Written for Señor Ernesto Delgado
Dia de los Muertos – the Day of the Dead – it’s origins trace back hundreds of years to an indigenous Aztec festival dedicated to the Goddess Mictecacihuatl. In Aztec mythology, the Goddess was the Queen of the Underworld. Her role was to carefully watch over the bones of the dead and preside over the ancient festivals in honor of those who were no longer in the living world.
Prior to Spanish colonization of Mexico, the celebration was held..