Have you ever heard the story of La Llorona? You haven't? Let me tell
you about her. La Llorona was an Indian woman with a husband and two
children - children by another man. She and her new husband were deeply in
love. One day the husband said "I don't want kids." So the next day La
Llorona took her kids to the river and drowned them. Years later a witch
put a spell on her which said she would not rest in peace until she found
her kids. So late at night, especially when it's raining, she walks up and
down the river crying, looking for her kids. If you hear crying, don't try
to be brave and go outside and see who it is. Because she may see you and
mistake you for one of her kids. And you don't want La Llorona as your
mother, do you? Do you?
(Gabriel Figueroa and Ricky Martinez,
Visit literacynet.org's "La
Llorona - A Hispanic Legend" for more information.