La Llorona (“The Weeping Woman”) is a widespread legend in Mexico and Central America. Although several variations exist, the basic story tells of a beautiful woman by the name of Maria killing her children by drowning them, in order to be with the man that she loved. When the man rejects her, she kills herself. Challenged at the gates of heaven as to the whereabouts of her children, she is not permitted to enter the afterlife until she has found them. Maria is forced to wander the Earth for all eternity, searching in vain for her drowned offspring, with her constant weeping giving her the name “La Llorona”.
In some versions of the tale, La Llorona kidnaps wandering children, or children who disobey their parents. People who claim to see her say she comes out at nights or in the late evenings from rivers or oceans in Mexico. Some believe that those who hear the wails of La Llorona are marked for death, similar to the Gaelic banshee legend. She is said to cry “Ay, mis hijos!” which translates to “Oh, my children!”
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Grew up with this story.
Her name was María. Are you kidding me.
Grew up with this story also
just going to leave it here because it’s so incredibly relevant
Lmao. I love this.
so my sister comes into my room like
and says “where’s my long sleeve shirt?”
im like gotta be more specific dum dum
she finds the shirt in my room and im like
then as she is walking away i see that she is wearing my sweats
so i yell as her Take Them Off!!!
she turns and looks and says
they are mine stupid. and im like fuck
i just want to be right for once
SOMEBODY HOLD MY CARROTS!