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Monstrum: The Legend of La Llorona

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The legend of La Llorona, the weeping woman, has terrified generations. This female ghost wanders in the darkness, crying as she searches for the children she murdered. How could a murderous mother become such a cultural symbol? In this episode, Dr. Zarka traces the history of La Llorona back hundreds of years, showing how her story represents the social history of Mexico. Part of the "Monstrum" series. Please note this title contains mature themes.

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Runtime: 5 minutes 33 seconds

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    Erin F. (Watertown, MA)
    October 29th, 2020 at 09:03 AM

    Very informative and spooky!