The main person in this story is a women named Maria who married a handsome man with two kids.
This legend takes place in the lowlands of the Bajío region and even the southwest of Mexico river.
A woman named Maria married a handsome man. They had two children, the husband would leave town and come home for only his children. Maria began to feel anger/jealous of her children. She then took her children on a pathway near the river and threw them into the river. She regret what she has done and cries for her children while they are long gone and so is she as well.
This legend represent how one should should think twice before doing something so regretful and can never take back what has been done .
This legend also helps parents to protect their children and keep them inside after dark because of the La Llorona.