|La Llorona sobre el Xochimilcoby by ulfsarkmonster at deviantart.com|
Legend has it that a woman named Marie lived with her two children in the southwest. She was in love with a man who returned her affections, however preferred a woman who did not already have children. Fearing she would lose her love, she drowned her children in a river and let them float away so that the man she loved would have her. Realizing what she had done, she would forever spend her time sitting near the river wailing in her grief. She continued to do so in the afterlife, condemned to haunt the rivers and streams for eternity.
|The Southwestern rivers of America and beyond are the haunting grounds of The Weeping Woman also known as La Llorona|
Today, the legend of La Llorona lives on and children are warned not to go near the streams and rivers or they will be dragged to their deaths by the "weeping woman" who is angry for not being able to get her children back. This white witch of the water is seen in the evenings wearing a white dress and veil, still wandering the waterways of the southwest, searching for her lost children.