Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte (Spanish for Our Lady of Holy Death), is a female deity or folk saint in Mexican and American folk Catholicism. A personification of death, she is associated with healing, protection, and safe delivery to the afterlife by her devotees. Despite condemnation by leaders of the Catholic Church, her religion has become increasingly prominent since the turn of the 21st century.
“The Most Holy Death” she is also the personification of death, and is associated with healing, protection, and safe delivery to the afterlife. You may also petition her to keep men faithful and will judge men who violate the sanctity of marriage if called upon to do so. She is also the personification of death, & is associated with healing, protection, & safe delivery to the afterlife.
As Christianity swept into pagan lands, and it officially replaced the old religions, sometimes remnants of the old culture and religion remained, however, and rather than discarding the old gods entirely, some cultures re-branded the native gods as Christian saints. Jesus was nothing more than a copy of popular dying-and-rising fertility gods in various places—Tammuz in Mesopotamia, Adonis in Syria, Attis in Asia Minor, and Horus in Egypt. Of note is the fact that none of the stories and attributes of pagan deities became the stories and attributes of saints, although this was done at a popular level more often than at an official level.
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