El Dorado is a legend about a Muisca tribal chief of South America who covered himself in gold dust. Later, it became the name of a mythical lost city of gold hidden deep within the rainforests of South America, which many European explorers unsuccessfully attempted to find.
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The Legend of El Dorado
Large amount of information pertaining to the legend of El Dorado, its history, and development.
About.com: Ten Facts About El Dorado
Ten facts related to the historical search for El Dorado.
About.com: The Legend of El Dorado, the Mysterious City of Gold
About.com article discussing the development of the legend of El Dorado.
El Dorado Legend Snared Sir Walter Raleigh
National Geographic article concerning Sir Walter Raleigh's search for the mythical lost city of El Dorado in the 17th century.
Historic Mysteries: The Legend of El Dorado
Article discussing the inspirations, development, and history of the legend of El Dorado.
The Poetry Foundation: Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe
Online transcription of Edgar Allen Poe's poem titled "El Dorado."
The Stories of El Dorado, by Frona Eunice Wait
Project Gutenberg e-book of a 1904 collection of legends connected to El Dorado.
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