Wept bitterly for their lost children. The Aztecs believed that listening to these cries are coming a common evil, an evil omen.
Similar legends can be found in several countries, such as Latin America, where almost everyone has heard of La Llorona.
But the scholar E. Adams Davis, has found that women who complains or Llorona, is of Mexican origin only. According to research on the paranormal, this legend has been found in narratives of the Aztecs themselves.
They firmly believed that the mind, body or ghost of this woman who is weeping for her children, was a combination of three different Aztec goddesses.
Cihuacoatl: women snake.
Teoyaominqui: The watchman of dead souls.
Quilatzli: mother of twins.
The native Aztecs thought that this hybrid of goddesses roamed every night in a gown of white veils, their cries were so high that once instilled panic among the residents. Wept bitterly for their lost children. The Aztecs believed that listening to these cries are coming a common evil, an evil omen.
In the conquest, were the Spanish who spread the legend, as was believed to own the old continent. The conquistadors were changing the narrative, in some cases attributed the complaints to an Indian peasant woman who was mistress of Don Nuno de Montes Claros. When he abandons this woman named Louise, she blinded by pain and rage of contempt, mercilessly stabbed three children fathered with his mistress. Upon his notion of reality, Luisa was terrified by what he did and went mad.
It was so run through the streets, crying bitterly for their offspring. Nuno could not with his conscience and decided to commit suicide, was buried in the day when a platoon Luisa shot in a plaza in Mexico City, convicted of murdering their children.