Recap – Of Myth and Magic: Superstitions and Beliefs in the LAC Region

The variety of myths, magic, and superstitions, passed down over generations, are an important part of the culture in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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The variety of myths, magic, and superstitions, passed down over generations, are an important part of the culture in Latin America and the Caribbean.

From Jamaica’s hidden religion of Obeah, similar to Haiti’s Vodou (voodoo), to a fabled Bahamian half-octopus, half-shark creature known as the Lusca, the region has no shortage of interesting stories, cautionary tales, and terrible monsters.

While not everyone believes in these tales, their presence in this region reflect its cultural diversity and history. To truly experience a country, it is important to immerse yourself in its culture – and superstitions and myths form important foundations of culture.

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