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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 21, Huitaca Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 21, Huitaca Summary and Analysis

Huitaca is the Moon Goddess of the Chibcha people from Colombia. A free-verse poem tells of Huitaca's moonlight, leading the people to drinking and making love. Bochica, a teacher of spinning and weaving, comes and warns that the pleasures of the people are wrong and immoral. Just as the people are about the listen to the joyless teachings of Bochica, Huitaca appears and taunts him and angers him. The people laugh at this and call her Chie and Jubchas Guaya, Mother of Joy. They continue to laugh and dance around the moon.

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