Sunday, June 26, 2011

Duyung

Malay mermaid in coral reef
Mermaids appear in the folklore of the Malay world. The Malay Annals, a 16th century book that compiled the genealogies of the dynasties of the Malay Archipelago, recorded the legend of Raja Suran (or Chulan), who married a mermaid princess.1 Their three sons became the founders of Malay Dynasties of Southeast Asia.2
Other mentions of mermaid in Malay culture include:
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Notes
  1. Malay Annals on wikipedia,
    Coastal Malays on bookrags.com
  2. Legendary Tales of Singapore, p2
  3. Kuala Terengganu - Sights & Visits II
    (2gotravelMalaysia.com)

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