Venezuelan Cult Still Practices Shocking Self-Harming Rituals

October 16, 2019 - General
A ceremony in the cult of Venezuelan goddess Maria Lionza. Self-harming rituals are practiced in this cult. Source: EJ George/YouTube Screenshot

Every year thousands of Venezuelans hike into the mountains around Chivacoa and practice fire, blood, and smoke rituals as they pay homage to their indigenous goddess – Maria Lionza – who is still revered and worshipped across the South American nation.


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