Santa Muerte

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Close-up of a Santa Muerte south of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish Santa(Saint) Muerte(Death).

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Santa Muerte

  1. A female folk saint venerated primarily in Mexico and among Mexican-Americans in the United States. A personification of death, also associated with healing, protection, and safe delivery to the afterlife.

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