Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Santa Muerte Two

Just to add to Jaime post below, here's another image of Santa Muerte made during Sunday's photo shoot. It also has other names, such as La Santísima Muerte, and Doña Sebastiana. This is a religious figure who receives petitions for love, luck and protection, and is often depicted as a female figure.

Research indicates that the cult of Santa Muerte dates back to pre-Christian beliefs during the Aztec era.

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