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Morbid Anatomy: Santa Muerte, San la Muerte and The Fascinating History of Death Personified in Latin America

Santa Muerte Shrine, Tultitlan, Mexico

Santa Muerte --literally "Holy Death" or "Saint Death"--is the sacred figure of death personified as a woman. She is vene.

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Anyone who blithely insists all religions are valid - as long as they are sincere - ought to consider this one. Update September, This shrine has recently burnt down. [sad oboe music in background] .

Mexicans show devotion to a fast-rising "saint": Santa Muerte or Saint Death.

On the Street with Saint Death in Tepito, Mexico

The Santa Muerte rosary service held in Tepito, Mexico City's most notorious barrio, is the signature public ritual of the burgeoning cult of the skeleton.

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Italian American Strega Lori Bruno - Keepers of Tradition

A public Santa muerte altar at a Mexican grocery store in Chicago. Alongside hotei a bodhisattva of wealth (specifically for business).

A public Santa muerte altar at a Mexican grocery store in Chicago. Alongside hotei a bodhisattva of wealth (specifically for business).

Santa-muerte-nlaredo2.jpg        A wide variety of powers, including love, prosperity, good health, fortune, healing, safe passage, protection against witchcraft, against assaults, against gun violence, against violent death. Protection of jobs such as police officers, taxi drivers, bar owners, bicycle messengers; criminal professions including smugglers and drug dealers; homosexuals and transgender people, prostitutes, people in poverty, and other categories of outcasts.

La Santisima Muerte (Holy Death), or Dona Sebastiana (Lady Sebastianne), is a prominent female religious figure in Mexican culture who is prayed to for love, luck, and protection.

Santa Muerte Shrine, Tultitlan, Mexico

Santa Muerte --literally "Holy Death" or "Saint Death"--is the sacred figure of death personified as a woman. She is vene.

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Santa Muerte (Holy Death) is a female deity of Mexican folk religion (personification of death).

Templo Santa Muerte

Templo Santa Muerte

Discover Templo Santa Muerte in Los Angeles, California: A shrine to a skeleton saint in the city of angels.

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Death to Santa Muerte: The Vatican vs. The Skeleton Saint

I want this!

Amariah, an eleven warrior her name means "Light Of Heaven" in Dwarven. Nobody knows she is female, because girls aren't allowed to fight, so she is like a fantasy Joan Of Arc.

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