of Pagai Island
Told that at in the past of period, North Pagai and South Pagai is only one Island. At middle the island stands a hillock that is grown by vast forest which eerie and cause one to be horrified for local resident. In the vast forest live a black eagle that is very vicious, more wild and cause to fear.
||The eagle was called Manyang, and live above a colossal tree
that grows at the hillock. According to Mentawai's believe, the bird make disaster for Pagai's Island
society. Everyday the eagle fly from village to village looking for baby to become it victim. It brought
fly it and eat in the hill lone summit where it make a nest.
The interference is very dangerous and make troubles a lot of resident, because can be threaten for resident development and continuous of descendant.
In the beginning, the residents doesn't know that losing their babies caused Manyang. The mother be in mourn and feel sad over her children's loss of suddenly. The incident becomes lip and be mysterious.
Men starting hold the discussion, seek the mind how overcome the situation that is extremely critical. They agree to looking for the babies thief. Everyday they enter and exit to the jungle ready with bow and child of arrow. However, their effort which had for weeks doesn't obtain the result. Their heart becomes scared, worried, disappointed and nearly lose hope. But on a day, they find base road which is able to send them to the hillock summit. There, they find child's skin and bones who is scattered below a colossal tree. They know, that above the big tree make a nest the eagle, Mayang, who victimized their children so far.
That tree must be chopped, so the fucking eagle doesn't more make a nest there and should go from Pagai. Chopping effort starting being carried out. The right time is on the night. First night, their work is very disappointed. The tree is very hard and tough. In the following night, they do it again. But, it's strangely and amazed, because obviously division that was hack, the following day returns such as again condition. The colossal tree return intact like have a magic and immunity. However, this condition doesn't weaken their spirit, also make their heart become stronger to chop that tree. They were resolve heart to felled that only one night. Cause that, their work must more intensive and continuous unceasingly and feel tired.
After they work hard the whole night, succeed their effort. In the morning, when dawn, the colossal tree were toppled. The tree fall down crosses to west and divides Pagai 's Island becomes two divisions. The tree is very big and weight, so that land was rent and sea water rises to irrigate the continent.
Happened a strait which divide Pagai's Island, North Pagai and South Pagai's Island. Hill where the colossal tree grows become a small island in front of strait at east. The hillock is known as Bakat Minuang and strait call with Sikakap's Straits.
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