Folklore Episodes

April 23, 2021

El Chamuco (legends of the devil) with Liz of Hijas de tu Madre

An entity so evil, he needs no introduction. You’ve heard many names for him, El Chamuco, Beelzebub, Lucifer, Satanas, today we share legends about Satan. One from the Mexican state of Sinaloa and one from Guerrero, while MJ ...

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March 26, 2021

The Legend of La Tunda

La Tunda lures her victims into the jungles, hypnotizing them to be hers forever. This is a legend from Colombia and Ecuador, from the Afro-Colombia region of the Choco Department. Before we share the legend of La Tunda, hear...

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March 19, 2021

La Xtabay

La Xtabay is a Mayan legend about a female demon who lures men to their death. This tale begins with the story of two beautiful sisters, who were completely different. How did one of these two sisters become the terrifying …

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March 12, 2021

La Viudita Negra (The Black Widow)

We have a listener story to share before we get into the legend of La Viudita. She is a woman, spending eternity seeking revenge. This legend is most commonly heard in South America, specifically Bolivia, Chile and Argentina....

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March 5, 2021

Aaaaah Zombies!

AAAH Zombies! When we think of zombies, it’s the flesh-eating, skin-rotting undead beings in today’s culture, but did you know the history of zombies dates back to the 17th century in Haiti? We talk zombie history, it’s ties ...

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Feb. 5, 2021

La Llorona with Vanessa, of Life Paranormal With V

CW: Story contains abuse, child abuse, and death The story of La Llorona is one as old as time, the origin of the story is unknown, but it dates back to colonial times. It is safe to say every Latinx …

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Jan. 22, 2021

El Hombre Del Saco (The Sack Man)

CW- content warning, child murder, blood drinking El Hombre Del Saco is a legend told to children in Spain, Brazil, Portugal, Chile and Argentina (it is known as El Viejo Del Saco /the old man with a bag in Chile …

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Jan. 15, 2021

El Padre Sin Cabeza (the Headless Priest)

Hello Espookies! Welcome to episode 8 of Espooky Tales. El Padre sin Cabeza (the Headless Priest) is a legend that has become part of Salvadoran folklore, but it is a tale that can be heard in almost every Latin American …

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Jan. 1, 2021

Shadow People and the Hatman

Hello Espookies! Welcome to episode 6 of Espooky Tales. We begin with a very short story written by yours truly, then we discuss shadow people and MJ shares her personal encounters with them. Although this is not exactly Lati...

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Dec. 18, 2020

Ah Huay Huay: The Huay Chivo

CW- content warning, animal rituals & deaths are discussed in this episode. Hello espookies! Welcome to episode 4 of Espooky Tales podcast. In this episode, we discuss the Mayan legend of El Huay Chivo. The Huay Chivo is a hu...

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Dec. 4, 2020

El Cipitio

Hello espookies! Welcome to episode 2. In this episode, we discuss the Central American legend, El Cipitio, he is the son of La siguanaba, cursed for eternity to remain a child. Before that, you will hear a fictional story a...

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