Sahmeran

Rumour has it that in Tarsus region, there were creatures living underground called Maran whose heads like a human and the lower half of the bodies like a snake. Although they were living secretly from people, there were some who had knowledge about medicine and helped people for good...

  • 14.11.2016
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The queen of Marans was a respectable creature among its community. One day, a young boy Cemsab took a walk with his friends looking for honey. He found greatest quality of honey deep down in a cave and took it out for his friends. Suddenly, his friends left him in the cave by taking honey and ran away. Cemsab was looking around as moving into uncharted waters, he saw a light in a tunnel. He dug with the aid of his knife and saw the most beautiful garden he had ever seen. Entering the garden with despair and curiosity, Cemsab met Sahmeran. In time, he learned medicine from Sahmeran and gained her confidence. One day, he realized that he had missed his family and decided to go back where he used to live. Sahmeran cautioned Cemsab against telling the place of Marans to anyone there.

 

As time passes, Cemsab kept Sahmeran’s secret. One day, the Sultan of the region contracted a serious disease. None of doctors could help him feeling well. Sultan’s assistant ‘Vezir’ believed that Sahmeran could help the Sultan recovering from his illness and interrogated everyone in town.

People’s skin, after seeing Sahmeran, becomes thick and shiny. Vezir invited all citizens to Hamam where everyone takes a bath in a common area in order to observe their skins. That was how Cemsab had to tell where Sahmeran lives. When Vezir took Sahmeran prisoner, Sahmeran understood that it was not Cemsab’s fault but he forced to tell her secret. She told him “Let Vezir drink water that I am boiled and let the Sultan taste my meat.” When Cemsab fed the Sultan with her meat, the Sultan has become healed. When he led Vezir drank water that Sahmeran was boiled, mean-spirited Vezir died. Rumor has it, none of Marans knows the fact that Sahmeran died. when they will ever learn, they are going to come from underground to take the revenge of killing Sahmeran.

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