Origin: Aymara

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



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.

From the Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by Judika Illes

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