The legend is said that in a rural village there lived a young woman named Maria. Maria came from a poor family but was known around her village for her beauty. One day, an extremely wealthy nobleman traveled through her village. He stopped in his tracks when he saw Maria. Maria was charmed by him and he was charmed by her beauty, so when he proposed to her, she immediately accepted. Maria's family was thrilled that she was marrying into a wealthy family, but the nobleman's father was extremely disappointed that his son was marrying into poverty. Maria and her new husband built a house in the village to be away from his disapproving father. Eventually, she gave birth to two boys. Her husband was always traveling, and stopped spending time with his family. When he came home, he only paid attention to the sons and Maria knew her husband was falling out of love with her. One day, he returned to the village with a younger woman, and told his sons farewell, ignoring Maria.