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PALAUAN LEGENDS
 

Long ago, the people of Palau did not know how to deliver a baby, except by slicing open the motherís stomach with a bamboo knife.  Unfortunately, the mother of the child would always perish.

Mengidabrutkoel, a spider in the form of a young man, came from Peleliu to Ngiwal, where he took a young woman named Turang as his bride.  When the time came for the midwives of the village to slice open her stomach and deliver her baby, the husband refused to let the women near her.  While they stormed outside of the house, the spider supervised the first natural delivery of a child.

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Bairulechau - Ngerchelong Bai Stone Monoliths

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Chuab - Creation Story of Belau

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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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