If you are a Hindu, or even if you were born in India, then this news might not come as a surprise. We too have bizarre traditions which land people in uncommon conjugal associations. These “marriages” are inspired by traditional motives to bring prosperity, luck, wealth, etc.
The Santiago Times
Mayor Victor Aguilar of San Pedro Huamelula married a croc as a symbol of two rival groups coming together, the Chontales and the Huaves. The indigenous groups lived in conflict in pre-Hispanic times and claimed the power to bring luck to the harvest. However, the differences resolved when the son of Chontales fell in love and married the princess of Huaves.
Mayor Victor Aguilar comments on the occasion,
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They, local residents, call her ‘The Princess’. So the role that I play is to be the husband of the princess.
The wedding ceremony was said to be a traditional Mexican one where the bride (the crocodile) wore a white wedding dress with her jaws clamped shut. The bride was also baptized before the 200-year-old rituals commenced to summon good luck and prosperity for the town. She was accompanied by band music and paraded the whole town in a veil.