Market of the Witches

Market of the Witches. La Paz - BOLIVIA

Direccion: Melchor Jimenez, La Paz

The Market of the Witches is a market located on the Cumbre hill.

Among the main merchandise sold in the Market of the Witches, directed by local sorcerers known as yatiri, includes potions, dried frogs, medicinal plants such as broom and armadillos used in Bolivian rituals.

One of the strangest things that can be found in this market are the mummified llama fetuses, brought here by the "witches" of the Andean mountains. When building a new house or starting a new business, the owners often bury a fetus under the pillars of the building as an offering to the Andean goddess Pachamama (Mother Earth), to protect the workers and bring good luck.

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