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Published on Jan 02, 2013
 
PICTURES

Followers pay homage to cult figure La Santa Muerte in Mexico

 
 

La Santa Muerte or The Saint of Death, is a cult figure often depicted as a skeletal grim reaper in Mexico.

Followers gather at the altar at the start of a new year, and subsequently on the first of each month, to leave offerings of apples, flowers, cigarettes, coloured candles and tequila to thank her for granted favours or to ask for new ones.