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La Llorona

by Micha F. Lindemans
La Llorona, the Crying Woman, is a Hispanic bogeywoman, the ghost of a woman who had murdered her own children. She now haunts by water and haunts men who drink or run around on their wives (for it was a man who caused her to slay her offspring). She is said to weep blood (or black tears) from empty eye sockets and feeds on children's terror.

Myths Over Miami, a feature on the myths and stories told by the homeless children of Miami, with, among others, La Llorona.


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