Au Co

Au Co

Origin:

Vietnam

Au Co, a beautiful mountain Fairy, and Lac Long Quan, Dragon Prince of the Sea, fell in love. Au Co bore an egg sac from which one hundred children hatched. Au Co and Lac Long Quan loved each other passionately but could not live together: she longed for the mountains, he for the sea. Eventually they split up, each taking half the kids. The fifty children who stayed with Au Co became the Vietnamese people. One son became the first Vietnamese emperor. Au Co protects Vietnam and its people.

See Also:

Dragon Kings of the Sea; Skadi

Source:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by :Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.