Monday, April 2, 2012

Eight Mexicans Arrested For Human Sacrifice To Santa Muerte

A cult of eight people have been arrested in Mexico for the ritual sacrifice of two ten year-old boys and a mother. The victim's blood was drained and then poured at the altar of Santa Muerte.

Cult of the 'Holy Death': Eight arrested in Mexico after woman and two 10-year-old boys are 'ritually sacrificed'

5 comments:

Midnight Conjure said...

This is such a sad story. I will pray for those who lost their lives. However, it seems that there really is an attempt to demonise Santisima Muerte and label all her followers as criminals / murderers / mad. This is unfair. It would be like labelling all priests as paedophiles, because a small minority of them were.

DocConjure said...

@ Midnight Conjure,

Yes, I do think there is an attempt to demonize Santa Muerte. I know the church views her veneration as being the same as devil worship. However, I think it's important to realize that some of her followers to belive she is demonic. This isn't the only case of human sacrifice for Santa Muerte that I've heard of.

Midnight Conjure said...

@ Doc Conjure,
You're right. Also, some Hoodoo "experts" on line promote her as being part of Hoodoo, but I don't think that's correct. She seems more part of Santeria or Palo or something. I prefer working with the Saints.

DocConjure said...

@ Midgnight Conjure,

You are right. Santa Muerte has NOTHING to do with hoodoo/rootwork/conjure.

She insead belongs to Mexican folk magic traditions.

Anonymous said...

I think she is one of the Aztec gods or based on them.

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