.Saint Difunta Correa
Deolinda Correa’s husband had joined troops in the civil war of the 1840. But he became sick and was left in the deserts of northern Argentina for dead. Word made it back to Deolinda, now a new mother. She decided to take the child and attempt to find him. (Someone had to pay for the child). She wandered the desert following her husband’s brigade, only to run out of food and water and consequentially perished. (A clear result of poor planning.) A few days after later, some gauchos found her body with her baby still clutched to her nipple. This was declared a miracle: That the child’s dead mother was able to sustain his life. (One could argue that this was a form of necrophagy, or at least necrophilia.)
None the less this has lead to a cult-like following throughout Chile and Argentina.