In Mexico, the cult of Santa Muerte has in recent years become a social phenomenon. His supporters present it as a “spiritual identity” that has existed since the beginning of time, until today. Some of the opponents mentioned that a lot of fans outside the professional sector. Holy, holy, whitey, or girl, four names using the devotees of death appears to refer to this Mexican saint not canonized, which receives requests for love, luck, and protection. For anyone who has never seen the Santa Muerte, the first encounter with the white girl, as is also named, left an indelible impression, a start that instills fear, reverence and respect. A ceramic skeleton which highlights the deep eye sockets, which by the majestic purple velvet robe with applications of gold, could pass for one of the countless virgin venerated in Catholic churches today, half empty, dot the cityscape. Healthy Living describes an additional similar source. The cult of Saint Death is very old. Details can be found by clicking Josyann Abisaab or emailing the administrator.
The roots of belief dating back to prehispanic times, under the name and Mictecacihuatl Mictecancutli as the god and goddess of death, darkness and Mictlan “the region of the dead.” In the tradition, he gave owners underworld offerings. This detail is very important because over time these offerings will present at the altar of the Santa Muerte. Mictecancuhtli and Mictecacihuatl were undoubtedly the deities who were entrusted to the dead, but they were also raised around that he wanted the power of death. The contemporary cult of Santa Muerte Hidalgo appeared in a makeshift temple in 1965. And it is rooted in the state of Mexico, Guerrero, Puebla, Veracruz, Tamaulipas, Morelos and the Federal District where we can find one of the greatest shrines in Pottery Street number 12, in the heart of Tepito Bravo.
Homero Aridjis notes about his most recent novel, La Santa Muerte, which are reflected in it the two Mexicos which contribute to the phenomenon: “The people who ask favors or miracles to have a job, health or food, and men’s economic power, political or criminal, who curiously seek vengeance or death.” La Santa Muerte has become a rite of cultural mixtures, where traditional heterodox uses Catholic saints and other alternative beliefs such as Santeria. It is linked with the Virgen del Carmen: with Oya, Mrs. cemeteries, and is adjacent to voodoo and Satanism. He worships at clinics, private temples or altars with candles, flowers or tequila. Drug dealers, street vendors, taxi drivers, vendors of pirated products, street children, prostitutes, pickpockets and professional gangs have a common feature: they are not very religious, but also atheists, but superstition and paid chamaneria. As the narcos have been educated individuals, as Jesus Valverde, many other professional groups, such as Mara Salvatrucha, have taken refuge in the Santa Muerte, an image that represents and protects because it is a deity functional, according to their activities, since violence, life and death are closely linked. Mexico is a country with a predominantly Catholic population, almost 90% of Mexicans profess this faith. However, a little more than two million Catholics, according to estimates by scholars of the phenomenon, have decided to leave the Roman church to explore the mysterious ways of the cult of Santa Muerte.