'The Legend Of La Llorona'

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La Llorona
The legend of La Llorona is a sad tale that has been passed down for hundreds of years gripping generation after generation of Mexican children (Delsol). “The tall, thin spirit is said to be blessed with natural beauty and long flowing black hair” (Weiser). The children in the area are even warned to not stay out after dark, for fear they will be taken by La Llorona and sent to their deaths in flowing water (Weiser). Although the tales vary from source to source, the one common thread is that she is the spirit of a doomed mother who once drowned her children and now spends all of eternity searching for them in the rivers and lakes (Weiser).
La Llorona (Maria) was born to a peasant family in a humble little village, even claimed