Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Folk Tale (La Llorona)

“La Llorona” (The crywoman) is one of the most popular Mexican folk tales. This story goes back to the Spanish invasion in Mexico. According to the tale, during the seventeenth century there was an indigenous woman that was married to a Spanish soldier and they had three sons. Some time later, he left her family to marry a Spanish woman. When she learned that her husband married another woman, she took her three children to the river and drowned them. After that, she committed suicide. Since that day, some people in Mexico say that her spirit appears around the rivers and it shouts looking for her children. (Rocio Vargas Torres)

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