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La Santa Muerte

7 Things to Know About La Santa Muerte, Mexico's Folk Saint of Death

Latina Magazine | Posted 10.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Latina Magazine

The Mexican folk saint of death -- an intimidating skeletal figure holding a scythe -- goes by many names, most notably La Santa Muerte. Though worship of La Santa Muerte has become inextricably intertwined with drug cartels, she has become an all-purpose deity for working-class and poor mexicanos, not just criminals.

Meet The Tequila-Loving Saint Who's Comforting Both Criminals And The Marginalized

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.07.2014 | Religion

Mention the Mexican folk saint "Santa Muerte" in many polite circles and the response will likely be one of confusion, fear or outright antagonism. Ma...

WATCH: NYC's Most Devoted Follower Of An Occult Saint

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 12.03.2012 | New York

Arely Gonzalez's bedroom is dominated by a giant altar; at its center is a skeleton draped in jewelry and dressed in a sparkling jade gown. She is La...