The purpose of a human placenta is to nourish a human in the womb. However, many cultures have superstitious beliefs about this ephemeral organ that can be quite interesting. In Bolivia, the Aymara believe that a mother’s spirit could seek out that of her child — to keep the baby safe, they bury the placenta in a secret location. In British Columbia, the Kwakiutl believe that burying the placenta of a girl will improve their clam digging skills and that exposing the placenta of a boy will possibly grant them the ability of prophetic visions. In Hawaii, the placenta is thought to be a part of the child and is often planted with a tree that will grow up as the boy or girl does.
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