Books and movies have been made of the ghostly crying woman weeping for her child or children that she has murdered for some personal gain. In fact, a new 2019 film, THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA was just released which centers around the legend. And I remember viewing an earlier one one on Netflix as well.
Many versions of the La Llorona story exist. Part of the folklore of Mexico and the Southwest, its origin is impossible to trace.
The basic story is that a poor but beautiful village woman attracts the eye of a wealthy man. The rich lover doesn't know she has children. She drowns the children to be with her lover, but the lover then rejects her. Feeling the anguish of remorse and grief, she drowns herself and her restless spirit forever searches for her lost children.
In other versions of the story, she is a woman who neglects her children by going to parties in town. While she is away, the children wander off to the river and drown. She is often portrayed as a malevolent ghost that caused misfortune.
Check this site for the most well-known version of the La Llorona Legend.
La Llorona Comes to Wyoming
We combined these two legends and brought a tale similar to La Llorona to Wyoming in the form of Mirabella. Mirabella is a pioneer woman who, according to our story’s legend, threw her illegitimate baby from the bridge. Filled with remorse, she haunts the area and tries to steal children from unsuspecting mothers.
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