Upside-down moon


In the villages of upper Adjara, Merisi, and Medzibna, people still believe in strange creatures and evil spirits who bring diseases.

They believe that magic is strongest during the waning moon, a period they refer to as the “upside-down moon.” It is then, ten days before a new moon, that women who know the spells can treat villagers' fears and sorrows with magical rituals.