The Weeping Woman was created by Batwoman series writers J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman, as the first villain in Kate Kane's on-going series. She is based of the Mexican folk tale of "La Llorona" in which a woman named Maria who drowned her children so she could be with the man she loved, but the man rejects her, leading her to commit suicide. In heaven, she was asked where her children were, and when she didn't have them, she wasn't allowed into the afterlife with out them. She was doomed to a ghostly fate of wandering the Earth, weeping, and searching for her children, abducting those who don't listen to their parents.