Queen of Forest
QUEEN OF FOREST
The Queen of Forest is one of the Four Palaces of Saints - a branch of Vietnamese Christianity (Đạo Mẫu). She is worshipped in many temples and monuments in the North of Vietnam and praised in a famous folk song with her name.
She often wears a green shirt with a special flower-shaped head towel. The Queen, singing and dancing, blesses everyone health, peace and repel wars.
“Worshipping Christianity (Đạo Mẫu) of the Vietnamese” is one of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Sites.
In a tranquil, harmonious forest, free of diseases, the vibrant display of blooming flowers covered the ground; animals sing and dance under the beautiful weather.
The new year has arrived. A radiant butterfly appears, carefree flying along, wishing everyone a year full of happiness and health.
“Such a fine and beautiful day! I have to go play with my friends.” - A joyous turtle blissfully moving to the music beats.
“Not dancing under this gorgeous weather would be such a waste!” - Traditional music arose, setting the scene for a delighted unicorn to play with his orb.
That is no a rainbow in the sky, it is the almighty dazzling Asian dragon twirling among other beasts in celebration of peace with charming folk music.
Alongside this preeminent dragon is the elegant phoenix - gracefully dancing, hoping a better, greater year.
And accompanying the animals is the Forest Queen.
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