Vietnam Fairy Tale – Lac Long Quan and Au Co Việt Nam. Truyền thuyết
there lived a prince named Lac Long Quan. Lac Long Quan was then son of Kinh Duong Vuong, the king of the Southern Kingdom, and the daughter of the Dragon King
which made him a descendent of dragons. Prince Lac Long Quan
was strong and had many talents. He could walk on water and travel under the sea. “There is the Prince.” “Hoàng tử trông rất là tuyệt vời. He is so handsome!” “He is also very kind.
He’s never refused the request of someone in need.” Time passed, and Lac Long Quan inherited the throne
from his father becoming King
of the Southern Kingdom. “Your majesty, please help us. We cannot live
because of a mean sea monster called Ngu Tinh The fish is swallowing up all the boats
and our fishermen are too scared to go out to sea.” “Do not worry.
I will get rid of Ngu Tinh myself.” The people of the Southern Kingdom
were often attacked by monsters. As the people’s worries grew, Lac Long Quan
decided to take off and fight the monsters himself. Lac Long Quan went off to sea first
in order to defeat the monster Ngu Tinh. Ngu Tinh was a fish
that had lived for thousands of years.
It lived deep in the ocean in a cave. As soon as Lac Long Quan arrived at sea,
he gave a command to the Sea God. “God of the Sea, I am Lac Long Quan,
a descendent of the Dragon King!
I command you to stop the waves this instant.” When the waves calmed, Lac Long Quan took a boat
and went up to the sea monster Ngu Tinh. When Ngu Tinh saw the boat, he opened up his giant
mouth as he had always done, to swallow it whole. It was at that moment… “Tormenting my people, are you? Take that!” Lac Long Quan threw a red hot trident
and defeated Ngu Tinh the sea monster. After defeating the sea monster,
Lac Long Quan went to Tan Vien where a thousand-year-old nine-tailed fox lived. “Why is it so quiet? Where have all the people gone?” “The people have fled to other towns
because of the nine-tailed fox. There are many people
who have been captured by the fox. My father was taken by the fox, too.
Your majesty. Please save my father.” “Cứu tôi với~ Please help us!” “I will. Don’t worry now that I am here.” Lac Long Quan went to the cave
where the nine-tailed fox lived. After fighting day and night for four whole days,
Lac Long Quan finally defeated the nine-tailed fox. The people who had been captured by the fox
were set free and the people who had fled the village also returned. “Your majesty, thank you for saving my father.” “Đa tạ hoàng thượng Thank you!” Lac Long Quan traveled around the country defeating monsters that were tormenting the people. Thanks to Lac Long Quan,
there was now peace in the Southern Kingdom. The grateful people built a big palace for Lac Long Quan and he lived there and ruled over them. De Lai, the king of the North heard of
the peaceful situation in the South. The greedy king came down to the South
and built a palace. He brought Au Co,
the descendent of Mountain God with him. De Lai stole from the people
and forced them to work for him,
making their lives difficult. The people could take it no longer
and asked Lac Long Quan for help. “Lac Long Quan, Cứu tôi với~ Help us!” Hearing this, Lac Long Quan De Lai’s palace to negotiate. However, De Lai was nowhere in sight
and only the princess was there. “Who are you?” “I am the king of the Southern Kingdom,
Lac Long Quan.” The two fell in love at first sight. They married and lived together.
After a while, Au Co laid 100 eggs. From those eggs, 100 baby boys were born.
Their 100 sons were all brave and wise. Lac Long Quan, Au Co and their 100 sons
lived happily in their palace up in the mountains. However, Lac Long Quan,
who was the descendent of the Dragon King missed his mother’s hometown, the ocean. “I’m sorry. I miss the ocean too much.
I hope you can understand.” “No, my love. Please don’t leave.” Lac Long Quan turned into a dragon and went to sea. Au Co, who had grown up in the mountains,
could not follow him. She raised their 100 sons all alone. When Au Co missed her husband, she would climb up a mountain
and call out for him desperately. “My Love, where are you? I miss you. My darling~” Hearing Au Co’s plea, Lac Long Quan finally returned to the palace
in the mountains to his wife and children. “My darling, you have returned!” “I’m the descent of the Dragon King so I cannot live away from the ocean. You are the descent of the Mountain God,
so you cannot leave the mountains. Although it will be sad, we must part. I will take 50 of our sons and go to sea
and you can stay here with the remaining 50. Let’s visit each other
when we face difficulties and help each other out. So, the descendent of the Dragon King,
Lac Long Quan, and the descendent of the Mountain God
Au Co parted ways. Lac Long Quan took fifty sons and went to sea. Au Co stayed with the remaining fifty
and established a country. This country is Vietnam’s first country,