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A group of pilgrims who traveled to the festival together bath a bull at the base of the waterfall in preparation for its sacrifice. Until recent years the sacrifices - made as offerings to gain favor with specific lwas, or spirits - were performed at the falls, but now must be performed off site.

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A group of pilgrims who traveled to the festival together bath a bull at the base of the waterfall in preparation for its sacrifice. Until recent years the sacrifices - made as offerings to gain favor with specific lwas, or spirits - were performed at the falls, but now must be performed off site.