Bà Ngu'

A dolphin goddess of Annam. She rescues sailors and carries to safety on her back. Dolphins are thus regarded as bringers of good luck. If a dead dolphin is discovered, it is retrieved from the river and buried on land. After a period of three months and ten days, the remains are taken from the burial site and placed in a tomb, an act that ensures the prosperity of the village.



  • Leach, Maria, ed. (1984). Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend. New York: HarperCollins.