A Drinking, Smoking, Womanizing Saint: San Simon / Maximon
I met San Simon (AKA Maximon) in strange corners of Guatemala: dive bars, traditional mask museums, and back-room shrines in private houses in mountain communities. He smokes a cigarette and drinks cushu, Guatemalan moonshine. Like the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico, he is the go-to deity for help with all of life’s problems.
Posted on July 22, 2011, in Travel, Travel in Guatemala and tagged backpacking, catholic saints, chichicastenango, guatemala, guatemala highlands, maximon, san simon, santa muerte, shamanism, zunil. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.