La Catrina Symbol

Death and protection symbols

On the Day of the Dead in Mexico, the symbol La Catrina is discovered. La Catrina is a skeleton dressed in a glitzy gown and a wide-brimmed hat. La Catrina is a descendent of Mictecacihuatl, the goddess of death in Aztec mythology. La Catrina is a death emblem, yet she also serves as a guardian for people who have passed on. She was given a fancy hat to remind people that no matter what their background was, whether they were rich or poor, they would all die at some point.

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