The day of the Death in Mexico

The Day of the Death

by: Othon Gonzales

“Mictecuacihuatl”, goddess of the death

The origin of the day of the deads is very ancient; Mayan and Aztecs used to celebrate it 3000 years ago in the 9th month of their calendar (around August)
and it was dedicated to ” Mictecuacihuatl”, goddess of the death.

They believed that the souls headed in different ways as a consequence of the type of death the person had, and they used to collect the skulls of their
believed ones, which were set on an altar to honor them.

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