Dao Look Kai - "The Seven Chicks" (Thailand)1

This sad story tells of a hen and her seven chicks who belonged to a poor couple. The couple wanted to offer food to a passing monk (as per the tradition) in return for good blessings, but had nothing more to offer than their hen. So the hen says goodbye to her chicks, having overheard the couple's decision. But the chicks are so distraught that the next morning, when their mother is roasted by the couple as the offering to the monk, they throw themselves into the fire to be with the hen. And so the seven stars represent these sevem chicks, having been reborn in the night sky.

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