Trang Chủ » 2009 » September » 23 » The Mountain King and the Water King
7:09 PMThe Mountain King and the Water King
The Mountain King and
the Water King
The 18th King of the Hung Dynasty had a beautiful daughter, My Nuong.
He loved her very much and wanted to find a suitable husband for her.
One day, two men came into the palace to seek the hand of this princess.
The first, the Mountain King, lived in the Tan Vien mountains, and had supernatural powers. He was able to create typhoon surges and raise mountains.
The other who was the Water King, also had supernatural powers. He could make strong winds and heavy rains.
The king judged both to be acceptable, but did not know which to choose, and asked advisers. After conferring, he announced the first one to bring a special gift would have his daughter. Each gift had to include 100 bowls of sticky rice, 100 cakes of sticky rice, two elephants with nine trunks, two chickens with nine spurs, and two horses with nine red manes.
The next day, the Mountain King brought these as a wedding gift.
The Water King came a little later, and found he had lost the princess.
He became very angry and caused heavy rains to fall and made strong winds and typhoons which made the mountains shake.
All rice fields were flooded. All houses were destroyed and the King's palace was inundated.
The Mountain King fought against the Water King by building mountains and hills to stop the floods.
The fighting is said to continue every year.
Each year, the Water King sends heavy rains and typhoons, and every year this is resisted by the Mountain King.
|Total comments: 2|