Monday, August 17, 2009

La Yorona



















As a kid my mom would always tell me the story about La Yorona (the crying lady). Its about a woman who's husband leaves her for another woman, and out of anger she drowns her kids in the river. After realizing what shes done, the mother weeps near the river wanting her kids back. After crying for several days, she drowns her self in the river. So it is said that you can hear her crying at night, calling for her kids. If you hear her cry near, it means her spirit is far. If her cry sounds far she is near, and if you take one look at her, you will die. The tale is popular in all Latin America, but the story changes in each country. What a sad scary story to tell your children, but it did keep me from playing late at night as a kid. The best part is hearing stories from family members, who claim to have heard her cry and had actually seen her. I always thought that once I became an adult, they would give in and tell me it was all a lie, but they still stand by their word.

16 comments:

pakoto said...

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Jorge R. Gutierrez said...

I LOVE THESE!!!

ZaR said...

This is great Sadie, I love your guache paintings, I remember being a freshman at Calarts and seeing your paintings at the shows. I would always stop and stare every time I passed by them, they are beautiful! Great little story behind them too... the stuff they would tell us when we were younger! Great, great work!

Israel S said...

Great stuff!!

I heard the story first on a camping trip and could never fall asleep because I thought she was going to tear through the tent to get me.

The mermaid painting is so beautiful too!

Ivan Aguirre said...

La llorona!! classic story. these are great love all the pieces.

Wayne B. Medina said...

hey this is a great blog! i dig your stuff..and i remember watching that michael jackson cartoon when i was young too when i was young!

Aaron Hartline said...

Wow - beautiful work!
Glad i stumbled across your site.

Katie said...

Wow, very haunting but appealing! I love the combination of creepy and pretty. Wonderful!

April said...
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April said...

wow I found you! I love your blog Sadie! I used to read similar story to this in korea. it's strange how there are some old tales that are similar to each other when it was the time when people did not have technology to visit other countries as easily. these are really appealing and I am excited to see more postings!!!

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Valerio Ventura said...

This is awesome. great work Sadie!

Daron said...

This is awesome! Such a sad story

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Gabby Zapata said...

This is amazing! I remember growing up to these stories when I was living in mexico when I was little. Your art is stunning! :)