- Out of nowhere appears the altar of Santa Muerte in Culiacán
- This happened in the place where the drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was born.
- Santa Muerte is very popular with Mexican Catholics
Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán The Santa Muerte. According to a report from the portal of The opinion, an altar of Santa Muerte appeared in Culiacán Sinaloa, the place where the drug dealer most wanted Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
This happened in the Barrancos infonavit subdivision on the Las Torres median, the statuette of Santa Muerte is inside a glass case that is cemented to the ground.
It was through social networks where they published this news which caused several Internet users to react to the published image.
Although the Catholic Church in Mexico considers Santa Muerte to be a satanic cult, it is very popular among the Mexican people, since the people who worship her ask for miracles, just as they ask San Judas Tadeo and the Guadalupe’s Virgin.
The popularity of Santa Muerte is so great that it even appears on cards in which they carry prayers that speak of revenge and protection, and it is also one of the most requested saints by Mexicans.
In general, where it is most requested is in places where people are killed or in places where there is a shipment of drugs.
Drug traffickers have taken over this cult, since as we know they are the most exposed to death and seek its protection in their constant encounter with the authorities.
Even Santa Muerte has become popular internationally since in 2017 the cult of this arrived in the United States, and that caused the authorities to be alert to people who practice that faith, since it has been mentioned that it can become very vindictive if you do not respect the image.
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What is Santa Muerte and where is she venerated?
Santa Muerte appears. The Mexican Santa Muerte and the revered apostate saint San La Muerte are not the same. The cult of Santa Muerte, originally from Mexico, is a widespread practice but it has nothing to do with the rites to San La Muerte, which is a much more rugged and dark issue where sacrifices of human beings have been reported.
The Mexican Santa Muerte is different, it is the physical representation of dying and entering the dimension or world of the dead. It is also represented as a skeleton covered with a tunic up to the feet and carrying a scythe, hence the confusion with Saint La Muerte.
As with San La Muerte, the origin of the veneration of Santa Muerte is in the mixture of the original beliefs of the pre-Hispanic natives mixed with the new Catholic faith imported by the European religious.
“The cult of death has existed in Mexico for more than three thousand years. The ancient inhabitants of what is now the Republic of Mexico conceived death as something necessary and that it happens to all beings in nature. They were sure that the cycles in nature, such as night and day, the dry season and the rainy season, were the equivalent of life and death.
Thus they began to represent life and death in half-naked human figures…… Many cultures such as the Mayans, Zapotecs, Mixtecs, Totonacs and others are devoted. But one of the towns where the cult of death acquired more force was that of the Mexica or Aztecs. This town, considered one of the most fierce in history, took the devotion to death to extremes… ”, says Lorenzo Luevanos in his essay“ The cult of Santa Muerte ”.
In today’s Mexico, the cult of Santa Muerte was born in the mid-nineteenth century, when a local shaman claimed that death appeared to him in a dream and ordered him to spread his cult throughout the world. Today, throughout Mexico there are places of veneration dedicated to Santa Muerte, where there is a massive influx of faithful on November 1 and 2, which are the “days of the dead.”
Rituals of Santa Muerte and its colors
Santa Muerte appears. The representations of Santa Muerte have in common the figure of a skeleton and the eyes, often red, other empty sockets, but differ in the color of the tunic that covers them, which, depending on what you want to order, changes:
- White when what is needed is well-being and purity.
- Off-white to achieve peace, harmony and success.
- Red color for love requests.
- Blue color to achieve work success and a good environment at work.
- Yellow color to find a solution to small problems.
- Gold color for economic peace of mind.
You also have to specify in what position the image is depending on what you want from it:
Seated on a throne, she represents death before which we must all appear.
With an hourglass he represents the time that is passing in the life of each being, remembering that, in the end, we will all unite in the same destiny, death.
Santa Muerte appears. The Church clarified more than once that death is a natural event that happens to everyone without exception. The adoration of death, if it goes beyond a representation, superstition and idolatry from the Christian point of view, that is why it is not possible, for a Catholic, who believes in the God of life, to venerate Saint Death.
More specifically, the Mexican bishops have declared that “Catholics who fall into this cult should know that it is a grave sin: idolatry (” popular devotion “without any doctrinal support or theological justification)”, and warn the followers of Santa Muerte that “this is not a game, nor is death a divine deity, behind that cult there is something diabolical and people must be very careful. Behind this is the kingdom of the evil one and people can be victims of a diabolical possession ”.
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