La Santa Muerte is to be named by many as the representation of the ancient goddess of the Aztec, Mictecacihuatl. She is depicted by a skeleton wearing a hood and holding a scythe like the grim reaper. Her appearance is meant to symbolize the power of life and death.
She holds the earth in her hands because of her earthly power. La Santa Muerte represents the balance and justice in life, sometimes she is depicted holding a scale.
There are various colors associated with La Santa Muerte:
La Santa Muerte is typically approached like any other Catholic saint. Many people prefer to give a special place in the home for her, which would change over time as you begin working with her. It is possible to tailor your candles and other dressings for her altar, accordingly.