Myths & Legends  Index

bullet Devil's Alley Legend
Devil's Alley until recently was a narrow passage just a short distance from what is now downtown Mexico City . At the struck of midnight  the Devil himself would appear in the famous alley. Many feared and avoided it but for many young people it was also a source of excitement and thrill...
bullet La Llorona in Spanish
Esta antigua leyenda es la que todo niño mexicano sabe por boca de su abuelo o por la de algún compañero de la escuela que ha querido jugarle alguna broma.
bullet La Llorona in English
The legend of La Llorona.
Dressed in white, with her loose hair; this woman still makes children as well as old-timers tremble with terror, from the lowlands of the Bajío region and even to the southeast of Mexico. She’s “La Llorona”- (The Weeping Woman).
bullet The Legend of Our Lord of the Poison
Every day, Don Fermin deposited a gold coin in the offering plate at the foot of the image, who’s bloodied feet he humbly kissed...Hatred for the man entered into the heart of Don Ismael.
bullet La Leyenda de Nuestro Señor del Veneno
Todos los días, don Fermín depositaba una moneda de oro en el plato petitorio que estaba a los pies de la imagen, cuyos ensangrentados pies besaba con humildad. Nunca faltaba don Fermín a su cita matutina.
bullet  The Legend of the Volcanoes Popocatepetl & Iztaccihuatl
Thousands of years ago, when the Aztec Empire was in its heyday..The chief had a daughter named Iztaccihuatl: the most beautiful of all the princesses, who had professed her love for young Popocatepetl
bullet La Leyenda de los Volcanes Popocatepetl & Iztaccihuatl
Hace ya miles de años, cuando el Imperio Azteca estaba en su esplendor....El cacique tenía una hija, llamada Iztaccíhuatl, era la princesa más bella y depositó su amor en el joven Popocatépetl
bullet La Llorona One Woman Many Stories
The streets were left deserted. It was then that the darkness and the silence were torn by the long and distressing wails of a woman. “Oh, my children”...
bullet La Llorona Una Mujer Muchas Historias
Entonces, la oscuridad y el silencio se rasgaban con los largos y dolorosos lamentos de una mujer. "¡Ay, mis hijos"
bullet Popol Vuh
The Popol Vuh or "Council Book" gathers together part of the wisdom and traditions of the Mayan culture established primarily in the Quiche region of Guatemala. 
bullet La Leyenda Maya Popol Vuh
El Popol Vuh o “Libro del Consejo” recopila  parte de la sabiduría y tradiciones de la cultura maya establecida principalmente en la región Quiché de Guatemala. Es una conjunción de religión, mitología...
bullet The Legend of Quetzalcoatl
Quetzalcoatl, one of the main deities of pre-Hispanic civilizations, is present in most of 15th-century Mesoamerica. From the beginning, he has been attributed countless mysteries:
bullet The Culture of the Sun
When there is a  solar eclipse, indigenous villages come to the sun’s defense, and through dance, prayer, and many diverse rituals, they protect the sun from the moon.
















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