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Old Apr 30, '12, 2:04 pm
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Default Unusual saints in legends etc

A friend pointed me to:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Guinefort

Now I know the holy dog was not really a saint but I did wonder if there has been other unusual local devotions like this.

Any heard of any?

I've heard of legends of:
Cross dressing saints
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Default Re: Unusual saints in legends etc

Wow, in Latin American, especially in Mexico, there is the cult of "Santa Muerte" ("Saint Death" in English).


Saint Muerte is condemned by the Catholic Church in Mexico as "devil worship." She is basically like the grim reaper, a personification of death, which her devotees traced back ancient (I think Mayan ) worship of a death god. She is sometimes worshiped by criminals like drug users/dealers/cartels and gangsters/gang members but also by the people who Church supposedly "rejects" such as prostitutes and homosexuals, and sometimes by lawyers and cops.
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Default Re: Unusual saints in legends etc

Well, apparently there was St. Foutin. You can wikipedia him if you want. I'm not providing a link or explanation because it's not exactly PG.
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