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PALAUAN LEGENDS
 

Delad er a Chuab a ngaruchei el meral di ngii el ta el redil Al bekiis er a kereker er a mekuul eng meral di bechachau tial Belau A loruul a kkeldiull eng mle mor Ngerebluchel meng keiung er a kingellel ngarngii....

Born to Latmikaik, Chuab is one of two daughters of her three children. Another girl was named Tellebuu and a brother, Ucherrerak.  While Ucherrerak went to live in heaven, Chuab, was blown to Ngebeanged and went to the house of Ngetelkou with Tellebuu, where they lived and were fed.

Soon Chuab grew very tall, and kept growing. As they kept feeding her, she grew so tall that they could not reach her mouth.  The people began to build ladders and climbed to feed her until even the ladders could not reach her height any longer.

As Chuab reached the clouds, no one could care for her.  The people finally deciced to buy soil from Uchelianged (God of heaven) and pile them to reach Chuab.  Even this measure proved useless, so they gathered firewood and decided to end this by burning her.  As the people went about collecting firewood, Chuab asked what they were for.  The people replied that the firewood was for cooking more food.  They arranged the firewood around her feet and lit it.  As the fire burned Chuab and she fell down.  Her body parts formed into Belau.  The name Belau comes from the aibebelau (indirect replies) to Chuab about the activitity to burn her down.

It was also believed that Chuab died of a sacrifice.  As a demi-god, she knew that the people's intentions, yet sacrificed her body for the people.

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Bairulechau - Ngerchelong Bai Stone Monoliths

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Mengidabrutkoel - Spider and Natural Childbirth

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Miladeldil - Woman Who Returns from Death

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Ngemelis - Turtle's Egg Laying Cycle

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Ngerchemai - The Canoe or the Turtle

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Mesekiu - Dugong (Sea Mermaid)

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Stone Figure of the Woman & Child

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Ngerot - Discovery of Palauan Money

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Fish Bearing Tree of Ngibtal - Breadfruit Tree Story

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Osilek er a Ulong

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Surech & Dulei

 
 

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