Join Date: Apr 2007
07-17-2012, 11:46 PM
I have one that I FULLY plan on telling Gracie. Hey, it kept me in line! Her name is La Llorona (it's a spanish tale, so the double L makes a YUH sound, not a LUL sound).
I was not aware it was a traditional tale until I Googled her, just now, lol. I thought it was something my family made up, lol.
So the story I was told differs slightly from the Wiki page, and it's short and to the point. There was once a young mother with several bad children. They drove her insane and they never did as they were told. So, she drowned them. Yeah, she was sad, because she loved her children, much like your mother loves you! But when children are bad, and parents just can't handle it anymore, the Llorona come for them in the night, drags them to the nearest river, and drowns them too.
My family took it a bit further. Have you seen those tall plane towers. You know, they look like red and white candy sticks with the flashing bulb on top? Well, my family told me she lived in the little huts under those poles, and she migrated to each one, to be close to bad kids, and ready to drown them. I can tell you right now, every time I saw one of those towers I was a good girl. EDIT: My husband just informed me that I was mislead, those are actually radio towers, not plane towers.
One time, on a long trip to a family farm, we passed one of the towers and my grandparents' car "died". Right in front of the tower. My cousin and I were FREAKING OUT! They told us to pray to God to help us, and to promise to be good children. So we closed our eyes, and prayed and begged and cried, and FREAKED out. When we opened our eyes were were a mile down the road and firmly believed it was the miracle of God that saved us.
Awwwww, the innocence of childhood, lol. I'm a believer of faith, but that "miracle" was a pure genius shenanigan on my grandparents part. I don't think I misbehaved for months after that! xD
Fun fact, my aunt let a community center paint a mural on her garage...of the tale of the Llorona. Such a nice reminder to behave every time we went to Auntie's house!
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Last edited by LancasterPrincess : 07-17-2012 at 11:51 PM.