My latest for the Day of the Dead, "Mictecacihuatl, Goddess of the Dead" she actually has existed for thousands of years. Gilded with variegated Gold and oil on canvas
Day of The Dead
traditional aztec dancers in mexico at el día de los muertos (day of the dead), rooted in an aztec festival thousands of years old, dedicated to the worship of the goddess mictecacihuatl (queen of the underworld, lady of the dead)
goddess Mictecacihuatl (Lady of the Dead) is Queen of Mictlan (the Underorld) and Goddess of the Underworld, ruling over the afterlife with Mictlantecuhtli, her husband. Her role is to keep watch over the bones of the dead. She presided over the ancient festivals of the dead
Mictecacihuatl Known as the Mistress of Bones and the Lady of the Dead, she is the Queen of Mictlan, the Aztec Underworld, who still presides over today’s Day of the Dead rituals. Sometimes known now as La Huesuda, she brings peace and joy to the spirits of the deceased, and blesses the living who do honor to those who have passed before them. - All things Mexico.
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During the time of the Aztecs, a monthlong summer celebration was overseen by the goddess Mictecacihuatl, the Lady of the Dead. Description from rebelcircus.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images