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Anorak | Maximon In Photos: Mayan Celebrate Saint Of Wisdom, Cigars And Booze

Maximon In Photos: Mayan Celebrate Saint Of Wisdom, Cigars And Booze

by | 30th, October 2013

MAXIMON is Anorak’s kind of saint. He loves smoking and drinking. And he loves cash. In Guatemala’s highlands, the saint is celebrated on October 28. At the party, the faithful donate booze, cigars and fizzy drinks.

* Maximon symbolizes chthonic male sexual power. As an “opener of the way,” his feast day falls at the onset of the fertile rainy season, but except for that day, his darker aspect leads his devotees to carefully guard his visage from public view, for fear that his sexuality may run rampant. Primarily a bringer of rain and fertility, he is sometimes also called “the saint of gamblers and drunkards.” He brings wealth and worldly success to

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