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13 Things People Who Grew Up Latino Are Still Scared Of

Did you hear the one about the little girl who suffered a cocotazo?

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First and foremost: We still fear that we didn't use the Vicks in time.

Cautionary tale (via @tetacular) cc:@soalexgoes


...And that someone will look at your baby for too long.

Quick! Someone give that baby some coral and onyx and then rub her with an egg!

...And also that an egg cleansing might not actually work.

(But we'll do it anyway. Juuuust in case.)

That you'll hear El Silbón whistling.

Legend has it that if you hear him whistling from far away, the ghost of this young murderer WILL find you. And he won't just want to chill and order a pizza.

That any weird sound you hear at night might be La Patasola hopping towards you.

If you're a man who likes to head to remote places to think about ladies, watch out: La Patasola, the one-footed woman, will lure you away to consume your flesh. #Goals

That you'll look into Luz Mala and bad things will happen to you.

According to the gauchos of yore, you should never stare into a stream of light at the horizon or look at what might be under it. I mean, just in case.

That La Ciguapa will come ambling towards you.

How can you tell that it's La Ciguapa coming for you and not just some randa? La Ciguapa's feet turn backwards. She's especially bad luck for dudes, whom she tends to seduce and lure into the forest. And not for some casual smooching, either.

  1. Tell us: How many of these beliefs did you grow up with?

    That not putting on enough Vicks ointment would result in an untimely death..
    The cucuy / coco.
    The Mal de Ojo
    That babies are most susceptible to the evil eye.
    That an egg can help absorb illness and/or bad energy.
    The cadejo.
    La Llorona.
    El Silbón.
    La Patasola.
    Luz Mala.
    La Ciguapa.

13 Things People Who Grew Up Latino Are Still Scared Of

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