Lan-yein and A-mong

Lan-yein and A-mong In Burmese mythology, a brother and sister who possessed a magic drum. The two were happy for a while until one day Lan-yein, beating the magic drum, got a porcupine and served it for dinner. A-mong was wounded by the quills and believed her brother had intended to kill her. In revenge she destroyed the magic drum. She left for a village, where she married one of the local men. Lan-yein traveled to China, where he became “very powerful and very famous, and in the course of time was chosen Udibwa, or emperor of China.”


Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow
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