Lạc Long Quân


Thousands of years ago, during the reign of King Duong Vuong, the Xich Quy kingdom was an unknown stretch of a vast land on the far East, leaning its back on a range of high mountains while looking out facing the oceans from a long shoreline. He married princess Long Nu, the daughter of Dong Dinh Vuong – sovereign of the Dong Dinh Lake. They were then blessed with one child, a boy whom they called Sung Lam, popularly known in the kingdom as Lac Long Quan, the “Dragon Lord of Lac”. Because of Long Nu’s origin, their son was believed to lớn be a descendant from the line of the Dragons. & indeed, Lac Long quan liêu had extraordinary strength và supreme intelligence. But his succession from his mother’s underwater world developed in him a strong fascination for the ocean, và the young man is often seen along the shorelines enjoying the waves & exploring the many sea creatures in sight.

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Soon, he succeeded his father’s throne and governed the Lac-Viet tribe. Meanwhile, another kingdom rules the highlands in the north. Their king, De Lai, has a beautiful daughter named Au Co. Wanting lớn unite his northern tribe with Lac Long Quan’s kingdom; he agreed to lớn give his daughter’s hand for marriage with the young man. And a lavish feast was prepared as princess Au co was wed with Lac Long Quan. The two kingdoms then celebrated their unity.


Time went by, Au teo gave birth to a pouch filled with one hundred eggs, which soon hatched into one hundred beautiful children. The children grew up strong and smart like their father, và as kind-hearted & skilful lượt thích their mother. They were taught well how lớn cultivate their lands và live nobly. But soon after, the couple started to lớn grow unhappy. Lac Long quan tiền always finds his heart longing for the coasts while Au teo constantly yearns for the highlands.

The couple decided to divide their children, of whom fifty will live with Lac Long quan along the coasts. Au co will lead the other fifty lớn dwell with her in the highlands. However, they made a promise that despite the distance & separation, they must look after each other & always be there khổng lồ lend a hand should one be in need.

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So, Lac Long quan tiền took fifty children to the coast and divided the areas for them khổng lồ govern. He taught them the skills of fishing and the art of tattoos lớn scare off sea creatures as they dive và hunt for food. He also trained them khổng lồ plant và harvest rice, as well as how lớn cook them in bamboo tubes. Au Co, who took fifty children to the highlands, also divided her areas for them to govern. They were taught lớn live in the jungles & mountains, breed animals & cultivate the soil to grow fruit trees for food. They learned khổng lồ build houses raised on bamboo stilts to keep themselves safe from wild animals.


The children of Lac Long Quan và Au co are believed to lớn be the ancestors of Vietnam. Today, Vietnamese people điện thoại tư vấn themselves “the children of the Dragon và the Fairy” referring to Lac Long Quan’s lineage from the world of the Dragons and Au Co’s Fairy Clan from the highlands. Therefore, whichever part of the country one hails from, he belongs lớn one origin. Just as Lac Long Quan và Au co promised lớn each other, all Vietnamese should love, honor & protect one another. This legend, then, has become the pride and bond of unity for all Vietnamese.

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According khổng lồ many authors, also from Wikipedia: “This legendary story is very important lớn many Vietnamese people for numerous reasons. Some interpret the story to imply a strong national unity & cultural tolerance. Other women and historians interpret the story lớn mean that matriarchal societies did exist & are equal khổng lồ patriarchal societies. Vietnamese women view her as a heroine và as a symbol khổng lồ fight for their nation & their rights.”

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