The goddess Chía (from the chibcha language "the one who is like the moon"), is a triple goddess in the mythology of Colombia in Precolumbian times. She was worshipped as one of the most important deities in that culture.
Chia was the head deity of the Zipa ruler, who governed the territory of what is now Bogotá, and her ceremonial center was located in the area of the actual city of Chía, Cundinamarca, which is named after the goddess.
The Chyquys, or priests of the sacred calendar, were in charge of the ceremonies dedicated to the goddess, which included offerings of gold and ceramic artwork.
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