close
also known as
Questions & Answers

    what is the tagalog and maranao version of the legend "the first monkey"

    Answer this Follow this
    0 Views: 37439 Answers: 1
    1 year ago

    1 answer


    ROMOS
    Karma: 1977295
    Registered member

    Long ago in a thick forest, a young girl lived under the care of the goddess of weaving. Here she lived happily and without care, for everything that she wanted to eat was provided for her by her patroness.


    One day the goddess said to the girl, "Take this cotton, clean it, and make out a dress for yourself out of it." Now, the girl knew nothing about making cloth and weaving it, so she said to the goddess, "When the cotton is cleaned, is it ready for use?"


    "No," answered the guardian, "after it is cleaned, it must be beaten."


    "Well, after it is beaten, is it ready for use?" said the lazy girl. The goddess said that before it could be used, it would have to be spun. "Well, after it is spun, " persisted the saucy maiden, "is it ready for use?"


    "No, it must next be woven into cloth, cut, and sewn," answered the patient goddess.


    "Oh!" said, the girl, "it will take a long time and much hard work to make clothes that way. This leather hide which you have given me to beat the cotton on, will make me better clothing, because it will wear longer." So she covered herself with the leather. The goddess was so angry at the girl for her laziness that she decided that the leather should not only be her dress but also her very skin. Then the goddess took the stick for beating the cotton and thrusting it between the maiden's buttocks said to her, "This stick will become part of your body, and you will use it for climbing purposes. As a penalty for laziness, henceforth you shall live in trees in the forest, and there you will find your fruit."


    Thus, originated the first monkey with a coat of leather and a tail.



    Top contributors in Uncategorized category

     
    Answers: 47659 / Questions: 111 / Karma: 948K
     
    Answers: 15951 / Questions: 103 / Karma: 862K
     
    Answers: 7261 / Questions: 52 / Karma: 531K
     
    Answers: 7714 / Questions: 153 / Karma: 491K
    Top contributors chart

    Recent Unanswered Questions

    how to change my Apple password
    Answers: 0 Views: 14 Rating: 0
    how do i get firefox icon on my icon page
    Answers: 0 Views: 19 Rating: 0
    wil whatsapp work on vodafone 555 blue
    Answers: 0 Views: 51 Rating: 0
    how to widen the page for incoming mail?
    Answers: 0 Views: 221 Rating: 0
    How to scan incoming email
    Answers: 0 Views: 134 Rating: 0
    Why is my e-mail box blocked to messages?
    Answers: 0 Views: 117 Rating: 0
    More questions...