Nov 4, 2009

Legend - The origin of Lake Toba ( English )

Legend - The origin of Lake Toba

In a village in the area of Sumatra, there lived a farmer. He was a farmer who diligently worked the farm, although not large. He can be sufficient from which his work was tireless. Actually he was old enough to marry, but he still chose to live alone. On a bright morning, the farmer on the river fishing. "Hopefully today I got a big fish," the farmer murmured to himself. Some time after kailnya cast, kailnya seen rocking. He immediately pulled kailnya. Farmers were cheered with joy after getting a big enough fish.

He was amazed to see the color of a beautiful fish scales. Fish scales golden yellow flushed. His eyes were round and prominent emit flashes of amazing. "Wait, I do not eat! I will agree with you if you did not eat me." Farmers are surprised to hear the voice of the fish. Since the shock, the fish they catch fell to the ground. Then do not how long, the fish was transformed into a beautiful girl. "I Bermimpikah?," Muttered the farmer.

"Do not worry sir, I am also human being like you. I am deeply indebted to you for having saved me from the curse of the Gods," she said. "My name is Princess, I do not mind to be your wife," said the girl as urgent. Farmers Itupun nodded. So they were a husband and wife. However, there is one promise that has been agreed, ie they should not be told that the origin of a fish Princess. If the promise is broken there will be a tremendous disaster.

Having reached the village, the villagers stirred see beautiful girls with these farmers. "He's probably an angel who fell from the sky," they muttered. Farmers felt very happy and peaceful. As a good husband, he continued to work to make a living by cultivating the fields and fields with a diligent and tenacious. Due diligence and tenacity, the farmer's life without shortcomings in his life. Many people are jealous, and they spread the bad suspicion that the business success of farmers dropped. "I know the farmer must maintain a ghost!" Someone said to her friend. It reached the ears of farmers and Princess. But they do not feel offended, even more diligent work.

A year later, happiness and wife Petan increases, because the farmer's wife gave birth to a baby boy. She was named Son. Their happiness does not make them forget themselves. Sons grow into a child's healthy and strong. He became a good boy but a little naughty. He has a habit of making surprise his parents, which is always hungry. Foods that should be eaten three of them can be eaten alone.

Over time, the Son always annoy his father. If asked to help parents work, she always refused. The farmer's wife always reminds farmers to be patient over their child's behavior. "Yes, I'll be patient, however he was our son!" The farmer said to his wife. "Thank God, Kanda thought that way. Kanda was a husband and good father," said daughter to her husband.

It said the man, that patience has limits. This is experienced by the farmer. One day, Son of the task of food and beverages delivered to the field where his father was working. But the Son does not fulfill his duty. Farmers wait for the arrival of her son, holding thirsty and hungry. He went straight home. See her son in playing ball. Farmers became angry as he grabbed his son's ear. "Children do not know diuntung! Not know myself! Elementary kids fish!," The farmer detraction unconsciously that taboo word.

After the farmers say the words, immediately lost his wife and daughter disappeared. Without a trace and trail. From the former stamping his feet, suddenly menyemburlah water was strong and growing fast. Village Farmer and all the surrounding villages submerged. Water flooding is very high and wide to form a lake. And eventually form a lake. The lake was eventually known as the Lake Toba. Meanwhile, a small island in the middle of the island called Samosir.

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