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Ariana Juarez, contributor

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We all know the newest movie that has come out about “La Llorona”.

But if you are a real Latino you must be hearing about her since you were a little kid.

Many had claim to seem her during cold nights or at least hear her.

The leyenda says that there once was a woman who had killed her children, its told that she is in the streets looking for them like crazy.

Many have said different things some said that they have seen her on the river, others say that they have seen her silhouette wandering on the street, but one thing that is always present is the known yell of   «¡Ay, mis hijos!». which translates to «Oh, my children!».

There is many theories about where this leyenda came from.

One of the versions of La Llorona comes from Mexico, which is perhaps the best known until today.

It emerged in the colonial era.

In it is narrated that an indigenous woman of incomparable beauty fell madly in love with a Spanish gentleman with whom she had three beautiful children.

The mother completely loved her little ones and this man.

He on the contrary, did nothing more than stay away from them because he was afraid of what people might say about their relationship.

One day he left her to marry a prestigious Spanish lady of the upper class.

Upon hearing of his betrayal, the woman completely lost her mind.

She took her children in her arms, took them to the shores of Lake Texcoco, hugged them tightly and drowned them.

After realizing what she had just done, she could not stand it and she took her life too.

From that day, it is said that the soul of this woman can not rest and every night she wanders dressed in white all over the lonely streets near the lake in search of her three children.

The woman cries, moans and shouts: «¡Ay, mis hijos!». which translate to «Oh, my children!». And their cries of pain echo throughout the town.

 

Feature Picture: Google

Information Source: Chilango

and the help of: Google Translate

PC: Google

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