The Rise of Mexico's Death Saint

January 23, 2018 - Comment

Depicted as a skeletal figured dressed in flowing robes, Santa Muerte was worshiped in Mexico during colonial times. But her cult died out, for the most part, after Mexico won its War of Independence in 1821. Over the past two decades, however, the worship of Santa Muerte has exploded in popularity.

Depicted as a skeletal figured dressed in flowing robes, Santa Muerte was worshiped in Mexico during colonial times. But her cult died out, for the most part, after Mexico won its War of Independence in 1821. Over the past two decades, however, the worship of Santa Muerte has exploded in popularity.

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