A beneficent deity of the Hmong, associated with fertility and reproduction. He was present at the creation of mankind and supplied them with the first seeds. He also caused the first hen to lay eggs. After the great floods receded from the earth, he told the surviving brother and sister to carve up the shapeless flesh of their incestuous child, and from these pieces of flesh grew the twelve original Hmong clans.

Saub lives somewhere in the outer regions of the Otherworld and although he has distanced himself somewhat from the affairs of mankind he can still be appealed to in times of need.



  • Cooper, R., ed. (1998). The Hmong. Singapore: Times Editions Pte Ltd.