In Age-old Ritual, Mexican Mayor Weds Alligator To Secure Abundance

3 July 2022 09:19 WIB

The San Pedro Huamelula Mayor Victor Hugo Sosa kisses a seven-year-old alligator dressed as a bride during a traditional ritual marriage, likely dates back centuries to pre-Hispanic times, between the mayor and the reptile that depicts a princess, as a prayer to plead for nature's bounty, in San Pedro Huamelula, in Oaxaca state, Mexico June 30, 2022. A small town Mexican mayor married his alligator bride in a colorful ceremony as traditional music rang out and revelers danced while imploring the indigenous leader to seal the nuptials with a kiss. REUTERS/Jose de Jesus Cortes

2 Juli 2022 00:00 WIB

A woman touches a seven-year-old alligator dressed as bride for a traditional ritual marriage, likely dates back centuries to pre-Hispanic times, between the San Pedro Huamelula Mayor Victor Hugo Sosa and the reptile that depicts a princess, as a prayer to plead for nature's bounty, in San Pedro Huamelula, in Oaxaca state, Mexico June 30, 2022. San Pedro Huamelula Mayor Victor Hugo Sosa obliged more than once during Thursday's wedding, bending down to plant his lips on the small alligator's snout, which had been tied shut presumably to avoid unwanted biting. REUTERS/Jose de Jesus Cortes

2 Juli 2022 00:00 WIB

A seven-year-old alligator sits next to a wedding dress before a traditional ritual marriage, likely dates back centuries to pre-Hispanic times, between the San Pedro Huamelula Mayor Victor Hugo Sosa and the reptile that depicts a princess, as a pray to plead for nature's bounty, in San Pedro Huamelula, in Oaxaca state, Mexico June 30, 2022. REUTERS/Jose de Jesus Cortes

2 Juli 2022 00:00 WIB

People carry a seven-year-old alligator before a traditional ritual marriage, likely dates back centuries to pre-Hispanic times, between the San Pedro Huamelula Mayor Victor Hugo Sosa and the reptile that depicts a princess, as a prayer to plead for nature's bounty, in San Pedro Huamelula, in Oaxaca state, Mexico June 30, 2022. REUTERS/Jose de Jesus Cortes

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