Centuries ago, the lovely queen consort Nang Noppamas found that her lover and his court were becoming infected by undercurrents of jealousy, negativity, and warmongering. She had no way of knowing that Circe the Deceiver was twisting her claws into their thoughts, hearts and souls, but she still knew that something had to be done to cleanse her kingdom before it was too late. She created a krathong, a tiny, beautiful basket made from a lily pad and decorated with flowers. She filled it with all of her negative thoughts, her grudges, her anger, then lit a candle to venerate the gods and released the krathong into the river to carry the troubles of her people away. She urged everyone on the city to do the same, and the massive outpouring of love, forgiveness, and renewal made Circe so disgusted she actually fled to find a populace more interested in chaos and death.