folklore


What if real doctors took their cues from the remedios used by Latina moms? It might look something like this….

Mexico has its share of stories about the little people known as chaneque (Nahuatl) and alux (Maya).

Their appearance varies; sometimes they look like children, other times they have animal-like or deformed extremities, or are reported wearing traditional garb native to the area. [Mas…]

vivacalacaThe dead not only CAN dance, but they DO dance in Viva Calaca, an animated short based on the Voltaire tune from 2007. [Video by Ritxi Ostáriz.] [Mas…]


La Llorona? It’s just a legend, mijo, a ghost story told by a traveling puppet show. Still, if you think you hear a weeping woman in the night, don’t come running. [Video by Matthew James Tebbutt.]

PREVIOUSLY ON LA LLORONA: [Mas…]

vivacalacaIn Viva Calaca, an animated short based on the Voltaire tune from 2007, the dead be dancin’. [Video by Ritxi Ostáriz.] [Mas…]

The Mystery of Flying Kicks from Closer Productions seeks to explain a world-wide phenomenon. Why do people hang old sneakers on telephone lines?

Mexico’s witches, brujas, shamans get down at Lake Catemaco (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés March 10, 2015 El Now
Thumbnail image for Mexico’s witches, brujas, shamans get down at Lake Catemaco (video)

Witches and sorcerers and brujas oh my gathered for Ritos, Ceremonias y Artesanias (Magical Rituals, Ceremonies and Handicrafts) at Lake Catemaco in Veracruz, Mexico early Saturday morning.

[Mas…]

Welcome to the Indian Store – Dream Catchers are on sale today (video)

by Barney Asada January 20, 2014 Cultura
Thumbnail image for Welcome to the Indian Store – Dream Catchers are on sale today (video)

The Indian Store has everything the White Man needs — dream catchers, spirit animals, books on coyotes and WiFi signal boosters. [F-bombs.] Video by the 1491s. Previously on the 1491s:

[Mas…]

Mexicans: 7-Up is good for whatever TF that thing is you have (video)

by Especial Correspondents January 3, 2014 Cultura
Thumbnail image for Mexicans: 7-Up is good for whatever TF that thing is you have (video)

Alonzo Alcaraz (no relation to POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz) is the spokesman in this new commercial for 7-Up. PREVIOUSLY ON 7-UP:

[Mas…]

Explorers find pyramids of ‘Lost City of Giants’ in Ecuador rain forest

by BRO LIATH November 5, 2013 Cultura
Thumbnail image for Explorers find pyramids of ‘Lost City of Giants’ in Ecuador rain forest

A team of explorers has found a gigantic stone pyramid (and gigantic stone hammers) in the Amazonian rain forest of Ecuador, an ancient complex which corresponds to a local legend about a City of Giants. AncientOrigins.net reports: At the discovered site there is one extremely large pyramidal type structure of approximately 80 metres square base […]

[Mas…]

Breaking: TX boy, 9, slays Mexican boogeyman El Cucuy, 521

by EresNerd August 14, 2013 El Now
Thumbnail image for Breaking: TX boy, 9, slays Mexican boogeyman El Cucuy, 521

(PNS reporting from SEGUIN, TX) A nine-year-old boy killed El Cucuy Tuesday night. El Cucuy, AKA the Mexican Boogeyman, was pronounced dead at 10:30 PM at the Balli family residence here.  The legendary monster was said to be 521, with a birth date pegged in 1492. It was a more or less typical evening for the […]

[Mas…]

Worst chupacabra camera phone video ever surfaces in San Antonio

by Moctezuma Cortés June 27, 2013 Doomsday Countdown
Thumbnail image for Worst chupacabra camera phone video ever surfaces in San Antonio

Really, people. You have to do better than filming mangy coyotes! The REAL chupacabra, as everyone knows, looks more like this:

[Mas…]

Finish your vegetables, mijo, or El Cucuy will get you (video)

by Andalé Mono June 20, 2013 Cultura
Thumbnail image for Finish your vegetables, mijo, or El Cucuy will get you (video)

El Cucuy? He’s the Mexican Boogie Man and he’ll get you if you don’t do the right thing! [Video by Eddie G.] (NSFW language.)

[Mas…]

La Llorona + El Chupacabra + Pachuco Luchador = ‘El Güey’ (video)

by ZIG FOOTE July 12, 2012 Cultura
Thumbnail image for La Llorona + El Chupacabra + Pachuco Luchador = ‘El Güey’ (video)

It’s everything you want in a movie! All your favorite characters in ONE SHORT TRAILER! The plot: La Llorona is on trial, accused of killing her children, but she maintains they were stolen by El Chupacabra (who is also an evil narcotraficante.) Can pachuco luchador El Güey come to her rescue? There’s a great news […]

[Mas…]

Flying chupacabra kills 35 sheep in Michoacan (three videos)

by Comic Saenz March 26, 2012 Doomsday Countdown
Thumbnail image for Flying chupacabra kills 35 sheep in Michoacan (three videos)

Almost three dozen sheep lie dead in a corral in Michoacan and one witness blames a creature with fangs and wings. From Britain’s Daily Mail: When farmers in Mexico found 35 of their sheep slaughtered with significant claw and tooth marks around their necks, they had one creature to blame – the legendary chupacabra. One […]

[Mas…]

We’ve got your Pocho Ocho cures for la cruda right here

by Sara Inés Calderón March 1, 2012 Cultura
Thumbnail image for We’ve got your Pocho Ocho cures for la cruda right here

We all know it’s coming. It’s only Thursday, but THE WEEKEND is right ahead of us — a sign post up ahead that spells PARTY. And somebody is gonna get her drink on. If that means you, perhaps we can help with the Pocho Ocho cures for your hangover (la cruda.) 8. Menudo. In my […]

[Mas…]