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Sara, or the Black Virgin, is a figure that Gypsies derived from Kali, the bloodthirsty goddess in Indian mythology.

Gypsies believed that the three Marys from the New Testament went to France and baptised a Gypsy named Sara. The hold a ceremony on May 24th in the French village where this was thought to have occurred.

The belief is that Sara is the form that Kali took and survived among the Gypsies.