Art comes in many different forms, and is created for many different reasons. I have a rich love for history of many kinds and the the stories that are connected to the past. One thing that I have always been into is the way that the Catholic faith has been altered by native cultures as a part of their traditional way of life. Look at the way the Haitians created vodou, or the way Mexicans have weaved it into their culture. A perfect example of this is the existence of Santa Muerte aka Holy Death. Santa Muerte is powerful to those who believe in her, and she brings hope and luck into their homes through altars in her name. The worship of this Saint is not sanctioned by this corrupt fucking Vatican (a place that is pure evil in my book). The poor and those on the outside of the law look towards Santa Muerte for power. What interests me is the beautiful, artistic altars that are created as a celebration of the Holy Death. Today CVLT Nation has put together a photo gallery of some of our favorite Santa Muerte altars. Dance with death and peep these flicks after the jump!