A Cat of Tindalos

A Cat of Tindalos

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

La Llorona

La LloronaSolitary, Magical, Devious, Intelligent, Terrifying
Death cry (d8 damage)12 HP4 armor
Close, Ignores Armor
Special Qualities: Drowns Children, Incorporeal

La Llorona ("The Weeping Woman") is a legendary ghost prominent in the folklore of Hispanic America. According to the tradition, La Llorona is the ghost of a woman who lost her children and cries while looking for them by the river, often causing misfortune to those who hear her. 

Parents often use this story to prevent their children from wandering out at night. In some versions of this tale and legend, La Llorona will kidnap wandering children who resemble her missing children, asking her children for forgiveness and drowning these other children to take their place, but they never forgive her and she keeps trying. People who claim to have seen her say she appears at night or in the late evenings from rivers or lakes in Mexico. Some believe that those who hear the wails of La Llorona are marked for death but those who escape in time are not so marked, similar to the Gaelic banshee legend. She is said to cry, ¡Ay, mis hijos! ("Oh, my children!") 

Instinct: Steal life from children
  • Search in endless grief
  • Harm the living
  • Cause sorrow

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