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Jaka Tarub and Nawang Wulan

Jaka Tarub and Nawang Wulan

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Published by Adien Gunarta
An Indonesian folklore
An Indonesian folklore

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Published by: Adien Gunarta on Dec 26, 2009
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 Jaka Tarub and Nawang Wulan
By: Adien Gunarta
Long time ago, there was a boy named Kidang Telangkas ina village in Old Java Civilization. Kidang’s mother namedNyai Randa Tarub. When he grew up, he changed his nameto Jaka Tarub. Jaka was a handsome, strong and clever boy. Jaka was like to hunt nearby forest. He was like to hunt bird,deer and wild pig.One day, Jaka wanted to hunt nearby forest as usual.Suddenly, he heard a beauty bird. He hunted the bird but thebird escaped in to forest. Jaka Tarub catches up the bird untilhe entered the forest. In the betwixt of forest, Jaka did not
see the bird again. He felt thirst then he saw a little lake. Hecame to the lake, but he saw beautiful girls were takingbath. They were from heaven and they were not an ordinaryhuman. They were part of family who live in heaven. He wasvery confused. How can there were a woman in the forest.He wanted to meet one of them. Then, he theft one of theirselendang
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then hide that. He waited until themalready taking bath. After they had finished their bath, theyused they cloth and selengdang. One of them namedNawang Wulan the youngest sister could not find hers. Shewas very confused. Without the selandang, she could not flyback to heaven. His sisters flow first to heaven.I’m sorry sis! We cannot help you. We have to go toheaven. We will wait for you there,” said her NawangWulan’s sister“Okay, no problem. If I could found my selendang, I will beback,” said Nawang WulanAfter that, Nawang Wulan’s sisters fly up into sky with therainbow until the heaven. Knowing that, Jaka showed his self to Nawang Wulan.“What do you want from me?” said Wulan with little scared“No, I just wanted to help you. You look very confused,” said Jaka“Yes, I lost my selendang,” said Wulan“I will help you but in one conditions” said Jaka“Yes, what?” ask WulanYou must marries me first, then I will give you yourselendang” said Jaka“Okay, we deal!” said WulanAfter that, Jaka marries Wulan with a little wedding. Yearslater, Nawang Wulan felt she was very long living on earth.When Jaka Tarub went for hunting, Wulan had found herselendang. She flow up to heaven but she was not approveas a family of Heaven again. Family of Heaven deemsNawang Wulan was a human not a family of Heaven again.Family of Heaven commands Nawang Wulan to live on the

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