrous serpent, the God of Water Coi Coi Vilu, roamed the waters in the south of Chile. As it cruised through the Pacific Ocean it drowned the land just south of Puerto Montt, submerging all flora and fauna. With animosity, Ten Ten Vilu, God of Earth and Fertility lashed out and elevated the land, protecting it from destruction. The battle lasted a long time, with Ten Ten Vilu reaching victory. However, the land remained detached from the mainland and became known today as Chiloe.