Notes

“La Llorona and the Myths of Filicide”

Friend of the Gutter Sara Century on La Llorona and stories of filicide. “Fans of ghost stories are no stranger to the legend of La Llorona. Perhaps stretching so far back as to claim Aztec origins, the infamous ‘weeping woman’ has become a classic horror story for kids and adults alike. Not just another haunting cautionary tale to scare children into staying clear of strangers, the specific horror and tragedy of La Llorona continues to fascinate audiences worldwide. A mother who murders children is considered across modern society to be the most terrible of monsters. She has been the subject of many films and songs, but, more than anything, she lurks [in] our collective nightmares.”

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