La Santa Muertehas crossed the US/Mexico Border for over a decade, accompanying her devotees on their arduous journeys north. Also known asLa Flaquita(The Skinny One),La Niña Blanca(The White Girl),La Niña Negra(The Black Girl),Señora de las Sombras(Lady of the Shadows),La Huesuda(Bony Lady),La Niña Bonita(The Pretty Girl),La Madrina(The Godmother), and more reverently,La Santísima Muerte(The Most Holy Death), she is a beloved saint of dispossessed peoples.
LOIS ANN LORENTZEN
Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte(Spanish: [ˈnwestra seˈɲora ðe la ˈsanta ˈmweɾte];Our Lady of the Holy Death), shortened toSanta Muerte, is an unsanctioned saint of death in folk Mexican religion. She acts similarly toDeathof European mythology, collecting the souls of the dead and deciding when people die. Unlike Death, however, she is worshipped and…
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