Pachamama is a goddess praised by the indigenous people of the Andes. She is also known as the earth/time mother.
Pachamama is a fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting, embodies the mountains, and causes earthquakes. She is also an ever-present and independent deity who has her own self-sufficient and creative power to sustain life on this earth.
Pachamamma gives to the earth and its people, many in South America believe that problems arise when people take too much from nature because they are taking too much from Pachamama.
We saw hardened miners take a drink to her, before they started their work and then throw down some the alcohol on the ground, as gift to her to keep them safe from harm, and keep her happy.