Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Folktale: La Loba

"They say she lives among the rotten granite slopes in Tarahumara Indian territory. They say she is buried outside Phoenix near a well. She is said to have been seen traveling south to Monte Alban in a burnt-out car with the back window shot out. She is said to stand by the highway near El Paso, or ride shotgun with truckers to Morelia, Mexico, or that she has been sighted walking to market above Oaxaca with strangely formed boughs of firewood on her back. She is called by many names: La Huesera, Bone Woman; La Trapera, The Gatherer; and La Loba, Wolf Woman."

Excerpted from: Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.
(pg 27 - 28)

1 comment:

bexter said...

Hi I was just looking for wolfwomen pics on the web and came across your sketches. I really like them, a rather scary version of her.
I made a animation based on the story. You can watch it at its called Bone Catcher