La Llorona, the weeping woman. Mexican Legend tells of a woman who drowned her children to be with a man who in turn would not have her. Guilt of her evil deeds drove her to suicide, where in death she is trapped in a state of despair. Caught in between the living and the dead; she wails like a banshee and cries tears made from the blood of her children. It is said those who hear her cries are marked for dead.