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At the foot of the church steps the procession divides and the Mam, accompanied by the sound of the rattling noisemakers which announce his presence, is taken to his chapel, on the left of the plaza facing the church, where he hangs in a tree, perhaps reverting to the form from which he was first made — the erythrina, or red seed shaman's tree. He waits to preside over the death of Christ.

The Mam is carried across the plaza by his shaman-priest.