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El Nino de Atocha

We first encountered this popular boy-God in the Sanctuario del Chimayo in New Mexico. Legend has it that this inquisitive child wanders far and wide at night to appease his curiosity, thus wearing out countless pairs of shoes. His shrine in New Mexico is adorned with a mountain of white baby shoes given by devotees to gain his favor. We honor him with candy in hopes that he will sweeten our lives. He is a Remover of Obstacles.

El Nino products are available as an 8x10 print, candle, T-shirt and greeting card.