Tolby Creek in Cimarron Canyon, New Mexico, by Kathy Alexander.
The legend ofLa Llorona (pronounced “LAH yoh ROH nah”), Spanish for the Weeping Woman, has been a part of the Southwest’s Hispanic culture since the conquistadores’ days. The tall, thin spirit is said to be blessed with natural beauty and long flowing black hair. She wears a white gown and roams the rivers and creeks, wailing into the night and searching for children to drag, screaming to a watery grave.
No one knows when the legend of La Llorona began or where it originated. Though the tales vary from source to source, the common thread is that she is the spirit of a doomed mother who drowned her children and spends eternity searching for them in rivers and lakes.
La Llorona, christened “Maria,” was born to a peasant family in a humble village. Her startling beauty captured the attention of the area’s rich and poor men. She was said to have spent her days in her humble peasant surroundings, but she would don her best white gown in the evenings and thrill the men who admired her in the local fandangos.
The young men anxiously waited for her arrival, and she reveled in the attention that she received. However,La Llorona had two small sons who made it difficult for her to spend her evenings out, and she often left them alone while she cavorted with the gentlemen during the evenings. One day the two small boys were found drowned in the river. Some say they drowned through her neglect, but others say they may have died by her own hand.
Another legend says thatLa Llorona was a caring woman full of life and love who married a wealthy man who lavished her with gifts and attention. However, after she bore him two sons, he changed, returning to a life of womanizing and alcohol, often leaving her for months at a time. He seemingly no longer cared for the beautiful Maria, even talking about leaving her to marry a woman of his own wealthy class. When he did return home, it was only to visit his children, and the devastated Maria began to feel resentment toward the boys.
La Llorona – The Weeping Woman the Southwest
One evening, as Maria was strolling with her two children on a shady pathway near the river, her husband came by in a carriage with an elegant lady beside him. He stopped and spoke to his children but ignored Maria and then drove the carriage down the road without looking back.
After seeing this, Maria went into a terrible rage, and turning against her children, she seized them and threw them into the river. As they disappeared downstream, she realized what she had done and ran down the bank to save them, but it was too late. Maria broke down into inconsolable grief, running down the streets screaming and wailing.
The beautifulLa Llorona mourned them day and night. During this time, she would not eat and walked along the river in her white gown, searching for her boys — hoping they would return to her. She cried endlessly as she roamed the riverbanks and her gown became soiled and torn. When she refused to eat, she grew thinner and appeared taller until she looked like a walking skeleton. Still a young woman, she finally died on the river banks.
Not long after her death, her restless spirit began to appear, walking the banks of theSanta Fe River when darkness fell. Her weeping and wailing became a curse of the night, and people began to be afraid to go out after dark. She was said to have been seen drifting between the trees along the shoreline or floating on the current with her long white gown spread out upon the waters. On many a dark night, people would see her walking along the riverbank and crying for her children. And so, they no longer spoke of her as Maria but as La Llorona, the weeping woman. Children are warned not to go out in the dark, forLa Lloronamight snatch them, throwing them to their deaths in the flowing waters.
Though the legends vary, the apparition is said to act without hesitation or mercy. The tales of her cruelty depend on the version of the legend you hear. Some say that she kills indiscriminately, taking men, women, and children — whoever is foolish enough to get close enough to her. Others say she is very barbaric and kills only children, dragging them screaming to a watery grave.
When Patricio Lugan was a boy, he and his family saw her on a creek betweenMoraand Guadalupita,New Mexico. As the family was sitting outside talking, they saw a tall, thin woman walking along the creek. She then seemed to float over the water, started up the hill, and vanished. However, moments later, she reappeared much closer to them and disappeared again. The family looked for footprints and, finding none, did not doubt that the woman they had seen was La Llorona.
She has been seen along many rivers across the Southwest, and the legend has become part of Hispanic culture everywhere. Part of the legend is that those who do not treat their families well will see her, and she will teach them a lesson.
Another story involved a man by the name of Epifanio Garcia, who was an outspoken boy who often argued with his mother and his father. After a heated argument, Epifanio and his brothers, Carlos and Augustine, decided to leave their ranch in Ojo de La Vaca to head toward the Villa Real de Santa Fe. However, when they were along their way, they were visited by a tall woman wearing a black tapelo and a black net over her face. Two of the boys were riding in the front of the wagon when the spirit appeared on the seat between them. She was silent and continued to sit there until Epifanio finally turned the horses around and headed back home, at which time she said, “I will visit you again someday when you argue with your mother.”
During my travels to New Mexico, I visited with a very friendly Hispanic gentleman, who I asked if he believed in La Llorona. He whole-heartedly confessed that he did and was very open about his cultural beliefs. However, when I asked him if he believed in ghosts, he said he did not. Interesting. – Kathy Alexander
InSanta Fe,New Mexico, the tall wailing spirit has been repeatedly seen in the PERA Building (Public Employees Retirement Association), built on land that was once an old Spanish-Indian graveyard near the Santa Fe River. Many people who have been employed there tell of hearing cries resounding through the halls and feeling unseen hands pushing them while on the stairways.
La Llorona has been heard at night wailing next to rivers by many, and her wanderings have grown wider, following Hispanic people wherever they go. Her movements have been traced throughout the Southwest and as far north as Montanaon the banks of the Yellowstone River.
The Hispanic people believe that the Weeping Woman will always be with them, following the many rivers looking for her children. For this reason, many of them fear the dark and pass the legend from generation to generation.
© Kathy Alexander/Legends of America, updated December 2022.
La Llorona woke me up once when I was camping at Indian Falls rapids on the Yampa River in Colorado when I was fifteen. I walked with her to a cabin, and there was a man in the bed. All I saw was his foot, but when she yelled at me to run, I did. If I didn’t smash my toe on a rock, I would have run off the cliff into the Indian Falls rapids. I saw an article in this month’s Mountain Gazzette about her and looked her up on the internet. My experience was 21 years ago.- Bryan, Colorado, October 2008
A Kansas Tale
While working as a copy editor for a newspaper recently, I discovered a wire story about La Llorona. That brought back memories of what happened to me while I was a student at Kansas State University in the early 1980s in Manhattan, Kansas, and led me to your website, where I read more about the legend.
One evening I went to a mobile home that I seem to remember being near a creek or river to visit a couple of my friends who also were attending K-State. As I entered the door, I found them sitting on the sofa, somewhat freaked out. They explained that one of the bar stools had been spinning and hopping around just moments earlier. As they were Mexican-Americans, they wondered whether the La Llorona had anything to do with that incident. They explained the legend to me as I had never heard about it before.
They would invite me to stay the night in a spare bedroom, which I did. Later in the night, a woman appeared to me, lying beside me in bed, and asked if I would know where her children were. While I may have been dreaming, it seemed that I was half awake. Then I fully awoke and looked up toward the doorway just in time to see a dark figure seemingly looking at me and then quickly ducking back out the doorway. Right then, that left me too scared to go check and see if that was one of my friends checking in on me, perhaps to see why I was talking in my sleep or something. I went back to sleep and waited until the morning to ask them if either one of them had looked into my room during the night. Neither one did.
So to this day, I do not know whether I really did experience a supernatural visit or if my dream and mind played tricks on me.
Submitted By:Name and city withheld, August 2006
A Bizarre Coincidence ofLa Llorona
When I was in the seventh grade, I had a frightening dream. I saw myself standing on a dark road with the only illumination coming from a dim streetlight. The ground was wet, and in the distance, I could hear the sound of rain falling and the tap, tap, tapping of footsteps coming toward me. Peering into the darkness, I could see a woman dressed all in black with a dark lacy veil covering her face, moving toward me. Strangely, as the mysterious woman grew closer, so did the rain.
When the woman was about 15 feet in front of me, she looked over my shoulder. When I turned around to see what she was looking at, I saw a young child dressed in a white nightgown playing with a doll in the middle of a puddle of water. When I turned back to her, she was right in front of me. The veil was lifted, her eyes were abnormally wide, and her face was no more than three inches away from mine. Her terrifying eyes stared into mine dead on until I awoke in a panic. I looked toward the window – it was raining. As you can imagine, I didn’t sleep for the rest of the night.
The next day, I shook off the dream and thought nothing more about it until a year later. I spent the night with my friend Veronica, who had also invited another friend named Sarah. During the evening, Sarah, who is Hispanic, began to tell us some of Mexican culture’s legends and ghost stories. When she began to tell the tale of La Llorona, I didn’t think anything of it at first. Then she began to tell how the legendary spirit travels by water, dressed all in black or white, and is almost always seen wearing a veil. Sarah continued by telling us that La Llorona lifts her veil only to her “victims” and that in their afterlife, she has chosen to help her find the bones of her lost children.
Now, I constantly wonder if, in my afterlife, I will be forced to help her find the bones of her lost children.
Submitted By: Tonia Apelar of Eureka,California, November 2005
La Lloronain Texas
San Bernard River courtesy Texas Watch Website
As we noted above, La Llorona doesn’t limit her travels toNew Mexico. Seemingly, she follows Hispanic people wherever they go, as evidenced by Pete Sanchez’s story about crossing the San Bernard River Bridge in East Bernard, Texas. East Bernard is southwest of Houston in Wharton County. This old community built its first residence around 1850 on the east side of the San Bernard River. Today the San Bernard Bridge spans the river.
Several years ago, Mr. Sanchez was driving along in East Bernard with the radio blaring. As he was crossing the river bridge, he was startled as he looked to the right to see a semi-transparent woman sitting in his passenger seat.
Dressed all in black, a lacy black veil covered the spirit’s face. Obviously frightened, Sanchez hit the gas hard, speeding past the bridge and not looking back into the passenger seat. It wasn’t until he passed the bridge that he found the courage to look again. The spirit had vanished. Mr. Sanchez readily admits that he is still freaked out today by that ghostly image. When Mr. Sanchez read the story above about the Garcia brothers encountering a tall woman wearing a black tapelo and a black net over her face, who appeared on the wagon seat between them, he obviously saw similarities. We agree!
La Llorona in Mexico
My story of La Llorona takes place in Mexico. When I was eight years old when my abuelita (grandma) told me to go to the store to buy soda, this was during the evening as we were getting ready to eat supper. My brother and I left for the store, and along the way, we heard wailing, but we didn’t pay much attention to it. However, as we continued on, we saw a young woman walking toward us. Suddenly,n my little brother started to cry, and the woman ran toward him, acting as if she was going to get him. When we saw that she was floating instead of walking, we began to run back to our house and told our grandmother and mom what had happened. We locked the door and started praying to God to help us and make La Llorona go away.
Submitted by Daisy Calderon. Daisy is now 12 years old and truly believes thatLa Llorona is real.
An Attack by the Weeping Woman
When I was about eight years old, I had just started becoming interested in all things paranormal. I was researching La Llorona when I suddenly heard a noise, so I decided to check it out. Then I heard it again. It sounded like it was coming from the bathroom, so I walked in and stopped at the sink. Then suddenly, my head was pushed into the sink, and the water started to run. The sink finally filled all the way, and I was trying to breathe. Then I couldn’t breathe anymore. I thought I was going to die of a lack of oxygen. So I screamed, and my mom came in. She pulled my head out after a struggle and hugged me tightly. She knew I wouldn’t drown myself, so she started thinking. Then she froze, and her face turned white. She screamed and almost fainted. I asked her what was wrong, and she said with a stutter, “La-La-La Llorona.” – Emily Ortiz
My Story ofLa Llorona
South Valley Albuquerque New Mexico
At the age of seven, I attended the new Pajarito School in the South Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico. I loved attending the Pajarito School, especially when it was time to play outside in the schoolyard. Surrounding the playground was a high fence to keep the children from wandering off. Behind the fence was an irrigation ditch that fed an alfalfa field on the other side of the trench. In the high, arid lands surrounding Albuquerque, it seemed like ditches were everywhere, watering the fields beyond the city.
Soon, we met a little boy who was not yet old enough to attend school. He would often come and play by the fence and watch as the older children frolicked in the schoolyard. But, one day, our play was interrupted by a big commotion near the schoolyard fence. We soon discovered that the little boy had fallen into the irrigation ditch as we ran toward the fence. Though one of our teachers pulled the boy from the muddy water and began resuscitation efforts, it was too late. That was the first time I had ever experienced the loss of a friend.
The next day at school, one of the children told me La Lloronahad gotten the boy. I could only stand there speechless, having never heard ofLa Llorona. They explained that she was the “ditch lady” that wandered up and down the ditches looking for little kids to “steal” because her own children had drowned in a terrible accident. That frightened me because two of these muddy trenches were outside my back door. On cloudy days we could imagine her ascending from the heavens to take her place along the irrigation ditches.
Submitted By: By Reverend Elizabeth Kirkwood
About the Author:Reverend Elizabeth Kirkwood lived inAlbuquerque,New Mexicoas a child. Today she is a practicing Methodist Minister inOklahomaandKansas. She and her husband Cody have been married for 14 years and love to tell their girls stories that help them embrace their Hispanic heritage. Elizabeth is currently attending the University of Northwestern Oklahomain Alva, majoring in Social Work. Enrolled in a Mythology class at the moment, she was assigned to write a paper and has chosenLa Llorona.
My Mom’s Bedroom Window
My mom lived in the same house in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for almost 50 years. When she was about 12 or so, she and her cousin were sitting in her bedroom (which was later to be mine) at night in the middle of winter. It had been snowing. At one point, they heard a noise outside the window. When they looked, a woman was standing there, dressed all in white, and crying.
My mom and her cousin were obviously a little freaked out, and they ran out of the room to tell her mom. Her parents went outside to investigate but found no footprints in the freshly fallen snow. They came back inside and told her what they found, or rather, what they didn’t find. That scared my mom even more; she was afraid to return to her room.
When I was about eleven, I was sitting in my bedroom (in the same house my mom grew up in) by myself, at night, in the middle of winter, and it had been snowing. I heard a noise outside my window. I’m afraid of the dark, so I didn’t check to see what it was; I just left the room and did something else for a while. When I told my mom about it, she told me this story. She said it was La Llorona outside the window on both of those nights.
Submitted by Brandi, June 2005. Brandi has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and loves ghost stories and the paranormal. She is also afraid of the dark.
Cries in the Night
When I was 12 years old (1991), my parents separated, and my mother moved me and my brother to Monterrey, Mexico. In the winter, all three of us would sleep in the same room because there was no central heating — only electric heaters. There were two beds for my mother and brother. I slept on the floor in a sleeping bag next to my mother’s bed. One night around 2:30 in the morning, I woke up because I had been dreaming about my great-grandma. She kept calling my name — three times to be exact. Just a few minutes later, I heard the scariest screams coming from down the street. It was horrible!!! The cries continued, each time coming closer. I was so horrified that I could not even wake my mother, who was lying beside me! I was so scared; I did not even blink. It was the most evil cry I have ever heard! Finally, it passed my house and slowly faded away! The next day I told my mother. I didn’t believe in stuff like this, especially not La Llorona.After that night, I do.
Submitted by:Adriana of Houston,Texas
Did I Really SeeLa Llorona? — A California Version
I don’t think anybody has ever heard of the city I live in – in the suburbs of a small valley town called Lompoc, California.
Well, the story ofLa Llorona that I know was that she was a prostitute, and every time she would have a child, she would take it to a creek and drown it. Before long, she was murdered by one of her customers and sentenced by God to wander the rivers and streets of the world looking for her children.
La Llorona became so upset that she cried and cried, eventually drying her eyes out — leaving two black holes where her eyes once were. And her mouth grew incredibly large, resembling that of a horse. The legend continues — that if she heard a child crying, she would come for them thinking it was one of her own.
When I was a child of eight children, my family would warn us thatLa Lloronawas outside waiting. During the day, we might cry when we heard this, but as the sun started to die, we were too scared to even walk alone through the house, thinking she might have heard us and was waiting in a dark corner.
One night when I was about 8 years old, I was terribly angry at my mom, and she made me sleep with her that night. However, I was so upset that I couldn’t sleep, and La Llorona was the last thing on my mind. However, as I tossed and turned, I looked to the foot of the bed, and there stood a lady in a black dress with purple trim. She had two black holes where her eyes should have been and an enormous grin on her face. She had long, straight black hair that looked like it was blowing in the wind.
The weird part was that I wasn’t scared; I just sat up in bed staring at her for a good five minutes. I finally got tired and fell asleep when she wouldn’t go away. It wasn’t until the next morning that I got scared and strange things seemed to happen to me in that house ever since.
This house is said to be buried over an old Indian/Spanish cemetery.
Submitted by:Nisi of Lompoc,California
I just read your interesting articles about the Weeping Woman, aka La Llorona. Many of these stories I read on your site appear to coincide with the many “events” our town experienced back in the early to mid-80s in Manor, Texas, a once small quiet town of 840 population, before the big population explosion. My family and many others in the area heard what appeared to be the wailing of this mean spirit. My father has claimed to have seen her, and I have seen what appeared to be remnants of a gown floating near the old Forest Creek by our house. At present, due to the heavy growth in the Manor area, she has not been seen or heard from since. Thank you for your information about this spirit, I truly believe this is a real spirit, and for the record — yes, I believe in ghosts. — Carlos, Austin, Texas, June 2010.
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Coco (2017 film)
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Theft of The Weeping Woman from the National Gallery of Victoria.
|The National Gallery of Victoria's Weeping Woman|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||55 cm × 46 cm (22 in × 18 in)|
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Some characters are musicians, while others want nothing to do with it. “We wanted both authentic Mexican music and original songs,” continues the director. “We encouraged the team to be true to traditional Mexican music, but gave them the freedom to make embrace new sounds.”Is Coco based on a real story? ›
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1918-2018), was the daughter of Hector Rivera and the daughter of Imelda Rivera, when Coco was a little girl her father Hector sing her this song (one of her favorite songs) remember me. But after Ernesto De La Cruz murdered Hector, he stole his songs, and he became famous. Coco was 100 years old when she died.Is Coco the old lady? ›
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Coco told the story of a 12-year-old boy named Miguel who travels to the Land of the Dead to meet his deceased great-great-grandfather. One of the main characters in the film is an elderly woman named Coco, Miguel's great-grandmother, voiced by Ana Ofelia Murguia.
What illness is Coco suffering from? ›
Coco's memory loss looks like the result of dementia, a series of brain changes that make it harder to think, remember, communicate, and function. Dementia affects 47 million people worldwide, and although the movie never names it specifically, Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause for people over age 65.Will there a Moana 2? ›
There has been a recent update to the Tiana series as it will now premiere sometime in 2023 instead of 2022. As far as Moana 2 is concerned, there has been no new news on how the series is progressing. Word on the street, though, is that with Tiana moving to 2023, this will push Moana 2 into 2024.Is the Annabelle doll in La Llorona? ›
That's right, even though the character Father Perez (played by Tony Amendola) appeared in both 2014's Annabelle and 2019's La Llorona, and even though we see a flash of the Annabelle doll in the film, The Curse still isn't part of the franchise. The reason why is simple.Is Annabelle in La Llorona? ›
In La Llorona, we see a flashback of Perez holding Annabelle (it's a scene from the 2014 movie), suggesting that, while the Warrens are not present in this movie, this film exists in the same universe as the other ones within the Conjuring extended universe.Is there a sequel to La Llorona? ›
The Legend of La Llorona (2022) - IMDb.