Honoring our ancestors is as old as humanity. The ancestors are the reason for our existence. Our existence testifies to their survival. It is only right that we honor them.
November celebration of Dia de los Muertos coincides with the Christian holidays of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Today its celebrated as a Mexican holiday but its origins are in Aztec culture.
Aztecs honored the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The lady of the dead watches over the bones of the ancestors. She rules with her husband over the underworld.