Decide for yourself whether or not you think these 20 unsettling Mexican urban legends are real or just figments of a disturbed imagination… 1. Each town you visit has stories and legends.
An entirely different origin story coincides with the arrival of the Spanish in America back in the 16th century.

According to Mexican folklore, El Sombrerón is a short guy with a big hat who goes around serenading young women and braiding their hair. The folklore is very similar throughout most of the Latin American countries.

Many of the legends from Central America are ancient, with origins in the isthmus's indigenous populations, like the Maya and Kuna. La Llorona ( The Weeping Woman) J.Michael Lunsford MS Library/ Sullivan 1 Folklore, Myths and Stories from Spanish Speaking Countries Objective: To become familiar with folk tales, fables, or short stories from Spanish speaking countries, explain the story to the class, and eventually write their own folk tale. Mexican-American traditions are richly nourished by the folkways of three cultures: Indian, Spanish, and Mexican.

Native American cultures are rich in myths and legends that explain natural phenomena and the relationship between humans and the spirit world. We figure that's the best way to get the best things to you. And few are more terrifying than the legends present in the history and culture of Native American tribes. Another strong influence is the native cultures and the mix makes for some interesting and scary stories. They talk about facts that occurred in the near past and which characters can or cannot be human. With the power of focus groups and crowdsourcing, 99 percent of our content is created for New Mexicans by New Mexicans. Native American myths and folklore vary greatly across the great expanse of North, Central and South America; just as the sea turns into plains, turns into mountains, so the myths and deities evolve with the ever-changing landscape. Folk Tales and Legends: Hispanic Heritage ... this book celebrates the courage and resilience of the feminine spirit through the stories of seven extraordinary Mexican women. The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State ... America is a country rich in folklore, a place where cautionary tales have always been mixed into the … Legends are stories created by anonymous authors with some basis in history but with many embellishments. Native American folklore. MEXICAN FOLK TALES The Smiling Rabbit An old man and his wife lived in a little house made of straw. Mexican Mythology Mexico's mythology, like its population, reflects a blend of Native American and Spanish influences.