Presentation on theme: "Eldorado" Gaily bedight, A gallant knight, In sunshine and in shadow, Had journeyed long, Singing a song, In search of Eldorado. But he grew old - This."— Presentation transcript:
1Eldorado"Gaily bedight, A gallant knight, In sunshine and in shadow, Had journeyed long, Singing a song, In search of Eldorado.But he grew old - This knight so bold - And o'er his heart a shadow Fell, as he found No spot of ground That looked like Eldorado.And, as his strength Failed him at length, He met a pilgrim shadow - "Shadow," said he, "Where can it be - This land of Eldorado?""Over the Mountains Of the Moon Down the Valley of the Shadow, Ride, boldly ride," The shade replied, - "If you seek for Eldorado!"Poem: Edgar Allan Poe, "Eldorado," Flag of Our Union (Boston), April 21, 1849El Dorado
3The Legend BeginsThe original legend appears to have begun aroundIt was started as a story called El Hombre Dorado or the golden man. This referred to a South American chieftain who was immensely wealthy and covered himself in gold dust.
4Why? The reason for such an eccentric royal custom has been unclear. The most commonly thought reason was for symbolic religious reasons.Mainly the rituals of the Musica have been the suggested.
5The TragedyRaleigh returned to England, where King James ordered him beheaded for, among other things, disobeying orders to avoid conflict with the Spanish.Watt Raleigh expedition was a disaster, and Watt Raleigh was killed in a battle with the Spaniards.Raleigh returned to England, where King James ordered him to be beheaded for, disobeying orders to avoid conflict with the Spanish.
6What people thoughtBecause of the things that he did people supposed that there would be a Golden Kingdom and a city or even country where gold was abundant. This kingdom was known to the natives as Manoa or Omoa.Over the years a number of explorers, looters, and invaders attempted to discover El Dorado. The myth probably motivated a lot of the invasions on the native cities by greedy Europeans.
7Where was it located?Despite being a legendary, lost city, El Dorado has been found a number of times.One of the people who supposedly discovered its secret was Antionio de Berrio who stated Manoa(the golden city/El Dorado) to be near the source of the Caroni river.
8Where was it located? El Dorado was also located near Lake Guatavita Lake Guatavita is a two hour drive north of the Colombian capital of Bogota
9Who searched for El Dorado. The most famous person to search for El Dorado was Sir Walter RaleighSome other people who searched for it were Sir Walter Raleigh, Francisco de Orellana, Hernan Cortes, and Watt Raleigh
10Class question El Dorado supposedly nearby which lake? Lake Erie Lake GuatavitaLake TanganyikaLake Mweru