Is La Llorona a Real Story?

La Llorona, also known as the Weeping Woman, has several variations and is not known to be true. It is a Hispanic legend that dates back to Aztec civilization. Her ghost is said to walk the canals and rivers in Texas, states the Texas State Historical Association.

One of the more common versions of La Llorona tells of a beautiful woman named Maria who meets and marries a handsome young man. They have several children, but he eventually leaves her for another woman. One night, she drowns her children in a river in anger after seeing him with the other woman. She is later found dead by the river. La Llorona is said to haunt the river weeping for her children. He story is told to warn children of what can happen at night and to warn teenagers about falling for the wrong man.