Let's celebrate it with FREE skull prints :)
Just leave a comment on the photo in my facebook page and you are entered to win "Acherontia Atropos " or "Pazuzu "(skulls) both of them signed . A winner will be chosen at random on Monday, october 15th .
Also, place any order over $80 in my shop between now and November 10th, and receive a free signed print with purchase . Good luck everyone!!!!
Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it is a national holiday.
In Aztec mythology, Mictecacihuatl is Queen of Mictlan, the underworld, ruling over the afterlife with Mictlantecuhtli, another deity who is designated as her husband.
Her role is to keep watch over the bones of the dead. She presided over the ancient festivals of the dead, which evolved from Aztec traditions into the modern Day of the Dead after synthesis with Spanish cultural traditions. She is said now to preside over the contemporary festival as well. Mictecacihuatl is known as the Lady of the Dead, since it is believed that she was born, then sacrificed as an infant. Mictecacihuatl was represented with a defleshed body and with jaw agape to swallow the stars during the day.
The celebration takes place on November 1, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day (November 2).