Residence: Chicago, Illinois
Date of Performance/Collection: April 25, 2015
Primary Language: English
Other Language(s): Spanish
My informant LK told me the La Llorona legend that he grew up hearing. He heard this story from his mother when he was around 10 years old. He grew up in a Mexican American home in Chicago.
“The story is that she drowned her children in a stream while she was washing clothes. And as her punishment whenever her spirit roams through that little town in Mexico, whenever she comes across water, she cries. And people can hear her at night crying because she is looking for her children.”
go into the La Llorona article that we read for class