The rituals and beliefs of Maya that appeared before the times of Columbus constitute the whole layer of traditions that is still a lacuna in a modern social studies. According tho the ancient Maya beliefs Alush is the representative of the whole host of the creatures that live next to the settlements of the human beings. The traditions connected with Alushes still remain quite popular within the modern native population of Mexico. Alush is believed to be a small anthropomorphic creature who cares for the crop and the house to be in order and defends the household and the land from the invasion of strangers or enemies.

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