The Achachilas are mountain spirits, protective ancestral spirits of the
Aymara whose ancestral home is the Andes Mountains. The Achachilas
are ancestors who keep a vigilant eye over their descendents, offering
assistance as needed and requested. They appear in dreams and offer
warnings so that unfortunate or dangerous situations may be averted.
They also have power over precipitation: rain, hail, frost, and so forth.
Manifestation: An old man dressed in traditional Aymara clothing
Favored people: Their descendents, the Aymara people, although others
with powerful affiliations may attempt a request
Realm: They live in caverns within the Andes.
Offerings: The Achachilas are propitiated by feeding stray dogs and by
libations of water and alcoholic beverages poured on mountainous
PROTECTION Ritual WHILE TRAVELING IN THE ANDES
1. Request that the Achachilas guard your vehicle on hazardous roads.
2. While petitioning, sprinkle the tires with an alcoholic beverage.
3. The Achachilas are present in the Andes; if you already have a bond
with them, they may be petitioned for assistance elsewhere, too.