Dragon and Fairy descendants
(found in my email)
Dear lady and gentlemen,
Why Vietnamese call themselves “Dragon and Fairy descendants”….??? That is the legend of Lac Long Quan and Au Co or The legend of “One Hundred Eggs – One Hundred Children”….
Probably, there is no Vietnamese who does not know the legend of Lac Long Quan and Au Co. This legend has become the pride and the bond of unity for all Vietnamese. It is said that: Lac Long Quan (meaning the Dragon King of the Land of Lac/Happiness), who was from the kingdom of the sea, married Au Co, a beautiful fairy born and raised on high mountain. She gave birth to a membranous sac of 100 eggs, which hatched into 100 sons, who were noble, handsome, healthy and supremely intelligent.
One day, Lac Long Quan told Au Co: “I am the Dragon species while you are the Fairy breed; to live together permanently is difficult. I now take 50 sons with me to the sea, and you are to take the other 50 sons of ours to live with you on the mountain. Don’t forget to inform and help one another in emergency.”
From the legend of Mother Au Co, we Vietnamese have the conception of the word “Ðồng Bào” i.e., all Vietnamese are children from the same womb of Mother Vietnam.
Pls, read more this legend http://vietnam-heritage-travel.com/Culture/the-legend-of-lac-long-quan-and-au-co.html
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