Slaughtered Sheep

Pagan Sacrifice..These brothers are sacrificing sheep for the sins of their ancestor who burned sacred buildings on Khati grounds many generations ago...Pagan festivals are held annually that have Christian overtones.  Some of the elders clothes date back to pagan times. There are no priests or working churches in any of the valleys. Every village has an elder with priest-like powers. Each village has its own Khati--a couple of huts associated with their own Pagan deity.  No foreigners have penetrated this area... no Mongols, Arabs, Turks or Persians, unlike the rest of Georgia...