Santa Muerte

Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte, often shortened to Santa Muerte, is a idol, female deity or folk saint in Mexican neo-paganism and 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, and more recently Evangelical movements, her following has become increasingly prominent since the turn of the 21st century.


Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte, often shortened to Santa Muerte, is a idol, female deity or folk saint in Mexican neo-paganism and 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, and more recently Evangelical movements, her following has become increasingly prominent since the turn of the 21st century.
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