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Pachamama Ritual in Peru – Pay The Earth at Inkaterra

Pachamama is the spiritual Earth Mother figure in Peruvian culture, a goddess revered amongst the indigenous peoples of the Andes.

 

Associated primarily with fertility and the harvest, the Pachamama is a positive deity whose presence is toasted during meetings and important celebrations across the country through the spilling of “chicha” (a fermented maize beverage) on the floor before drinking as well as in more elaborate rites associated with the present day Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras.

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