Magic Potions and Protective Amulets – Dangriga, Belize

While in Dangriga, Belize, I visit a shop specialising in magic potions and protective amulets. These beliefs come from the mestizo people of Belize, but have been adopted by across Belizian culture. There are magic potions for protection against evil, love potions and potions to bring money. Shop owner Elsy find me a special amulet to protect travellers. I purchase it for $7 ($3.50 USD) It contains a small colourful purse with medals attached, several gemstones and some magic oil potion. I’m told I must say a prayer, pour some oil on the stones, put them in the purse and carry it while I’m on the road.

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