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L for La-Llorona by tohdaryl L for La-Llorona by tohdaryl
La Llorona (“The Weeping Woman”) is a widespread legend in Mexico, the US southwest, Puerto Rico and Central and South America.

Although several variations exist, the basic story tells of a beautiful woman by the name of Maria who drowns her children in order to be with the man that she loved. The man would not have her, which devastated her. She would not take no for an answer, so she drowned herself in a lake in Mexico. Challenged at the gates of heaven as to the whereabouts of her children, she is not permitted to enter the afterlife until she has found them. Maria is forced to wander the Earth for all eternity, searching in vain for her drowned offspring, with her constant weeping giving her the name “La Llorona”.She is trapped in between the living world and the spirit world.

In some versions of this tale and legend, La Llorona will kidnap wandering children who resemble her missing children, or children who disobey their parents. People who claim to have seen her say she appears at night or in the late evenings from rivers or oceans in Mexico. Some believe that those who hear the wails of La Llorona are marked for death, similar to the Gaelic banshee legend. She is said to cry “Ay, mis hijos!” which translates to “Oh, my children!”
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xXAngellessXx Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
she's like the Mexican version of 'puntianak' 
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saank Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
HI!I would like to use your pictures to illustrate an interactive digital book, nonprofit, to low-income children in Mexico. The intention is to bring them to reading through the book-album format (little quality text and images)
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ToxIkuzuHunter Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry but La llorona is from Guatemala and México, dont forget Guatemala please ._.
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Ale-259 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
In fact La Llorona appears in most Latin American countries. Even appears in my country Venezuela.
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robertnumber1 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Awesome picture!:)
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MagnaCartaXVI Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I remember my grandma would always scare me telling me La Llorona would appear outside the car when mom would drive us around Isabela at night. XD
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BombOPAUL Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
BRUTAL!!!
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Hrakkar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
This story is the same in Argentina with the same name
great work
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Sarthou Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Photographer
They actually did an episode of Grimm where they featured La Llarona. It was actually a great episode and I like this picture. I like how you did the dress especially, making it appear ruined along the bottom hem.
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LittleBlueOwls Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Have you been watching Supernatural?
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