Tagged: folk saint

My new favorite saint.

San Simón, a Guatemalan folk saint, apparently of Maya origin, who is appeased with food, cane alcohol, cigars or cigarettes. He is generally depicted holding a bag of coins and, according to some cursory internet research, is not only the patron saint of drinkers, but can bless gamblers with good luck. What sold me, however, were his dapper duds and the plate of taquitos at his feet.