This is our translation of a legend from the Jambi Province.

Legendary Origin of the Batin V (5)

A young Batin woman and her baby.

A young Batin woman and her baby.

The below legend is one version of the Batin V people. Other legends of the Batin V’s origin can be accessed by clicking the following three links:

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Puyang Depati and His

Beautiful Daughter

For a long time the citizens in the Village of Koto Rayo lived peaceful and tranquil lives, with Puyang Depati being their leader. It is said that Puyang Depati had a very beautiful daughter, and one which many kings and princes wished to marry. One very powerful and renowned king of that age was the famous Tun Talanai. This king presented a proposal to marry this young woman, but neither he nor any other suitor pleased Puyang Depati and his daughter.

An elderly Batin woman.

An elderly Batin woman.

Due to the fact that Puyang Depati felt it wasn’t safe for him to keep his daughter in the Village of Koto Rayo, he and all the village leaders agreed to move to a new and safer location to start a new village. To prevent them from being pursued and hunted down, the entire Village of Koto was destroyed and all traces of it ever having been was removed from eyesight. The new village to which they started is the current Village of Tanjung Muaro Semayo.

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