This is a Salvadoran legend or myth of an apparition of a woman with black-gray hair, thin white arms, long slender fingers with nails bright and sharp. Legend has it that the Siguamonta appears at night to single men living with their unmarried women. To children and old men if do not wear crosses or blessed scapulars.
To prevent that this spirit from haunting, it is people are told to carry a red cloth in their left pocket. To place in the straw hat a cross or yell at her “Mary, take your chicken leg” or “Comadre here is is your cigar. ”
Cipitillo is the son of Siguanaba and well known character in Salvadoran legends. He is a Cipote or kid of approximate of 7 years of age. He is short, of white skin with a big belly and wears a huge straw hat over his head. When he appears at night, he is characterize as a trickster, laughing a lot, dancing around his victims. After he disappears all is left are traces of his tiny feet.
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