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Cultures of DevotionFolk Saints of Spanish America$
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Frank Graziano

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195171303

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.001.0001

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(p.255) Conclusion
Cultures of Devotion

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This concluding chapter discusses how folk saint myths are formed. This is followed by sections that consolidate recurring themes: politics; justice; life in death; dreams; innocence, purity, and childhood; romance, infidelity, and sexual aggression; water; skulls, bones, and skeletons; and protection in travel.

Keywords:   myth formation, justice, life in death, dreams, purity, sexual aggression, water, skeletons, travel

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