Thursday, 23 February 2012

Nabau, the snake in the legend...

it may be the snake in the dayak legend in Sarawak, called Nabau by the local. the stories goes like this..
The snake was found by workers who clearing the forest for a new road. Apparently, they woke up the sleeping snakes during attempts to bulldoze a huge mound of earth. On the third dig, the operator found there was blood amongst the soil, and with a further dig, a dying snake was appeared. At the same time, another gold colored giant boa appeared with its mouth wide open. The driver was paralysed with fear, while the other workers ran for their lives. By the time the workers came back, the wounded boa had died, while the other snake had disappeared.
it be said that the snake was almost 55 feet! this snake has no problem to hunt human for food.. hehe..
back to Nabau story, according to Iban legend, Nabau is a giant snake comparable to the size of a drum and is more than 100 feet in length. Nabau, a python-type of snake, a much bigger in size and much longer in length. Among the Iban folk tales, super Nabau is like a “petara” (god) which has super natural powers. Seeing it alone will bring luck to the man. Its scales used by Iban as “pangkor” which give super strength.
so there goes the legend..


  1. i thought this story has been sometimes, how it relates to personal to you in your tag?

  2. nahh.. actually i don't have idea i should put it at which tag.. :P