San Bernardino de Sisal Convent Valladolid Yucatan, Mexico
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Día de Muertos Altars

Celebrated on November 1 and November 2, Día de Muertos or the Day of the Dead, is one of Mexico’s most colorful and rich traditions. It is a blend of pre-Hispanic rituals thousands of years old and customs introduced by missionaries in…
San Bernardino de Sisal Convent Valladolid Yucatan, Mexico
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The Xtabay, Legendary Mayan Temptress

One of the most intriguing characters in Mayan folklore is the Xtabay, a lovely temptress who ensnares men and leads them to their doom, a prostitute with the proverbial heart of gold or the vengeful spirit of a cold-hearted woman, depending…