MYTHICAL MONDAY 50 - LA llorona
“Although several variations exist, the most basic story tells of a beautiful woman by the name of Maria who drowns her children in the Mexican river in means of revenge because her husband left her for a younger women. She soon realizes that her children are dead, so she drowned herself in a river in Mexico City. 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.
She is said to cry, ¡Ay, mis hijos!”