A truly bizarre superstition: some locals believe burying a llama fetus before building a house will bring good luck. This belief is widespread enough that dead llamas can be seen for sale in markets throughout Bolivia. These “Witches Markets” are filled with herbs, statues, and other remnants of pre-Christian belief systems that are said to assist the buyer in all manner of tasks: make more money, have more children, destroy enemies, grow better crops, and everything else you can imagine.
Having some bad luck recently? Buy a dead frog. Want a man to be loyal? Purchase a dog’s tongue, mix it in with his dinner, and he’ll be as loyal to you as a dog is to his owner. Plan on playing the lottery? Get yourself some special incense, to be burned when the winning ticket is announced. The Witches Market – a one-stop-shop for all your black magic needs.