La Santa Muerte, also known as 'The White Girl' is an entity that Mexicans have worshiped since pre-Hispanic times.
Although the cult of Santa Muerte is believed to be a contemporary fad that originated in the Tepito neighborhood just a few years ago, this is wrong. In Mexico, worshiping death is so common that we even have a holiday related to this theme that is celebrated on the first day of November: 'The Day of the Dead'.
And that's not all, there are several documents and historical archives that indicate that the cult of death dates back to Pre-Hispanic Mexico.
Just to mention a few examples we have the Mayan god, Ah Puch, a malevolent deity that has the shape of a skeleton and the face of a jaguar who is in charge of the underworld and also the Aztec goddess Mictecacíhuatl known as' The lady of the dead people 'The Lady of Death 'or' La Santa Muerte ', the name with which the Spanish conquerors identified her.
The temple to La Santa Muerte or the Aztec goddess Mictecacíhuatl was located in the ceremonial center of the ancient city of Tenochtitlán.
There the people who wanted to entrust her dead came to make offerings to her so that she could guide them safely to one of the thirteen heavens. However, the Aztec goddess were also invoked by anyone who desired the power of death.
Contrary to what many might believe, the followers of Santa Muerte are not only criminals, drug traffickers, murderers, prostitutes or criminals of all kinds.
But asking La Santa Muerte for a favor used to be counterproductive because there was a belief that the deity receives favors at a very high price.
Madre mía, mi santa muerte te pido y te ruego con humildad me permitas llegar ante ti en la hora y en el momento indicado, sin dolor, sin temor y con fe.