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Mexican Legends Part One

One thing I’ve noticed is that everywhere you go in Mexico, there are stories. Stories from the Conquista, stories from the Revolution, or even further back from the Prehispanic past. 1,060 more words


Episode 39: She's a Bad Mother--Shut Your Mouth: La Llorona

Mothers are meant to guide, nurture and protect their children. We look to their love as a model for selfless giving and unending devotion. But there are bad Mothers out there. 169 more words


Crypt-ober: The Weeping Woman (Tales from the Cryptkeeper)

There are all types of ghost stories all around the world: restless spirits, possessive poltergeists, wandering spooks, the list goes on. Most of the stories are intended to terrify the listeners. 561 more words


Hunting La Llorona by Andrew Lovato

My colleague Andy Lovato has published several books and contributed to more. Here he is writing on the perennial favorite supernatural La Llorona. If I ask a class who has seen her when they were children, a few hands always go up. 1,598 more words

Lessons from La Llorona

One of the oldest functions of folklore is to scare…I mean, teach lessons to children. As a former schoolteacher and current mom of a toddler, I can attest to the dare-devilish traits that many children seem to possess. 397 more words


Myths & Legends I grew up with.

We all have our family traditions and our certain way of life, mine included late night scary stories and lectures from my family about being grown up and not fearing the dark. 743 more words

La Llorona (The Weeping Woman)

While growing up in Albuquerque, NM; the fear of La Llorona (pronounced “LAH yoh RoH nah”), also known as The Weeping Woman, was a fear instilled into me to the point where you would never see my happy little monkey butt playing by rivers or arroyos (ditches) at night as a child. 791 more words