857-66420 - A young girl stands in a day care center with a devil mask on her head during the fiesta of "Los Diablos de Pillaro" in a small pueblo called Pillaro, Ecuador. In the beginning of January, the people of Pillaro dress up in devil costumes and dance from small pueblos to center of town. Some carry animals, dead and alive, and wear masks made with the horns and bones of bulls, rams, and other animals. The origin of the tradition may have begun hundreds of years ago when the indigenous slaves, who were badly mistreated by their masters, were given a holiday. They made repulsive masks and wore crowns to represent their wicked, wealthy Spanish masters. Another story dates back a hundred years to bad feelings between two pueblos. In order to stop the males of one pueblo from seducing the women of another, the men tried to scare away the unwanted males by wearing scary masks, which may have evolved into the devil masks used today.
857-25236 - A woman rests her hand on a bible while listeing to a sermon about Covenant Marriage at Full Council Christian Fellowship in North Little Rock, Arkansas, on the sunday before Valentine's Day.