El Dorado (misconception)
(ĕl’dərä’dō,– rā’–) [Span.,=the opulent man], legendary nation of the Golden Guy looked for by travelers in South America. The tale supposedly originated in a custom-made of the ChibchaChibcha
, aboriginal individuals of the eastern cordillera of the Andes of Colombia. Although profession with neighboring people was common, the Chibcha seem to have progressed their culture in relative seclusion… Click the web link for more information. people of Colombia that each year blessed a chieftain and also rolled him in gold, which he after that ceremonially washed off in a sacred lake, casting offerings of emerald greens and also gold right into the waters at the exact same time. This custom had evidently gone away long prior to the resulting the vanquishers, however the stories survived as well as grew into a tale of a land of gold and also plenty. Gonzalo PizarroPizarro, Gonzalo
, c. 1506– 1548, Spanish conquistador, bro of Francisco Pizarro. A lieutenant of his sibling in the conquest of Peru, Gonzalo helped in the defense of Cuzco (1536– 37) against the Inca Manco Capac, controlled Charcas (present Bolivia), and combated
… Click the link for more details. and Francisco de Orellana laid out in mission for it, the last drifting down the size of the Amazon.com River while doing so. From the middle of the 16th cent. a series of travelers searched for El Dorado and also its incredible variations– Omagua, the Land of Cinnamon, or the gold land of Manoa. El Dorado entered European literature as well as located its method to the maps. The conquistadors of Venezuela and New Granada– Federmann Federmann, Nikolaus, 1501– 42, German adventurer in Venezuela as well as Colombia. In the service of the Welser bros, Augsburg
lenders to whom Charles V had actually given legal rights in Venezuela, Federmann first landed at Santa Ana de Coro in 1530… Click the web link for more information., Benalcázar Benalcázar or Belalcázar, Sebastián de, c. 1479– 1551,
Spanish conquistador. After accompanying Columbus on his third trip(1498), Benalcázar served in Darién as well as Nicaragua … Click the web link for even more information., as well as Jiménez de Quesada Jiménez de Quesada, Gonzalo, c. 1499– 1579, Spanish vanquisher in Colombia. Principal magistrate ofSanta Marta, he was commissioned to explore the Magdalena looking for El Dorado… Click the web link to find out more.– all looked for El Dorado. Possibly best understood to English-speaking individuals is the exploration of Sir
Walter Raleigh or Ralegh, Sir Walter, 1554?– 1618, English soldier, explorer, courtier, as well as guy of letters. Early Life As a youth Raleigh offered(1569)as a volunteer in the Huguenot army in France… Click the web link for more details. in 1595. The area of the mythical land changed as brand-new areas were discovered, as well as comparabletales showed up in W United States. Cabeza de Vaca told of the 7 Cities of Cibola; passion in these treasure-laden cities got to a top with the tales of Fray Marcos de Niza Marcos de Niza, c. 1495– 1558, missionary traveler inSpanish The United States And Canada. A Franciscan friar, he offered in Peru as well as Guatemala before going to Mexico. There he headed an exploration( 1539 )planned by Antonio de Mendoza, who had been thrilled by Cabeza de Vaca’s tales of … Click the link for more details. and finished in a tremendous however ineffective expedition under Francisco Vásquez de Coronado Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de, c. 1510– 1554, Spanish traveler. He mosted likely to Mexico with Viceroy Antonio
de Mendoza as well as in 1538 was made guv of Nueva Galicia… Click the link for more details. El Dorado is used figuratively to suggest any kind of location of incredible riches, an optimistic dream, or the land of need. Bibliography See A. F. Bandelier, The Opulent Guy (1893, repr. 1962); G.
Arciniegas, The Knight of El Dorado(tr. 1942); R. Silverberg, The Golden Desire (1967); V. S. Naipaul, The Loss of El Dorado(1970). El Dorado(ĕl dərā’də), city(1990 pop. 23,146)
, seat of Union co., S central Ark; inc. 1845. The discovery of oil in 1921 made it the oil center of the state. The city has oil refineries, chemical plants, and poultry-packing houses, in addition to varied manufactures.The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia ™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press.
Columbia College Press. All legal rights scheduled. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/The complying with write-up is from The Terrific Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be dated or ideologically biased.El Dorado a nation abundant in gold and also jewels that was sought by
the Spanish conquistadores in the 16th as well as 17th centuries in South America, generally in the container of the Orinoco as well as Amazon.com rivers.According to the tale that had actually reached the conquistadores, the ruler of El Dorado sprayed himself with gold dust every early morning as well as cleaned it off in the waters of a spiritual lake. The legend as well as the name of the country stem from the custom that existed among the Chibcha(Muisca)of consecrating their rulers in Lake Guatavita(Colombia). In a metaphorical feeling,”El Dorado”means a land of magnificent wealth.REFERENCE Sozina, S. A. Na gorizonte– El’dorado
! Moscow, 1972. The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition(1970-1979 ). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All legal rights reserved.El Dorado legendary
land of gold prizes, things of Spanish explorations. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 159] El Dorado epic land of gold in South America. [Span. Myth.: NCE, 846]
El Dorado legendary place of wonderful wide range. [Am. Hist.: Espy, 335] Insinuations– Cultural, Literary, Scriptural, as well as Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Wind Team, Inc. All legal rights reserved.El Dorado a fabled city in South America, rich in prize and also sought by Spanish explorers in the 16th century Collins Exploration Encyclopedia, first version © HarperCollins Publishers 2005 Wish to