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Diosa Del Mar

Diosa Del Mar
Every year on the 2nd of February, people of all religions here in Montevideo, in Brazil, and other parts of the world come to their respective beach and give offerings to the god of the ocean - Diosa del Mar.

Families walk hand in hand into the ocean to give their thoughts and tokens of appreciation. Candles are lit on the beach in makeshift mini-pits in the sand. The scene reminded me of a time long ago in Broom, Western Australia for their night of worship with lit candles on the beach.

But I was surprisingly more fascinated watching the visitors rid the bad spirits from their bodies. Montevideo Diosa del Mar UruguayThe way in which the evil-spirit-takers were touching the stomach, chest, and eregenous zone of their subjects surprised me...to say the least.

2 comments:

anne said...

hola dominic!!
que bueno que puedo seguir un poco atraves tu blog como son las cosas en montevideo...estoy en Rio por ahora, rebien y alucinante, pero me encantaria volver a uruguay... pa en cambio tengo que volver a alemania la proxima semana :-( tá no es facil la vida! che, por favor, manda me tu email, creo que no la tengo. y si tienes algunas fotos de salto, quiza me podrias mandar tambien, estoy haciendo un album para mi famila+amigos...snif. que tengas un buen dia manana en las llamadas, besos y suerte ana

Dominic said...

Hola hola Anne....que fantastico leer noticias tuyas.
Si, tengo algunos fotos de Salto - mi sistema se porta un poco lenta de recien pero voy a mandartelas cuando todo sea listo.
Mi email: ddegrazier@yahoo.com.

Oye, mira en este link: http://matadorchange.com/working-with-street-kids-in-uruguay/