Chang-hko

Burmese - In Kachin lore, a woman who survived the flood. Sister of Pawpaw Nan-chaung. She (and in some versions her brother) survived the flood, throwing a cockerel and a needle out of their boat each day until, on the ninth day, the cock crowed and the needle was heard striking bottom, showing that the waters were receding. They were taken in by some rats living in a cave, and later Chang-hko bore a child to one of them. A female rat cut the child into pieces and scattered them at the junction of nine roads. The distraught mother ran to the junction and men sprang up from all the roads, men who repopulated the world. In some accounts, known as Chang-hko.

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