Lake Toba Folklore
kidney-support.org – In the Sumatra region there lived a farmer who was very diligent in working. He lived alone. Every day he works working on lading and fishing without tiring. This is done to meet their daily needs.
One day the farmer went to the river near his residence, he intended to find fish for his side dishes today. Armed only with a hook, bait and place of fish, he went straight to the river. Once when he got in the river, the farmer immediately threw the hook. While waiting for the hook to be eaten by the fish, the farmer prayed, “Oh, God, I hope I get a lot of fish today”. A few moments after praying, the hook he threw earlier seemed to shake. He immediately pulled the hook. The farmer was very happy, because the fish he got was very big and very beautiful.
After a while watching the fish caught, the farmer was very surprised. It turned out that the fish he caught could talk. “Please don’t eat it, sir !! Let me live “, the fish shouted. Without a lot of Tanya, the catch fish was immediately returned to the water again. After returning the fish to the water, the farmer was even more surprised, because suddenly the fish turned into a very beautiful woman.
“Don’t be afraid, sir, I won’t hurt you,” said the fish. “Who are you? Aren’t you a fish ?, asked the farmer. “I am a cursed princess, for violating royal rules,” answered the woman. “Thank you for freeing me from that curse, and in return I am willing to make you a wife,” said the woman. The farmer agreed. So be them husband and wife. However, there is one promise that has been agreed upon, namely that they should not tell the Princess about the origin of a fish. If the promise is broken there will be a terrible disaster.
After a while they got married, finally the happiness of the farmer and his wife increased, because the farmer’s wife gave birth to a baby boy. Their child grew up to be a very handsome and strong child, but there was a habit that surprised everyone. The child always feels hungry, and never feels full. All food rations devoured without leftovers.
Until one day, the farmer’s son got an assignment from his mother to deliver food and drinks to the rice fields where his father was working. But the task is not fulfilled. All the food that was supposed to be for his father was eaten up, and after that he slept in a hut. The peasant is waiting for his son to come, holding his thirst and hunger. Because he could not stand hunger, he immediately went home. On the way home, the farmer saw his son sleeping in a hut. The farmer immediately woke him up. “Hey, wake up, the farmer shouted.
After his son woke up, the farmer immediately asked his food. “Where is the food for father?” Asked the farmer. “I’ve finished eating,” said the child. With a high note the farmer immediately scolded his son. “Children don’t know how to get lucky! I don’t know myself! You little fish, “said the farmer, unknowingly saying his wife’s taboo.
After the farmer uttered these words, his son and wife instantly disappeared without trace and trace. From the footprints on his feet, water suddenly bursts out with torrential water. Water overflowed so high and wide that it formed a lake. And finally formed a lake. The lake was finally known as Lake Toba.