Honguito SanctuarySantuario del Honguito
This sanctuary reveals details of religious syncretism.
In the Ixtlahuaca neighborhood you’ll find the Honguito Sanctuary (literally the “Sanctuary of the Mushroom”). The church houses a petrified wood-ear fungus found in 1880. Several images can be seen in this mushroom, including a crucified Christ, aka “Our Lord of the Mushroom or the Wood-ear.” On May 3rd each year, festive activities such as dances and masses are held in honor of Jesus Christ.
Santuario del Honguito, Nigromante, Tenextla, Chignahuapan, Puebla, MéxicoSee map