Water Buffalo- the image of Vietnam

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Water Buffalo- the image of Vietnam

Vietnam is an agricultural country and the image of water buffalo is always regarded as a family animal for the Vietnamese people, in particular the peasants. The image of the buffalo is closely tied to the rural landscape of Vietnam. Like many other countries in the world, Vietnam has a legends that is concerning about buffalo.

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water-buffalo-image-vietnam

water-buffalo-image-vietnam

Once upon a time, to help Vietnamese people , Gos was assigned an angel to descend in Vietnam with 2 bags, 1 filled with cereal seeds to feed people and other with grass seeds for the cattle. The angel was advised to show the cereal seeds first, and the grass ones next. Being so absent minded, he forgot the recommendation by doing the opposite: Grass seeds first and then cereal seeds later. That is why Vietnam was covered with so much grass and forests that the peasants had to make the complaint to the Heaven. Furios, God condemned the angel to exile by turning him into a buffalo and sent him to Vietnam. That is the reason why buffalo was compelled to spend all days long munching grass and pulling the plough to pay for his error.

If somebody has another story about buffalo, please keep going to discuss and thank you so much.

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