esqueleto and honor deceased loved ones with photos, altars, flowers and sugar skulls at the 19th annual Día de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery — always L.A.'s most fabulous event for the folkloric Mexican holiday. This year should be particularly stunning visually and metaphorically, as the event takes on a thematic thrust, honoring the Aztec goddess Coatlicue, said to have given birth to the moon, stars and sun. It will be a divinely feminine fiesta that women (and men) will want to partake in and use the opportunity to embellish themselves in dark, deathly and uplifting cosmic imagery. Coatlicue also is known as "mother of the gods," as she gave birth to Huitzilopochtli, the god of the sun and war. Day of the Dead is as good a time as any to celebrate her, maternal energy and the universe, especially with our current earthly culture driven by female struggle and women's stories of self-love and strength.
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