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What is the Virgin of Guadalupe wearing?


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December 18, 2007 5:36PM

Her blue cloak, covered with stars, resembles one worn by Tonantzin, the Aztec goddess of earth, fertility and rain. It represents the heavens. Blue symbolizes fidelity, divine love and truth. * The black sash she is wearing follows the Aztec custom that she is with child. En cinta is the Aztec expression. * She stands on a crescent moon, indicating she is greater than the god of night, the moon god. * The cherub angel is believed to represent a new era. Some interpret its posture as signaling the end of one time and the beginning of another.