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Credit: Fabiola Chesnut
The Cult of Santa Muerte October 24, 2013
Drug traffickers and police, maligned women and any who feel death may be imminent: those who venerate Santa Muerte, the folk saint of death, are an eclectic group of somewhere around 10 million people. Often dressed as a bride and carrying a scythe, the "bony lady" rivals the popularity of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the beloved icon of the Virgin Mary.

Andrew Chesnut, author of Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint