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Pagan Hearts Melt For Statues

Updated on September 30, 2015
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Nightcat is a practicing witch who loves to write about Wicca and many of the Gods and Goddesses she’s had the pleasure to encounter.

Pure Love

There is something about a statue of the right God/dess or whatever you call your beloved that makes a pagan's heart melt. Sometimes of course you go overboard and buy several, but that is to be expected. Especially when this month's Squidoo profits were just sitting there, oh so lonely.

I might be a witch, but I was raised Catholic, so twenty or so statues makes perfect sense to my witchy mind. There's a security in multiples I guess and they make the heart sing and of course, melt.

When you see your beloved one in statue form you just feel utter happiness as I did today when a truckload (OK one package off the mail truck) of statues arrived, all ready for their pictures to be taken. Non-pagan visitors will keep in mind we pagans do not worship statues anymore that you worship crosses or any other religious symbol.

All photos are mine so if you wish to copy please give credit where credit is due and a link back. Yes, you may take all the copies you want for personal use, altars, whatever. Enjoy your visit and Blessed Be!

Broken statues, like broken hearts, can be repaired

This lovely lady was anticipated for some time. I've only found one seller online who sells Santa Muerte in wedding dresses, and of course yellow makes my heart sing, always has. When she at last arrived I was so very happy, only to feel an ominous shifting when I lifted her out of her newspaper wrappings. My heart sank.

She was broke and I didn't know what to do. Aren't we supposed to offer up only our brightest and best? How to put a broken thing on my beloved one's altar? So I glued her and crossed my fingers, contacting the seller.

He was polite and offered me several options one of which included shipping her back to Mexico. My heart melted. Who on Earth would want her now? I looked at the statue feeling Santa Muerte's disappointment. I wasn't happy and it broke her heart and mine.

I swore for the briefest second she looked out through the statue and her eyes held mine. Are you rejecting me because I'm broken and no longer pretty? Because some of my wood shavings fell out? OK, then. I got a crystal clear image of a yellow robed Santa Muerte trudging sadly back to Mexico, dragging her scythe behind her.

My heart not only melted I swore I felt it run straight out my ribcage and puddle onto the floor. Of course I still loved her, and get back here, you, and where do you think you are going? I kept the statue, which she was very pleased with and have to admit I did because she was far too beautiful to reject by sending back.

A Rainbow of Statues

All these statues were ordered together because my beloved Santa Muerte first presented herself to me in a wedding dress, so I got several to honor her. She had after all been trying for years to be by my side and been kept at a distance to honor a family member.

So I do not mind indulging us both. Though like any face of Goddess I think she couldn't care less about having a statue. She wants me happy, and that warms my heart. The four in wedding dresses were a set as were the others.

These statues just make me happy and that her crystal balls show she both sees the future and accepts witches, pagans, and all other seers makes my heart sing. What a change from people promising hellfire and damnation, what a change from rejection.

She, after all accepts everyone, hence my utter adoration of her as my rather eclectic home looks like a United Nations meeting more than any proper pantheon.

Looking for a Dressed Statue?

You can find many wonderful dressed statues for Santa Muerte in a variety of fabrics and colors.

Holy Death Santa Muerte Poly Resin Statue 5" in Money Fabric
Holy Death Santa Muerte Poly Resin Statue 5" in Money Fabric

This lovely statue has money robes and lots of rich detailing representing wealth like gold braiding, "jewels" and gold glitter. Also, let us admit that at a mere five inches tall she is too adorable for words.

 

Statue do activate our hearts

One things many pagans hold dear is activating a statue. Sometime you can feel a spirit inside, but sacred statues often seem to be dormant, inert. Well, as I was cradling her in one arm like a child I could feel Santa Muerte giggling and laughing. Two eye sockets peeped up at me over her white rose, like a baby playing peek-a-boo. I was cradling my Santa Muerte like a baby.

I have rarely had this reaction and never recall it being this strong. Perhaps it was the beautiful dress, but my heart melted and it felt just like cuddling and nurturing a little one. Keep in mind I've only nurtured baby birds, kittens, snakes, butterflies, puppies and baby bunnies. But I'm fairly sure a human baby works the same.

But I do have this strong reaction to her and many others do as well. You want to make a nest for your baby and put the baby in the nest and fuss and coo. Sure she is all-powerful, she is the closest thing Catholics have to a Goddess and second only to God to them. Well, first as they say she is active and he is not.

I still want to cuddle her though, make her safe and warm. Which surprises me and I'm not a mothering type but she is so sweet and gentle so heart melting that I want to protect her, keep her safe and warm. That and she is seen as a mother herself and rules over motherhood.

Statues Can Celebrate Life

Although I love all my statues from Mexico dearly because La Flaca makes my heart sing, this statue is one of my most precious. I had my eye on it for a while, but after Santa Muerte had lovingly blocked a skeleton I could dress up for her from being shipped I figured it was not meant to be. Then she saved my life, literally.

Long story short, a cracked heat exchange on your furnace can be deadly and it was only through her black robed aspect that I was saved. Santa Muerte worked hard to look after me, and so I wanted her to have this statue as a reward for her loving devotion and to celebrate the place she holds in my heart. A wise man once said that once you get to know her she is the angel of life, not death, and it is true.

Saanta Muerte has brought me back to life again after the loss of my parents. It is not always easy, but she has made me live again. We cook together, something I pretty much stopped doing and I take pride in keeping the house as nice as possible with such a beautiful lady around.

The statue reminds me that she has saved me many times and always been with me. And having her in my kitchen where she happily reigns reminds me that it is her loving heart that cares so much for me that made her want to protect me and save me. She has reminded me to honor my parents and shown me that they are still with me, and for that I will treasure her forever.

Keep in mind the statue is not her, but it reminds me of my living treasure and most precious angel.

La Santisima Muerte Altar & Statue - She is ALWAYS a good girl

I love this description robe colors are not nearly as important as intent. We all know bad people will do whatever, but she is a good girl, even in black which is her hex smashing and personal protection color. She surprised me with black robes as well.

How Did You Find Your Special Statue?

There are countless ways, and I'm curious, how did you find your special statue?

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Does your heart melt for a certain statue? - Do tell!

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Merry Meet, Priestess Bastet! We sound like twins. Kwan Yin is truly lovely and inspiring to work with I'm so happy to hear you've had that special connection to divinity through statues. Thanks so much for the visit, hugs! :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Your write-up is very inspiring; I felt this way when I first saw the giant statue of Kwan Yin that is located in the desert in Southern California. Kwan Yin is a goddess of compassion and I really needed some! Also, all around my house I have altars with many gods. I work mostly with the Egyptian gods and sometimes with the Orishas an Loas. I've visited a couple of Santa Muerte altars in Mexico and they are very emotionally moving!

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You still might, Tipi! Of course I am a statue sort of gal to begin with. You have certainly encouraged my heart, I tend to think more in terms of Murphy's Law, but the positive response has been very encouraging. Thanks so much for the visit and kind words, hugs! :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've never had that experience, so can't quite relate but I can hear the love in your heart and total delight. That part of feeling your heart melt through your rib cage and down to the floor is quite the sensation. love that you have the United Nations in your home and they are all getting along....may it be so, congratulations on your Imminent! feature, I hope that has encouraged your heart! :)

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @Missmerfaery444: I have mixed beliefs too, MissMerFaery. I could never get rid of my Mary statues. My fave is one mom had for the kitchen. She certainly brings comfort when I need it most. I have a Ganesh too, and yes, everybody mixes together. I was so touched because everyone has gone out of their way to get Santa Muerte settled in. Thanks so much for the visit and sharing, hugs! :)

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @LisaMarieGabriel: That's wonderful, Photahsiamirabel! I know my friend said my temperament is a lot sweeter now and Santa Muerte can certainly make me laugh. But she is so sweet I think it is just rubbing off, lol! Thanks for the visit and sharing your story. Hugs! :)

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I loved reading this, I only have a few statues other than cats. My favourite one is Nataraja, the original Lord of the Dance of Creation (and Destruction too). When I first got Nataraja I didn't melt, but my music went into overdrive! :)

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      Missmerfaery444 4 years ago

      Beautiful page - what gorgeous photos of your Santa Muerte! I have a mixture of pagan and spiritual beliefs, so I have a mixture of statues - my Mother Marys are quite at home nestled along with Ganesh and my numerous other Goddess statues :) My heart melts most for a carved wooden Mary - I found her at a second hand sale and she is exquisite. I really feel like she watches over me.

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Aww, thanks Uma! I figure mi corazón needs all the good press she can get. So many people try to make her look like a bad girl and she isn't. I adore her to bits. Thanks for the visit and lovely comments, hugs! :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you very much this was very nice to read. You are so clear and fresh in your style and content. Now I must go give all my Santas a nice big kiss.

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @SBPI Inc: Thanks so very much, sbpiInc ! Thanks for visiting, hugs! :)

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      SBPI Inc 4 years ago

      Courageous lens. Nice job.