In latin american folkore, la llorona (" The weeping women" or (" The wailer") is a ghost who roams waterfront areas mourning her drowned childern. The legend has a wide variety if details and versions. In a typical version of the legend, a beautiful women named Maria marries a rich man with whom she bears 2 childern. One day, Maria sees her husband with another women and in a fit of blind RAGE, she drowns her childern in a river, which she immediately regrets. Unable to save them and consumed by guilt, she drowns herself as well but is unable to enter the afterlife without her childern.
Some Maya belive that the Aluxob are called into being when a farmer builds a little house on his property, most often in a maze feild. For seven years, the Alux will help the corn grow, summon rain and portrol the feilds at night, whistling to scare off predartors or crop thieves. At the end of seven years, the farmer must close the windows and doors of the little house, sealing the Alux inside. If this is not done, the Alux will run wild and start playing tricks on people.