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A Cult, human sacrifice & a female serial killer

The title may have you believe that I’m about to divulge the plot to an upcoming horror movie, but unfortunately it’s not. On the contrary, this was the reality in 1963 Mexico for anyone who became affiliated with Magdalena Solis.

According to Murderpedia.org, Magdalena came from a poor family and began prostituting herself at a young age[1]. She was pimped out by her older brother who was close friends with the Santos and Hernandez brothers. These brothers were infamous criminals who boasted that they were Inca Gods back to claim what was theirs. They used this idealization to create a cult which carried out their sexual preferences, such as orgies involving a lot of narcotics[2].

As time went by and the cult saw no results, the members became anxious and inquisitive. The brothers had to come up with yet another scheme to keep their cult alive, which is when Magdalena came into play. The brothers presented Magdalena as the reincarnated Aztec goddess Coatlicue, something Magdalena herself quickly began to believe due to a severe theological psychosis[3]. She was a religious fanatic, had delusions of grandeur as well as a marked sexual perversion that was expressed through the consumption of blood, just like a vampire.

Even with Magdalena as goddess, cult members continued to be restless, especially from the repeated sexual abuses. When two of the members attempted to escape, Magdalena had them captured, brought back, and then stoned to death[4]. This was only the beginning of her terror. Magdalena quickly became obsessed with human sacrifices, which was a very distinguishable characteristic of the Aztecs and Incas. For these ancient civilizations sacrifices meant preservation and creation, and for Magdalena it meant eternal life. However, that meant subduing to all ancient traditions, so Magdalena thought it was vital that she also drink the blood of those being sacrificed. This was because in Aztec mythology “the blood was the only decent food for the gods, through it they preserved their immortality.”[5]

It was when the human sacrifices began that Magdalena devised a blood ritual. She would choose a dissenting member of the cult, have them brutally beaten, and then drain the body of blood until the person died. She would then drink the blood from a chalice, passing it on to the priests, which were the Santos and Hernandez brothers. In 1963 she committed 6 murders[6], four of which were members of her cult.

Sadly, the other two victims were a police officer who, along with a 14-year-old local, was investigating the site rumored to be practicing sacrifices. When the police officer disappeared, this instigated the investigation into Magdalena and her cult. On May 31, 1963 she was found and arrested, along with one of the cult brothers, as the second one was shot during the arrest. For the deaths of six people, Magdalena was only sentenced to 50 years in prison, as she only stood trial for the last two murders[7]. The other 4 murders were not included as none of the cult members wanted to testify against Magdalena.

Despite never gaining the notoriety in the United States that other serial killers have enjoyed, Magdalena continues to be amongst the most nefarious killers in all of Mexico.

 

[1] Blanco, Juan Ignacio. “The High Priestess of Blood”. Murderpedia. http://murderpedia.org/female.S/s/solis-magdalena.htm.

[2] Blanco, Juan Ignacio. “The High Priestess of Blood”. Murderpedia. http://murderpedia.org/female.S/s/solis-magdalena.htm.

[3] Kyst. “Serial Killers: Magdalena Solis”. Temple Illuminatus. https://templeilluminatus.com/group/human-monsters/forum/topics/magdalena-solis.

[4] Unexplained Mysteries. “The Strange Story of Magdalena Solis, The High Priestess of Blood”. Cool Interesting Stuff. https://coolinterestingstuff.com/the-strange-story-of-magdalena-solis-the-high-priestess-of-blood.

[5] Blanco, Juan Ignacio. “The High Priestess of Blood”. Murderpedia. http://murderpedia.org/female.S/s/solis-magdalena.htm.

[6] Snipes, Lucas Wesley. “15 Creepy Details about the High Priestess of Blood Magdalena Solis”. The Richest. https://www.therichest.com/shocking/15-creepy-details-about-the-high-priestess-of-blood-magdalena-solis/.

[7] Unexplained Mysteries. “The Strange Story of Magdalena Solis, The High Priestess of Blood”. Cool Interesting Stuff. https://coolinterestingstuff.com/the-strange-story-of-magdalena-solis-the-high-priestess-of-blood.

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