Gintong Aral

Why Roosters Have Crowns

Long ago, before rooster were
know to crow, Batalla was a great kingdom
nestled on a hill between two huge
and majestic mountains somewhere in the
North. thick mists covered the hilltop early
in the morning and in the evening. Thus,
Batalla was a cold mountain fortress. The
people's eating habits increased which,
they claim, was due to the cold weather.
So they gained weight and became increasingly
sleepy. This affected the health of the

Learning of Batalla's growing health
predicament, a rival kingdom from the
plains below planned on an attack at all-out
attack at dawn.

The King of Battalla asked
everybody's help to save the kingdom;
the soldiers, men and women, and even
the children and animals. Haphazard
preparations were done to defend the
kingdom. Most of them found their physical
unfitness the main concern-in fact,
it was the number one hindrance to
counter the impending attack. It was too
late to limber up and train for battle.

Hence, at dawn when the enemies
were about to start the attack, everybody
in the kingdom was fast asleep. It was a
very cold night and everybody in Batalla,
including the King himself, had a heavy
supper the night before.

The enemies were in position to deal the
first fatal blow on the kingdom when
suddenly, for some reason, all the roosters
in Batalla crowed loudly and simultaneously,
waking up everybody in Batalla. Not only that,
but the enemies were shocked and dumbstruck
at what was going on. The enemies thought the
crowing came from the people. In panic, the
enemies imagined that ambush teams were hiding
in the dark, and the crowing was a signal for
the ambush. The attack was unsuccessful and
the enemies ran away like mad chickens
scampering for safety. In gratitude,
the King put a crown on every rooster's head.