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Pascual Abaj

After a three-minute hike to a hill in the outskirts of Chichicastenango you reach the Mayan shrine of Pascual Abaj, dedicated to the earth god Huyup Tak'ah.

Ceremonies are performed around the pre-Columbian stone idol. Many locals worship here, making offerings of candles, incense, flowers, food and even alcohol.

They pray both to their gods as well as to "Jesus Cristo" asking for good fortune and bountiful crops. One way watch, but remain discrete. Do not take pictures without permission.