Saint Death


Death is looked upon differently by many cultures. One of the stranger and more macabre (at least to look at) is the Mexican tradition of Santa Muerte - or Saint Death if you are an English speaker. She is also known as Dona Sebastiana and is a religious figure that is the result of a mish-mash of several cultures. Paganism and Catholicism come head on to produce a remarkable hybrid of contemporary religiosity and supernaturalism.

Take a look at several incarnations of Santa Muerte at socyberty. Link -Thanks, RJ Evans!

(image credit: volante)

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Ah! Dona death! I know her well.
Just love all that paganism and pseudo-christianity
wallowing together in one big crap hole. Is why
I adore the church!!
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I saw a Santa Muerte shrine while I was in Mexico. Very creepy indeed! Especially when you don't know the context of it. People we're literally giving tributes to this skeleton looking thing and I suddenly thought I was in a "bad part of town".
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