The Hanging of Maximon

17 02 2009

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About a month back, the Shrine of the Holy Whapping site wrote an interesting article on Maximon, or San Simon, of Guatemala. It is well-worth reading. I have actually encountered this “saint” in front of my baptismal church in Gilroy, Ca., in the form of multiple candles in front of the grotto of the Virgin of Guadalupe there. This was some years back now, and I thought little of it other than, “there go my people again with their Voodoo”. Recently, as you all know, I have been more and more fascinated with this stuff.
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