Santa Muerte by AruarianDancer

Santa Muerte

by AruarianDancer in Fantasy

Personification of Santa Muerte (Saint Death, Holy Death) or Mictecacihuatl, Aztec goddess of the underworld, whom the roots of the modern day celebration of "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead) can be traced back to. Done for the Enchanted Visions Project's October 2011 theme "Dia de los Muertos".

I don't know why the supposedly "Halloween" theme ended up with "Dia...". Many of the EV artists felt this as a rather "closed" and "restrictive" theme, including myself. I decided to research the history of the Day of the Dead celebration in order to find some kind of inspiration rather than merely presenting a pretty, Catrina-inspired, skull-painted face.

EDIT:'s Daily Deviation, November 1st, 2011.

©2011 Mitzi Sato-Wiuff / Aruarian Dancer

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