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La Llorona

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Nate Gorin

on 29 November 2012

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La llorona is a spanish legend that has been past down for centuries which describes a woman that killed herself and her three children by drowning and is now a ghost that kidnaps other children and drowns them hoping to get her's back. La Llorona By Nate Gorin What is it? Where and when did it start? the legend supposedly began in Tenochtitlan the Aztec city.
The year 1502 was when it supposedly began. The First of the Legend In the Aztec legend it is said that the goddess Cihuacoatl yelled out at night "oh my children your destruction has arrived where might I take you?" and they eventually thought that she was talking about when the spaniards conquered the Aztecs. Circa 1505-1531: The true Beginning of the Legend Circa 1505: A girl is born among noble Aztecs named La Malinche.
Circa 1515: La Malinche is sold off to Mayans for slavery and learns to speak Mayan.
Circa 1521: La Malinche gives birth to two boys with Cortes the spaniard and the King and Queen of Spain in fear that Cortes has betrayed them, send a young beautiful woman to seduce him into going back with his two boys.
Circa 1522: The young woman ends up seducing Cortes into going back and Cortes tells La Malinche. La Malinche, realizing how she has helped Cortes destroy her people prays to her gods, pleading for help and one answers and says that if she lets Cortes take her children one of them will return one day and destroy her people. La Malinche now goes off into the night and down to the lake that borders Mexico City before Cortes leaves and while soldiers surround her, kills her two babies and lets out a cry of desperation.
Circa 1531: Now La Malinche dies and with her death comes the first sightings of the apparition La Llorona. The Spanish La llorona They say that long ago there was a good looking girl named Maria.
Maria became such a snob in her beauty that she wouldn't marry any of the men from her village.
Then one day a very handsome young man strode into the village and Maria thought that not all hope was lost.
Then as soon as Maria accepted this man into her life she soon realized her mistake as the man only paid attention to their children and then one day as Maria went down to the beach with her children she saw her husband with another lady in a carriage and he then asked the children to come with him and that angered Maria so much that she threw her children in the river but as soon as Maria had realized what she had done she forgot all about her anger and went to try to get her children.
Then later that day there were reports that somebody had found a beautiful woman on the beach and it was eventually found that it was Maria.
Then at the funeral, people heard the first cries of La Llorona streak the wind from the river side. Location of the Spanish legend The Spanish legend is told throughout Mexico, Puerto Rico, The American Southwest, and South America.
Yes it is even told throughout some parts of America not just spanish speaking countries. What U.S. States is The legend told throughout? This creepy tale is told throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and most southwest states.
Now though they have heard of La Llorona stories coming from as far away as Indiana. Why is it told throughout most Southwest States(With the exception of Indiana)? It is mainly told throughout these states most likely because of their proximity to the border and how many Hispanics live their.
The legend is also in some parts of Indiana because there (for a time) were a lot of Hispanics living in some areas. The Texas La Llorona The story in Texas does not vary very much from the Spanish story accept for instead of the husband being a handsome man he is a nobleman and the girl is instead of a beautiful young girl she is a young, poor peasant.
Although they also do tell the story of La Malinche from earlier. The Arizona La Llorona The story is also basically the same except for that the girl is now a lowly poverty stricken peasant with two kids and the man is very wealthy and he refused to go out with her because of her children and in the aftermath the woman drowned her children.
Though they also tell many others this is the most famously told legend. The New Mexico La Llorona The New Mexico La Llorona is the same as all the others in being a young beautiful woman that marries a young handsome man and eventually something very maddening happens for her and she drowns her children.
Though they also tell the story of La Malinche. The Indiana La Llorona The Indiana la Llorona is mainly told throughout the Gary Indiana neighborhood of Cudahee because of its hispanic population many years ago. Other Legends Although there are other legends in the world of La Llorona I mainly picked these ones out because of their relationship to the states that they are told in and because they are the most told among Americans and hispanics.
La llorona is also thought of in some legends to have a horses head.
Is La Llorona Real? Though to this day people believe in La Llorona there is still no indication that she exists.
So I leave you with this: after all the information and all the facts and legends do you believe in La Llorona or don't you? Are these Actually True Stories? As for all of the legends in here, I do not know,I mean they are just legends so it is your choice to believe them or not. THE END Or Is IT?!!! References http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/lxl01
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