For most of us, figurines of ghouls and goblins come around only once a year. That's not the case for Latinos who choose to follow La Santa Muerte or The Saint of Death, a woman depicted as a cloak-draped skeleton, often holding a globe in one hand and wielding a scythe in the other.
In Los Angeles, Santa Muerte's followers gather in storefronts that have been converted into ad hoc temples and packed with icons and relics. These makeshift temples have seen an influx in visitors over the past decade as the reputation and popularity of La Santa Muerte has spread in Mexico, parts of Latin America and in many cities throughout the U.S.
Video by Julie Platner
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