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Muq Pung Gyeu

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It was Kawokapu, God of the Snow Mountain, who melted the snow into clear water which cleansed away all excrescences from their bodies and formed them into various species. First came out a man and a woman, and then birds, beasts, insects and fishes of both sexes. The two humans married each other and from them all human offspring originated, while from the others all kinds of animals came forth. When, later on, his children fell ill, Muq pung gyeu flew to heaven again on the back of a bee to ask for some medicine from god of snow mountain Kawokapu. On his way home, however, he was thrown off the bee's back and the medicine got lost in a lake which thus gained its taste from it. That's why the Drung own wine but no medicine, and have a small population.

Keywords: Kawokapu; Muq Pung Gyeu; snow mountain



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