Legend: An unverified story handed down from earlier times believed to be historical. Throughout history in Mexico and around the world, legends have been told over time. Many include the story of Big Foot, El Chupacabra, vampires, ghosts, and, my favorite, La Llorona. The story started off in Mexico: a love story about Maria Gonzalez and her beloved husband.
Facts stating the beauty of Maria have not been one hundred percent proven correct. She was a young poor girl living in a village. Every day a handsome man would be by her window where Maria would be watching him walk up and down the cobblestone street. He was the most desired man in all the town. All the women fantasized of marrying this handsome hunk. He was everything Maria wanted in a man, and his father owned many acres of land and was the boss of one of the biggest ranches in Mexico. He was rich, tall, and had a beautiful smile that revealed his lovely white teeth.
Finally, after watching him walk by every day, Maria became engaged to the man she always wanted. She married him and moved into one of the most beautiful houses she had ever laid her eyes on- all of her dreams came true. After the birth of her two children, a boy and a girl, things began to change. Her unfaithful husband flirted with other women and lied to his wife. He would no longer come home to sleep and would stay out of the house for months at a time. Her husband would only come to visit his children, and his love for Maria vanished with him.
Maria was devastated by the fall of her marriage to her once dream man. She began to despise her children for the attention her husband gave to them and not to her. She was always angry and wished the worst upon both of them. One night after walking on the shores of the Rio Grande with her two young children, Maria heard a carriage coming upside the shore. Maris dropped the hands of her two children and stared up at the man she once loved. There in the beautiful carriage lead by two mystical horses, she saw the face of another woman loooking very elegant by the side of her husband. He stopped and looked down at his children with a big smile and totally ignored Maria.
In a rage of anger, she vi0lently grabbed the necks of both her children and threw them in the river. After realizing what she had done, Maria began to frantically sream and cry for her two children but it was too late. The next morning one of the workers on her ranch found Maria’s body towards the end of the river.
Today many people have reported seeing this mystical lady in white, crying and screaming for her two children who she murdered. This is one of the many legends which define our Mexican history.