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Why The Cock Crows
Isn’t it a wonder that the Cock always crows early
in the morning?
A long time ago, the Cock was a soldier, a servant
of the God of War. One night, he was ordered to
sleep early because the God of War had an important
journey to make in the morning. The soldier was to
wake up the God of War early.
The lazy soldier fell into a deep sleep and when he
woke up, the sun was already high up. The God of
War was very mad at him.
Thus, He changed the soldier into a creature
whose only work is to crow early in the morning to
wake up the world.
Erlinda Kintanar-Alburo, Cebuano Folktales 1, University of San Carlos 1977