Maya's Children: The Story of La Llorona
Maya is a happy and beautiful girl, who at birth bore the mark of the Sun God on her shoulder. This mark, the village priest informs her parents, means Maya is immortal. Senor Tiempo, the god of time, however, is incensed by this news. He allots each person their time on earth. But if he cannot have Maya, then he must have her children!
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On that day, too, a child was born. She was called Maya. When the chief priest
was called to bless the child, c i he noticed a birthmark that looked like a~ shining
sun on her shoulder. Maya is a child of the Sun God, the chief priest thought.
Maya was born with the birthmark of the Sun God," he told them. "This means she
will live forever. Senor Tiempo desires for every thing to age and die. You must
hide your daughter so he cannot harm her." so they took her up the mountain into
"If you save the clay in which Corn Maiden was born, Senor Tiempo can' not
harm her." Maya did as she was told. The new moon came, and Maya decided to
make a second child. She made another bowl, and when the moon was full, she
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The retelling of this tale tames the original and dispels children's fears of a murderous mother who might come after them. It also captures the mystery and symbolism common to lore, but it falls ... Read full review