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Re: We're Burning Zozobra Tonight

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@Puzzle Piece wrote:

Is it Wiccan or Pagan of some sort?


@Puzzle Piece    This is the origin, quoted from KOAT TV:

 

 

"It's a tradition that's become embedded into New Mexico's culture. It's an idea — a story — that's credited to one man with the aspiration and vision to create a new and different type of canvas.

The man behind Zozobra? Will Shuster."

 

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Will Shuster

American artist
 

William Howard Shuster Jr. was an American painter, sculptor and teacher.

 
BornWilliam Howard Shuster Jr. · November 26, 1893 · PhiladelphiaPennsylvania, U.S.
 
DiedFebruary 9, 1969 (aged 75) · Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Known forPainting
MovementLos Cinco Pintores
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Re: We're Burning Zozobra Tonight

@Kachina624   I discovered the TV show GRIMM in syndication this summer.  A hexenbiest is a witch like creature that resembles a corpse with visibly decaying flesh. 

 

Hexenbiest Powers Scenes (Grimm - Season 4) - YouTube 

 

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I know it seems like a harmless little ritual, but what is the origin of this? I turn to god when I feel gloomy or need help. Creepy dieties won't help you.

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@Desertdi. Wow, I didn't realize Schuster was a Drexel grad.  I went there for my first 2 yrs of college.  It's now Drexel University and is in Philadelphia. 

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@Sweet Kitties wrote:

I know it seems like a harmless little ritual, but what is the origin of this? I turn to god when I feel gloomy or need help. Creepy dieties won't help you.


Ummm. Neither will yours.