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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

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

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43183


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.

Chapter Contributors

  • Abelardo de la Cruz ([email protected] - adelacruz) 'University at Albany, (SUNY), PhD candidate'