|Children of Llullaillaco|
|Gender||Two females, one male|
|Carbon 14 Dating||
(513 years ago)
|Age||15 (The Maiden), 6-8 (Lightning Girl), 7-10 (boy)|
|Cause of Death||Sacrifice, hypothermia|
|Other Names||Children of the Cold|
The Children of Llullaillaco were discovered in 1999 by Johann Reinhard. They consist of two girls and one boy, ages 15, 6-8 and 7-10, respectively.
The fifteen-year-old girl, dubbed "La Doncella" (translated to "The Maiden") had no injuries, however, it was evident that she had been drugged by cocoa leaves and a type of maize beer. She likely died in her sleep. The second girl, known as the "Lightning Girl" was The Maiden's half sister. She did not have injuries prior to death, but her body had been struck by lightning sometime after her burial. The boy mummy was a different story, having bound tightly that his ribs were cracked and his pelvis was dislocated. He appeared to have died under a great deal of stress.
Statues made of precious metals were found with the children, as well as headdresses. It is believed The Maiden was an Accla, being a child raised in luxury, who would later be sacrificed to ensure good harvests.