This chapter explores the devotion to Niño Compadrito, a bone effigy venerated as a folk saint in Cuzco, Peru. It examines skulls and bones in folk devotions; myth formation; relation to syncretic Christ advocations, including the Christ of Qoyllur Rit’i; relations with the Catholic Church; black-candle rituals; and the nature of devotion at the domestic chapel where Niño Compadrito is housed.
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