Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes - Molly Bassett

Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes - Molly Bassett

68. What motivates Nahuas to practice their religion of el costumbre?

Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes - Molly Bassett

Abelardo de la Cruz [+-]
University at Albany, (SUNY), PhD candidate
Abelardo de la Cruz is from Chicontepec, Veracruz, Mexico. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the University at Albany, (SUNY). He collaborates at the Instituto de Docencia e Investigación Etnológica de Zacatecas and this academic year (2020-2021) serves as a Nahuatl instructor at the University of Utah.

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El costumbre is a system of beliefs that the inhabitants of the municipality of Chicontepec consider their local religion. The followers of el costumbre share beliefs, practices, and the value of living together in the religion inherited from their grandparents, while also accepting some influence from Catholicism.

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de la Cruz, Abelardo. 68. What motivates Nahuas to practice their religion of el costumbre?. Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 214-216 Sep 2022. ISBN 9781800502031. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43183. Date accessed: 06 Feb 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43183. Sep 2022

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