In Aztec mythology, Mictecacihuatl (pronounced 'Meek-teka-kee-wahdl') is Queen of Mictlan, the underworld, ruling over the afterlife and protecting 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. Mictecacihuatl is also known as the Lady of the Dead or La Santa Muerte.
Created with a Dead Sea mud, sifted ash and real fire w/no effects added digitally.
Featured at "Sacred Visions" @ The Scarab Club on 11/15/2012.
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