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El Tio Potosi Bolivia
A figure of El Tio in the Potosí mines, 1993

El Tío ("The Uncle") is believed in Potosí, Bolivia to be the lord of the underworld. There are many statues of this spirit looking like a devil in the mines. El Tío rules over the mines, and is said to give both protection and destruction.

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