Hiking through the Cordilleras of the Andes has a profound effect. Even an European townswoman can feel a glimpse of the supernatural forces of the mountains: ‘guardians and regulators of the natural and of the human order’. The mountains, especially the mountain lakes, played an important role in the religious life of the Muiscas. With an annual route connecting the sacred lakes they worshiped the creation myth, which tells that man sprang from a lake.