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Mexican mayor weds an alligator dressed as a bride: Here’s why

Mexican mayor weds alligator bride in a colorful traditional ceremony. This incident Surprised whole people. Victor Hugo Sosa, mayor of the small town of San Pedro Huamelula in Mexico has married alligator. The reason goes back several centuries.

The ritual marriage likely dates back centuries to pre-Hispanic times among Oaxaca state’s Chontal and Huave indigenous communities, like a prayer pleading for nature’s bounty. Oaxaca, located in Mexico’s poor south, is arguably the region’s richest in indigenous culture and home to many groups that have stubbornly maintained their languages and traditions.

The age-old ritual, now mixed with Catholic spirituality, involves dressing the alligator in a white wedding dress plus other colorful garments.

The alligator, referred to as a little princess, is believed to be a deity representing mother earth. Her marriage to the local leader symbolises the joining of humans with the divine. Traditional trumpets blared and drums provided a festive beat. The nuptial kiss had one rider: the bride’s mouth was tied shut, presumably to avoid unwanted biting.

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