Pegu Medaw (ပဲခူးမယ်တော်)
Name of a
whom previously was a female
who is said to have raised a prince who got lost in the wilderness. Later, the
prince was found by some soldiers and returned to the palace, wherein the
buffalo followed them and rammed through the palace gates to get to her
stepchild. As a consequence, she was killed by the guards and
became a nat.
According to another version of this legend, Nankarine nursed
two princes, namely the brothers Thamala and Wimala, the accepted founders of
Kingdom, i.e. the later
she is depicted as a lady wearing a headdress fashioned as a buffalo head,
sometimes two on top of each other.
She is a Her name is pronounced
Medo and she
is also referred to as
the buffalo nat,
Nankarine Medaw (fig.),
Buffalo Mother, Lady Buffalo, and Lady Buffalo of
See also LIST OF BURMESE NATS.