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Folklore from Bali A long time ago, there was a small village in Bali. The villagers were farmers they were very happy. Gods gave them fertile land. They always had great harvest. There were no poor family in that village. One day, a young man came to the village. He came from a very far place. He went to the richest farmer in the village. The richest farmer's name was Jero Pasek. "My name is I Tundung. I came here to work, Sir. I promise I will work hard." "Hmm...Okay, I will let you work in my rice field. But remember, I will ask you to leave if you are lazy." said Jero Pasek. I Tudung was very happy. He did not want to disappoint Jero pasek, his master. He worked diligently. Jero Pasek was very grateful. The harvest was much better. Besides cultivating, I Tundung also look care of the animals, such as chickens, ducks, goats and cows. The number of the animals also increased. Jero Pasek become richer. Jero pasek planned to ask I Tundung to cultivate his field in Kangin Hill. Unlike the land in the village, the land in Kangin Hill was not fertile. However, I Tundung accepted it very happy. He felt that Jero Pasek had already trusted him. He wanted to repay his trust by giving him great harvest. The land in the hill was arid. It was very dry. However, I Tundung was never gave up. There was a small spring. I Tundung made irrigation. He used the water in the spring and flew it through the irrigation. It worked! The land was not dry anymore. The plants grew very well. And again they had great harvest. Now the whole hills are green, thanks to I Tundung.
Unfortunately, their happiness did not last long. A thief stole the harvest and the animals. Sadly, I Tundung was never able to catch the thief. The harvest and the animals kept on missing, Jero Pasek was angry. "I'm very disappointed in you. I have lost a lot of harvest and animals!" I Tundung was sad. He went to a temple to pray. While he was meditating, he heard a voice. "I know your promlem and I can help you." "Thank you. I'm willing to do anything as long as I can protect my master's harvest and animals." said I Tundung. "I will change you into a big black snake. You will live in the hill and you can protect the harvest and the animals." I Tundung agreed. he did not want to make his master disappointed and angry at him. Slowly, he changed into a big black snake. Meanwhile, Joko Pasek was looking for I Tundung. And when he arrived at his field, he saw abig black snake. He was so surprised when the snake was able to talk! "Don't be afraid, Sir. It's me, I Tundung. From now on, I will always protect your harvest and your animals." Jero Pasek was very sad. He never meant to ask I Tundung to do anything. But it was to late.*** 0 comments
Folklore from Bali
Once upon a time in Bali, a man and his wife were praying. They have been married for a long time but did not have any children. They asked God to give them a child. They prayed and prayed. God finally answered their pray. The wife, then, got pregnant and they had a baby boy. They were very happy. The baby was extraordinary. He was very much different from other babies. He ate and drank a lot. Day after day he ate more and more. His body was getting bigger and bigger. And by the time he was a teenager, his body was as big as a buffalo. People then started to call him Kebo Iwa. Because of his eating habit, Kebo Iwa’s parents spent a lot of money to buy his food in large amount. They finally went bankrupt. They gave up and asked the villagers to help them provide the food. The villagers then worked together to cook and build a big house for Kebo Iwa. He was like a giant. He could not stay in his parents’ house anymore because of his big body. Sadly, after a few months, the villagers also could not afford to cook him the food. They then asked Kebo Iwa to cook his own food. The villagers just prepared the raw materials. Kebo Iwa agreed and as an expression of his gratitude to the villagers, he built a dam, dug wells, and he also protected the villagers from animals and people who wanted to attack their village. He did those things by himself. Meanwhile, the troops of Majapahit were planning to attack Bali. They knew about Kebo Iwa. And they also knew that they could not conquer Bali with Kebo Iwa there. Kebo Iwa was more powerful than they were. Gajah Mada, the Maha Patih (Chief Minister) of Majapahit then planned something. They were pretending to invite Kebo Iwa to Majapahit to help them dig some wells. They said that Majapahit was suffering from a long dry season and needed much water. Kebo Iwa did not know the plan, so he went to Majapahit. When Kebo Iwa was busy digging a very big well, the troops covered the well. Kebo Iwa had difficulty in breathing and buried alive. He died inside the well. After the death of Kebo Iwa, Bali was conquered by Majapahit. Until now, people still remember Kebo Iwa because he had done a lot for Majapahit and Bali. The stone head of legendary Kebo Iwa can be found in Pura Gaduh temple in Blahbatuh. *** 1 comments
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water flowed. The dragon knew him. Manik Angkeran rang the bell. He heard that his father got the jewelries from the dragon living in Agung Mountain. Then Sidi Mantra used a stick to make a big line between them on the ground. lived a very rich family in Bali. jewelries came out from the dragon's body. He made me poor. . There lived a mighty dragon with his great supernatural power. I want to give him some. Manik Angkeran lived again. Sidi Mantra was very sad. The dragon knew his plan and with his great power he killed Manik Angkeran. The dragon agreed but they had to live in different places. After few moments. "I will give you anything you want but you have to promise to stop gambling. This time Sidi Mantra wanted Manik Angkeran really to stop gambling. From the line. The father was Sidi Mantra. The son then promised. So he stole his father's bell then went there. I have a problem. He could provide jewelries to those who could say the right prayers and ring the bell. his parents soon became poor. Sidi Mantra had the bell and he also knew the prayers. Manik Angkeran was a spoiled son. Sidi Mantra then went to Agung Mountain. Sidi Mantra then said the prayers and rang the bell. He lived happily with his wife and his only child Manik Angkeran. Suddenly he had a bad idea. After arrived in Agung Mountain. The parents then did not have the heart to see him begging. He was very famous for his supernatural power. But soon he broke the promise and he did not have some money again. Suddenly.A long time ago. Because of his bad habit. He also had a bad habit. Instead he kept on begging to his parents to give him a lot of money. Manik Angkeran was very happy. but now I want him to promise to stop his bad behavior." explained Sidi Mantra after he met the dragon. My son likes to gamble. Soon it became a river. He was very happy and immediately brought the jewelries home. He liked to gamble. They always advised Manik Angkeran to stop his bad habit. "My name is Sidi Mantra. He wanted to kill the dragon and stole all his jewelries. but he never listened to them. Remember the karma!" then the dragon gave him the jewelries. He asked the dragon to bring his son back to life. And now he asks a lot of money.
No wonder people call you Bujang Katak. So the other daughters talked bad things about him.Finally it became a strait. later on she was grateful to god. Bujang means a young man and Katak means a frog. “You are very poor. *** Bujang Katak Folklore from Bangka Belitung There was an old woman. please give me a son. “I really appreciate your courage young man. Surprisingly the baby looked like a frog. prayed the old woman. He wanted to get married. Later Bujang Katak was adult. He wanted to marry one of the king’s seven daughters’! He told his plan to his mother. He was very strong and obedient to his mother. And later they arrived at the palace. I will ask my seven daughters to give their opinions and decisions”. People called him Bujang Katak. However. “God. God answered her pray. You really look like a frog. At first. She was the most beautiful and kindest daughter. Later the baby was born. But I can not make any decision. Finally the youngest daughter had her turn to talk. One by one all the seven daughters talked. She was sad. The first daughter didn’t say good things about Bujang Katak. She raised her son with great love. People then named the strait as Bali Strait. It separated Java and Bali. She hoped her son could help her work in the rice field. She knew that the king would reject his married proposal. She didn’t say bad things about him. I don’t want to have a poor husband”. The second daughter also said bad things to him. “You are so ugly. I really want to have a son although he looks like a frog”. She was getting older and getting weaker. Father” said the youngest daughter to the king. His head and his skin were like frog’s head and skin. The baby grew as a kind man. She was pregnant. . She was a poor farmer. I don’t want to have a husband who looks like a frog”. However he did not want to marry the girl in his village. She insulted him. She lived alone in her hut. But she did not want to see her son sad. said the first daughter. She did not have husband but she prayed to god to give her a son. She accepted Bujang Katak’s married proposal! “I will marry him. said the king. Bujang Katak told the king about the married proposal. the old woman was sad.
They had a lot of gold. He became a very handsome man. “Don’t worry. One night. They were even more jealous when the king asked Bujang Katak to be the new king. He wanted to cancel the married.Everybody was surprised. Mother. His frog’s skin removed from his body. All her sisters were jealous. Amazingly the skin changed into gold. amazing things happened. said Bujang Katak. His head also changed. I will pray to God to help me”.*** 0 comments Kelingking Folklore from Bangka Belitung . “How can you build a golden bridge. Slowly they built a bridge using the gold. Bujang Katak and his mother went home. All the elders’ sisters were laughing at her. The king was shocked! He never thought that one of his daughters would marry Bujang Katak. The youngest daughter was very happy. His mother was very sad and confused. said the king. So he asked Bujang Katak to do something very difficult. Her husband was very handsome and also very rich. His mother burned the removed skin. “I will let you marry my daughter but you have to build a golden bridge from your house to this palace”. Finally the bridge was built from they house to the king’s palace. He had a lot of gold. Son?” she asked Bujang Katak. Then Bujang Katak prayed days and nights.
Kelingking means little finger. Kelingking ate like adults. Kelingking and his father went to the jungle. He was so small. Though he was so small. I want to put Kelingking in the jungle. They really wanted to have a child. Well. Let him live there. “You prayed to God to give us a child. although he is as big as a little finger right? Be thankful to God. He ate much food. However they were surprised when they saw the baby.A long time ago in Bangka Belitung lived a husband and a wife. And that made his parents really worried. Their dream came true! The wife was pregnant.” said the father. I will name him Kelingking. please give us a child. “God. When they arrived.” prayed the husband. I think he can survive. They were poor and sometimes they could not eat because they had to give their food to Kelingking. the father asked Kelingking to cut down a very big tree. He was as big as a little finger. In the morning. Time passed by and Kelingking did not grow much. Days and nights they prayed to God. We have to be grateful. His body was still physically small compared to other kids. even though he is only as big as a little finger. They were poor and they did not have any children yet. “I cannot hold it anymore. “You are right. . Let’s love him.” said the husband. How will you name him then?” asked the wife.
his father silently went home. It was true that Kelingking’s body was small and he ate much food. when the father was sleeping . The stone was as big as their house! “I want you to bring that big stone to our house. lived a hunter. The father thought that Kelingking could not cut down the big tree.” Kelingking was an obedient kid. Kelingking then went inside the house. *** 1 comments Umpit and the Wild Hogs Folklore from Bangka Belitung A long time ago in Bangka. The father was surprised. And he brought the big tree also! “Father.When Kelingking was busy cutting down the tree. the father immediately ran home. “Father. they could get a job and had a lot of money. “Kelingking. let’s go to the mountain. But he was a nice kid and he had great power. Since then they always worked together. As always he ate all the food and that made his father got angry. He then had another idea. I need a big stone from there. where do you want me to put this big tree?” asked Kelingking. When Kelingking was trying to bring the stone. With that power. He followed his father to go to the mountain. His name was Umpit. But he was wrong! In the morning Kelingking suddenly showed up in front of the house. Where do you want me to put this big stone?” This time Kelingking’s father realized his mistake. When they arrived. At night. He asked Kelingking to put the tree in the backyard. suddenly he heard Kelingking’s voice. I’m home.” asked the father. his father pointed a big stone. The father was sure that Kelingking would be lost in the jungle. The father then apologized to Kelingking. .
He agreed to help if only Pak Raje donated some of his money. The woman then gave Umpit a present. the hog disappeared. Nobody liked him. He asked Umpit how he became rich. Then he heard a voice. I’m looking for a wounded hog. While he was waiting. After he knew all about it. *** 0 comments Putri Pinang Gading Folklore from Bangka Belitung . he borrowed Umpit’s blowpipe. Pak Raje said yes and he also promised he would be helpful to the villagers. He ran very fast. Her leg was bleeding. He went to Umpit’s house. Finally the blood trail stopped in a big cave. Umpit sold the jewelries and now he became a rich man. Pak Raje was asked to cure the girl. At home. She was wounded. “She was not a real hog. He then took some leaves. He knew some medication because his parents taught him before. and he shot a wild hog. However he found blood shed on the ground.” Umpit was so scared. He followed the blood trail. “Who are you?” “My name is Umpit. and that made the woman angry. Umpit agreed.” said the woman. it’s you! You are the man who hurt my daughter!” Slowly a woman appeared in front of him. He waited at his plantation. the girl was cured. But he could not do that. suddenly seven wild hogs entered the plantation. but you have to cure my daughter. Umpit often hunted the wild hogs. Slowly he entered the cave. Umpit immediately opened the present. whoosssh! One of the hogs was shot. Amazingly. Pak Raje heard that Umpit had become a rich man. “Come. I shot it using my blowpipe. At night he was prepared and waited at the Pak Raje’s plantation. She asked all the wild hogs to attack Pak Raje. Then. follow me. One day he asked Umpit to hunt the wild hogs. Pak Raje ran very fast. gold and diamond.” “So. Umpit prepared his blowpipe. She then pointed a girl. It went to the jungle. Pak Raje was the richest man in the village. Wow! He got jewelries. the villagers gave him some money. We are the goddess of the jungle. Umpit could not find the hog anywhere. The villagers liked him very much. He did not like to donate his money. He was very stingy. He did not know that it was not the real hog. Those animals often destroyed the villagers’ plantation. Umpit immediately went home. He put the leaves on the wound.He was called Umpit because he always went hunting using his blowpipe. After Umpit killed the wild hogs. I will forgive you. He followed the blood trail and arrived at the cave. He asked Umpit to help him from the wild hogs. He met the woman and the injured girl. After a while.
On the ground where the giant bird fell. Then he continued walking. Later the villagers named the area as Membalong. Nobody dared to kill the giant bird. They named the baby girl Putri Pinang Gading. His only child. take this arrow with you. He then threw the bamboo to the sea. They also taught her how to protect herself from wild animals. they did not spoil her. I think this is the same bamboo I threw awhile ago. They thanked Putri Pinang Gading for her great action. How can it be here again? Pak Inda was confused. Putri Pinang Gading then prepared her arrow. The husbands name was Pak Inda and the wife’s name was Bu Tumina. The husband was a fisherman. We love you very much and we don’t want anything bad happen to you. It means poisonous bamboos. Wooosshhh! The arrow hit the bird’s heart! The bird fell on the ground and died instantly. They lived alone in their house. However he was not happy. Pak Inda always went fishing in the morning. That was why Putri Pinang Gading grew as a great girl.A long time ago in Belitung. She aimed at the bird’s heart. the giant bird was flying right above her. they heard a baby crying. They put the box in their bed room. Pak Inda and Bu Tumina looked everywhere to find the baby. he stumbled on a stick of bamboo. “Why are there a lot of bamboos here?” asked Pak Inda to himself. The bamboos were poisonous. he looked at the bamboo carefully. Bu Tumina suggested him to put the bamboo in a box. Pak Inda and Bu Tumina were very happy. Putri Pinang Gading knew she had to do something. The bird was wild. She wanted to kill the bird. Putri Pinang Gading then went to the village. This is dangerous. The villagers were very happy. he stumbled on a bamboo. was not a good son. However the bamboo was gone. *** Panji Kelaras Folklore from Banten ONCE upon a time. Even though Putri Pinang Gading was their only child. In the morning. Finally they found a baby girl inside the box where they put the bamboo. Pak Inda and Bu Tumina took care of her with great love. the prince. there were a couple of husband and wife. Membalong is now a district in Bangka Belitung. Just aim it at the bird’s heart. Here. The bird tried to attack her. It hurt many people. He knew his daughter could do that. The arrow has poison and it can kill the bird. said Pak Inda. Before he did that. The prince had bad . Someone may get hurt with it. She was waiting for the bird. On the way there. Suddenly. They taught her to be independent. They asked her to be careful. he is very rich and had great power. bamboo plants grew. One day. Again. He threw the bamboo to the sea. They did not have any children. Amazingly the bamboo kept on coming back to him. a giant bird attacked their village. She was skillful with arrows. there was a king. Pak Inda told his wife about the bamboo. The villagers were scared. Be careful my daughter. said Pak Inda. At home. He wanted to throw the bamboo to the sea. He knew that this bamboo was different from other bamboos so he brought it home. And in one morning as always he went to the sea.
The king kept his promise. He led the kingdom wisely. He asked the prince to leave the palace and lived in the jungle. which soon grew as a cock.attitudes. Finally. died. "He is you son. Meanwhile. Panji Kelaras heard about the competition. The wife was sad. Every time the prince had cock fighting. She was an orphan. The girl agreed and later they got married. He also ignored his father's advice. Until one day. the kocks were fighting. Panji Kelaras father now was the king. the prince forbade her. And he was more surprised when he saw his wife hugged Panji Kelaras. He was not satisfied. He liked to do cock fighting. Panji Kelaras cock won the fighting. there lived a poor fisherman. However. The prince worked harder. the king secretly follow him. Panji Kelaras always played with his chick. He had never been to the jungle before. He immediately knock the door. His name was Dampu .*** 0 comments The Legend of Pinang Mountain Folklore from Banten ONCE upon a time in Banten. the king. While she was working. He asked his mother's permission to go the palace. then a beautiful girl opened the door. While she was sitting for the husband. So he left the palace and went to the jungle. The king's cock always won the fighting. Her parents just died and now she lived alone. It was a chicken egg. And when she delivered a baby son. He was very confused. She keep the egg. He did not know where to stay. the egg also hatched. the king. She was pregnant and she was alone in the jungle. He was jealous. he found a hut. " Who is he?" asked the king. Panji Kelaras became the king. and eagle flew above her. Many people brought their cocks and fought them with the king's cock. She let her son go to the palace because she wanted him to meet his father. He gave Panji Kelaras a bag of gold. When his wife asked to join him. When the prince was working in the field. he made a competition of cockfighting and the prize was a bag of gold. He apologized to his wife and to his son. The prince rushed to the palace. The eagle dropped an egg. the king did his bad behaviour again. the king could not hold it anymore. He was so happy. When Panji Kelaras arrived at the palace he immediately gave his cock to the soldiers. he heard that his father." said his wife. And when the king died. She gave him her blessing. And now there was no king in the palace. He asked her to marry him. When Panji Kelaras left the palace. The prince and his wife had a happy life. Soon. Later the king asked them to stay in the palace. The king was surprised when Panji Kelaras went to the hut he used to stay with his wife. They got happier when the wife was pregnant. While he was busy looking for a place to stay. He was so happy. He liked to do cockfighting and gambling. No cock should beat the king's cock. The king regretted his mistake. Where were you? I was waiting for you for long time but you never came back. She named her son Panji Kelaras. The prince fell in love with her. He wanted to give the best to his baby. The prince knew it was his punishment.
let him sail safely. He started to make a lot of money. He wanted to be a rich man.. Dampu and his wife arrived at the village. The ship slowly changed into a mountain. he met a very beautiful woman. Dampu wanted to work for him. He really wanted to be rich. The guards pushed Dampu's mother away. my mother was a rich woman and she already died. The merchant had a big ship. Dampu's mother tried to meet Dampu. his name was Raden Budog. he could become a rich man. She also heard that he was already married and had a big ship. She finally came closer to Dampu. He did not want to be a merchant.Awang. "Okay. Everyday she prayed to God. She was also dirty. Dampu did the assignment very well. When Dampu sailed in the sea. he only had a small boat.. Dampu always worked hard. your mother. great storm attacked his ship. The woman was standing in front him. He told him that he wanted to work for him. Slowly the merchant trusted him. If you want to be rich merchant like me. He had a dream. "Guards! Ask that old woman to go away. Meanwhile. Raden Budog tried to touch her. He already imagined that he would be a rich man.Dampu. Dampu realize his mistake but it was to late. a twig of the tree fell down and hit him. Dampu always worked hard. He asked Dampu to buy and sell the merchant's thing. He was tired of being a poor man. She hoped that Dampu would come home soon.. He would have a big ship and sail to many places. In his dream. He knew that Dampu could be a great merchant. By marrying the merchant daughter. It's me.. Dampu's mother heard that her son had become a rich man. I will let you join me. The ship was slowly sinking and it finally submerged." Sadly he ignored her. She prayed to God. Dampu was so ashamed of his mother. She is not my mother. Dampu heard that there was a rich merchant coming to his village. "If he is not my son." God again answered her prayer. Since he join the merchant's ship. Rain and thunder attacked the ship. People named it Pinang Mountain. Dampu met the merchant. you have to pay attention to what I'm doing. And he also did not have big net just like his friends. punish him." said the merchant. But you have to work hard. Suddenly. "Dampu. He lived with his mother. But if he is my son. She finally let him go. Many people greeted Dampu. They all praised him. Dampu Awang was extremely happy. He always sailed in the sea. She mentioned Dampu's name loudly. And that made him wake up from his . She was so sad. He bough and sold things in the places he visited. He was resting under a big tree and soon he fell asleep. That was why he could not catch a lot of fish and did not have much money. God answered her prayer. Dampu agreed. His mother could not do anything. He was old and wanted Dampu to marry his daughter.*** 0 comments The Legend of Tanjung Lesung Folklore from Banten THERE was a handsome traveler." said Dampu to his guards. The merchant was happy. Dampu Awang had made up his mind. She was old and her cloth was worn-out. However.
She also gave him a glass of coffee. I’m so sorry. And since the village is located in a cape. And suddenly. He was upset! Raden Budog could not forget that woman. “Who are you. All the girls were afraid and they all went home. One day Raden Budog wanted to pound the rice. He did not notice that all the villagers were looking at him. Days passed by and later Sri Poh Haci also fell in love with him. All of the villagers were farmers. Aha! He saw the girl he met in his dream. “Hey. Then they got married. young man. In the morning. He ran away to the jungle. Friday was a holy day for them. Raden Budog knocked the door. until one man yelled at him. He then tried to ﬁnd a way how he could stay in the village and got married with her. He had changed into a monkey! Raden Budog was so ashamed. And when he was busy making the sound. Nyi Siti agreed. They were busy pounding and the sound they made was like a harmony. except Friday. Later. He even had a tail. the villagers screamed. Sri Poh Haci woke him up. he wanted to meet her. Raden Budog was very happy. He also wanted to make the good sound. you can sleep in the terrace.” said Raden Budog. “My name is Nyi Siti and I live with my daughter. If you want to spend the night here. He was looking at all the girls one by one. Her name is Sri Poh Haci. And when the beautiful girl arrived home. An old woman opened the door.sleep. he was surprised! His body was full of hair. “Hey. The people called the mortar as lesung. And ﬁnally he arrived in a village. The girls pounded the rice everyday.*** 0 comments Nyi Banjarsari Nyi Banjarsari Folklore from Banten . He came closer to the girls. He traveled days and nights and never stopped to rest. May I spend the night in your house? I’m a traveler and I don’t have a place to stay. I don’t allow men to stay in my house.” said Nyi Siti. monkey! Stop it! It is Friday!” Raden Budog did not understand why the villagers called him monkey. And when he looked at his body. because it was time to pray to God. Since then people named the village as Lesung Village or Kampung Lesung. look! A monkey is pounding the rice!” Slowly the villagers came closer to Raden Budog. “My name is Raden Budog. Raden Budog was extremely happy. Raden Budog followed the beautiful girl. Raden Budog still worked in the rice ﬁeld and Sri Poh Haci also continued to pound the rice in the lesung. My husband passed away. and he forgot that pounding rice in the lesung was not allowed on Fridays. He was trying to ﬁnd an excuse to stay in the house.” asked the woman. Raden Budog enjoyed the sound. Some girls were pounding rice in a mortar. he told Nyi Siti that he would help her in the rice ﬁeld. people then named the village as Lesung Cape or Tanjung Lesung. However it was Friday.
" said Nyi Banjarsari. He then told his family about his dream. He wanted to buy some clothes for himself. Slowly. and his beloved daughter. Pak Bong and his friends then returned to their village. Pak Bong was one of the farmers. His wife did not agree at all. One night. He kept on asking the villagers to evacuate to the hill. She did not want to lose her lovely daughter. They could not prevent their daughter from jumping into the water. "If you want the water to dry up. Pak Bong was very sad. They were sad because their village was under water. the villagers named their village into Banjarsari. Pak Bong had a terrible dream. Pak Bong. The villagers were sorry they did not listen to Pak Bong and ignored his advice. I would jump into the water. heavy rain fell days and nights. He decided to tell all the villagers about his dream and asked them to evacuate on a hill not far from their village. The answer came in Pak Bong's dream. water dried up. Soon. Her parents loved her because she was very obedient. An old man came to him and said the rain would never stop. "That's OK. Show all posts Mah Bongsu and a Snake . They asked God how the water dried up from their village. Nyi Banjarsari. There would be a great flood. The villagers were happy.(*) Showing posts with label Batam. Then they prayed to God. his wife. Pak Bong and his friends went to the hill. Pak Bong did not give up. the village was drowned! Pak Bong and his friends could not do anything. remember?" Everybody was laughing at Pak Bong.IT was a rainy season. you have to sacrifice your daughter. and his daughter Nyi Banjarsari. She was a very beautiful girl. At first Pak Bong thought it was just a dream but he had the same dream in the following nights. To show their thankfulness and gratefulness to Nyi Banjarsari. Mother. "Ha ha ha? You are joking. Finally some villagers believed him. She has to jump into the water!" said the old man. Together with his wife. In the meantime. In his dream. Rain would water their rice field and soon they would harvest their rice. If this is the only way to save our village. It continued until water entered the houses. most of them were farmers. They built their houses and had their lives back. the same old man told him how to save their village. Her parents could not say anything. He was also very happy. How can we leave our rice field? We are going to have great harvest.
the wounded snake at Mah Bongsu’s house was finally healed. Mah Bongsu was happy. she brought the snake home.Folklore from Batam ONCE upon a time in Batam. *** Showing posts with label Bengkulu. she often hit Mah Bongsu and sometimes she did not gave enough food to Mah Bongsu. And she also died then. Since then people named the river where Mah Bongsu found her husband as Sungai Jodoh. Mak Piah asked her daughter. She wanted to sell it later. Show all posts . Secretly. It was bleeding. Mayang instantly died. To earn a living. She asked Mayang to find a wounded snake. the snake was able to bite her. Everyday she prayed to God. Meanwhile. Mah Bongsu and Mayang were at the same age. the snake turned into a handsome man. Mak Piah was a mean lady. And when Mayang finally found a wounded snake. “ Thank you. A witch cursed me into a snake . It means the river of soul mate. When Mah Bongsu was healing the wound. Amazingly the skin turned into gold. I want to propose you to be my wife. She saw Mah Bongsu was healing a snake. She wanted to run away. She could not do anything. Will you marry me?” asked the prince. lived an orphan named Mah Bongsu. Mayang. Mah Bongsu was washing the clothes in the river. Mak Piah was scared. Carefully. Later. to go to the river. she brought it home. she worked as a maid at a rich woman’s house. She was alone in this world and she did not have any other place to stay. And thanks to you I changed into a man now. Mah Bongsu felt sorry to the snake. She had a daughter named Mayang. Mak Piah was very jealous. She was richer than Mak Piah. However. Because you already helped me. Mah Bongsu was poor. Mah Bongsu sold all the gold and she became a rich girl. Amazingly. She did not work for Mak Piah anymore. a piece of the snake’s skin was removed. she went to Mah Bongsu’s house. the snake bit her and poisoned her. She was so curious. Suddenly she saw a big snake swimming towards her. Sadly. she saw the snake was wounded. Just right before she left the house. Mah Bongsu. Everyday the snake removed its skin and the skin always turned into gold. Mah Bongsu also helped all the poor people. Actually. She wanted to have a better life. Mah Bongsu collected all the gold and save it. She bought a big house and she brought the snake with her. her name was Mak Piah. she tried to run away. I’m a prince. Mah Bongsu was scared. She accepted the proposal and lived with the prince. She wanted to know how Mah Bongsu got the wealth. Mah Bongsu took it. She was a nice girl. Mah Bongsu was so happy. She always asked Mah Bongsu to work hard. She put the snake in her room and healed the wound. Mah Bongsu was helpless.
The Legend of Tes Lake
Folklore from Bengkulu
THERE was a man lived in Kutei Donok village, Bengkulu. People call him Pahit Lidah. He was named Pahit Lidah because he had magical power. Whatever he said would come true. That was why Pahit Lidah was always careful with his words. Pahit Lidah had a son. One day Pahit Lidah left his village. He wanted to open new rice field. He asked permission to the head of the village. The head of the village gave him the permission. Pahit Lidah went alone. His son still stayed at home. After walking for several hours, he finally found a good place for his new rice field. He brought his hoe and started using it. He dug the soil and threw it to the Air Ketahun River. He was working days and nighst and he never stopped to rest. He was very powerful. He kept on hoeing the soil and always threw it to the river. He had been working for two days and there was a lot of land covering the river. Slowly the soil blocked the water. The soil in the river made the water did not flow smoothly. The villagers were restless. They knew if Pahit Lidah kept on throwing the soil to the river, finally the river would totally blocked by the soil. They were afraid that the water would overflow and their village would be flooded. The villagers then reported this to the head of the village. After he knew the problem, the head of the village sent some villagers to meet Pahit Lidah. They had to persuade him to stop working and returned home. “If he still does not want to go home, tell him that his son is dead,” said the head of the villagers. Later the villagers left. They finally met Pahit Lidah. As planned, they tried to persuade him to stop working. However, Pahit Lidah ignored them. Then they told him that his son was dead. “Impossible. My son is fine. He is still alive,” said Pahit Lidah. They villagers gave up. They went home and reported to the head of the village. “I’m sorry, Sir. Pahit Lidah did not want to listen to us. Maybe if you tell him, he will listen to you. He really respects you,” said one villager. “Hmmm. Alright, I will go now,” said the head of the village. The head of the village then found Pahit Lidah still hoeing the soil. Later he persuaded Pahit Lidah. “Pahit Lidah, let’s go home now. Your son is dead,” said the head of the village. Pahit Lidah stopped working. He really respected the head of the village. Then he said, “Because you said that my son is dead, now I really believe that my son is dead,” said Pahit Lidah sadly. “So, why don’t you go home now?” “I will, Sir. I just need to hoe the soil a little more,” said Pahit Lidah. After that, the head of the village left him. Pahit Lidah just realized his mistake. Pahit Lidah was so sure that his son was not dead, then his son was indeed dead. He was so angry. However it was too late. He kept on hoeing and throwing the soil to the river.
And finally the land completely blocked the river and it made a new lake. People named the lake as Tes Lake.*** 0 comments
The legend of n'Daung Snake
Folklore from Bengkulu ONCE upon a time in Bengkulu, a widow lived with three daughters. They all were beautiful but they had different personalities. The oldest and the middle daughter were lazy but the youngest daughter was diligent. One day, their mother was terribly ill. She could be cured only by eating special leaves that cooked by magical fire. Unfortunately, the leaves and magical fire were on top of the mountain and were guarded by a snake. It was not just an ordinary snake. The snake had magical power. The name was n'Daung Snake. The oldest and the middle daughter did not want to go to the top of the mountain. "I will go there, Mother. I'll take the leaves and the magical fire for you," said the youngest daughter. Actually she was also very scared of the n'Daung Snake. Then, after several days climbing the mountain, she finally arrived at the n'Daung Snake's place. It was a cave. The special leaves and the magical fire were inside the cave. Suddenly, she heard some noises. The n'Daung Snake was coming! She was very terrified but she did not want to run. She wanted to talk about her problem to the Snake. In just a minute, the snake was already in front of her. "Who are you, young girl? What are you doing here?" asked the snake politely. She was surprised. Although the snake looked scary, he was very polite. Then, she asked the snake to give her the leaves and the magical fire. "You can take them, but you have to be my wife. Agree?" asked the snake. She did not think twice. She just wanted her mother to be cured soon. Then, the snake gave her the leaves and the torch burned with the magical fire. She directly went home. Later, the mother got cured. The youngest daughter knew that she had to keep her promise to n'Daung Snake. So, she left the house without saying goodbye. When she arrived at the cave, it was already in the evening. She went inside the cave but she could not find the snake. She met a handsome man instead. "Don't be afraid. My name is Prince Abdul Rahman Alamsjah. My uncle cursed me into a snake only during daylight. In the evening, I became a human. My uncle did not want me to be a king," explained the man. In the meantime, her mother and her older sisters were looking for her. They finally arrived at n'Daung Snake's cave. It was also already in the evening. They saw the youngest daughter was with a handsome man. After they knew who the man was, the older sisters were jealous. They burned the snakeskin. They hoped n'Daung Snake could not change back as a human. However, the result was the opposite. By burning the snakeskin, the spell was broken. Prince Abdul Rahman Alamsjah was free from the curse. He then asked his wife to go with him to the palace. He would be the next king and sent his uncle to the jail. The youngest daughter also asked her mother to stay with them in the palace. How about the older sisters? They were ashamed with their behaviours, so they stayed at the cave. ***
Folklore from Central Java
PAK Dungu and his wife lived in a village. His name is Dungu because people thought that he is stupid. People always made fun of him. One day, his wife asked Pak Dungu to sell their cow to the market. “Remember, don’t sell the cow less than 250 rupiahs,” said the wife to Pak Dungu. Unfortunately, Pak Busuk heard their conversation. He is a bad man and always tricks people. He immediately went to his friend’s house, Pak Cokel and Pak Colek. Together, they were planning to trick Pak Dungu. On the way to the market, Pak Dungu met Pak Busuk. “Where are you going, Pak Dungu?” asked Pak Busuk. “I want to go to the market. I want to sell my cow,” answered Pak Dungu. “A cow? Are you kidding? This is not a cow, this is a goat.” Pak Dungu was upset, and then continues walking. Later, he met Pak Cokel. He asked Pak Dungu the same question. “How much?” asked Pak Cokel. “Two hundred and fifty rupiahs.” “Wow, that is too expensive for a goat,” said Pak Cokel. Again Pak Dungu was upset. He thought Pak Cokel was crazy just like Pak Busuk. They thought his cow as a goat. He ignored Pak Cokel and continued walking, and then he met Pak Colek. Again, Pak Colek said that Pak Dungu did not have a cow but a goat. Pak Dungu was confused. Because Pak Dungu did not want to lose a lot of money, he then sold his ‘goat’ to Pak Colek. At home, his wife was angry. She asked Pak Dungu to find Pak Colek to get his cow back. Pak Dungu was very sad. He blamed himself for being stupid. He then prayed and then got an idea. He bought a small bell and told all the sellers to help him. Every time he ate or bought something at their places, Pak Dungu did not have to pay. All the sellers agree to help; they knew Pak Dungu was a kind man. “Hello friends, I want to treat you. Let’s eat,” said Pak Dungu to Pak Busuk, Pak Cokel, and Pak Colek. They all were eating and after they had finished, Pak Dungu rang the bell. When the seller heard the bell ring, he said, “Ok, you have already paid.” They then walked to another seller. After Pak Dungu rang the bell, the seller said Pak Dungu had already paid. Pak Busuk, Pak Cokel, and Pak Colek thought that Pak Dungu had a magic bell. So they asked Pak Dungu to sell it for them. Pak Dungu agreed but he said that the price was Rp250. They agreed and paid the money to Pak Dungu. After they had the bell, they went to a big restaurant. They ordered a lot of food. After they were full, they rang the bell and left. They restaurant owner was angry. He called the police and said that they were criminals. They ate and did not want to pay. The police then sent them to the jail! *** 0 comments
the princess. Finally. Suta and the princess become good friends. Suta likes to take a walk after doing his chores. It's my duty as your father's servant to help you. Batur means servant while raden means noble. They rest near the river. They even fall in love with each other.Baturaden A Folktale from Central Java Suta is a servant in a kingdom in Central Java." Since that day. "No needed for that princess. The snake hisses in pain and finally dies. So. In jail. Suta hurries to find the source of the scream. The place where Suta and the princess raise their family is called Baturraden. especially after her father throws Suta in jail for having the nerve to ask her to marry him. So he takes a big stick and hit the snake in its head. His duty is to look after the king's horses. You've saved my life. Above her. "Suta is just a servant while you are my daughter." says the princess. They succeed and they run far away. Baturaden is very interesting tourism spot. but he is worried about the princess. the princess makes a plan to break her lover out of jail. the princess tells Suta to go to her father and ask his permission to marry her. he hears a woman screaming. there's a giant snake about a strike. One day. Central Java. "Thank you. *** 0 comments Mouse Deer and Tiger Folklore from Central Java . when Suta is walking near a lake. He sees the king's daughter screaming. It's located at the foothill of Mount Slamet in Purwokerto. Suta was afraid. It is unacceptable for you to marry a servant. So. Hearing that. Nowadays." The princess is sad to hear her father's answer. There they get married and start a family. The king is furious to hear about their plans. he arrives near a big tree. Suta is not given anything to eat or drink. Suta.
But the king will angry if he knows you eat me now. Phooey. and held his breath. He could not wait any longer to eat king's cake..." "Why? The king knows that I eat meat. then. tiger was wandering around for food. it's no cake! It's. the king won't be able to get me. It did not look delicious at all. He was thinking of a plan to escape from Tiger. It's very delicious. "I guard king's cake. He was really shocked. But Tiger was curious. I eat you or I eat the cake. Mouse Deer explained. You don't give me much choice. he saw Mouse Deer drinking.. Its taste is very delicious. The tiger want to eat him.it's all up to you. go!" He was really hungry. You can have the cake.. let me run away as far as I can." "All right. black lump near the lake. finally I get my lunch!" Tiger slowly ducked. But he tried to be calm. I know you are hungry and want to eat me. Mouse Deer was trembling.. "said Mouse Deer. He hadn't been eating for days. crawled."Gotcha!" said Tiger. "Don't be fooled by its appearance. "Hmmm yummy. And you won't get hungry for a month after you eat it. Mouse Deer took a save distance away from Tiger.Now. "Mouse Deer pointed at one big.it's buffalo's dung! I'll get you.. I eat animals like you! Said Tiger. He caught Mouse Deer and bit his leg. Tiger's mouth watered. Mouse Deer! You! Watch it!" . But he still could watch him. He looked around and suddenly he had an idea! He said.Long Time ago in a jungle of Java. I tasted it once. That's why it meant for kings.. as Tiger eagerly took the peace of the 'cake'." "Well. "Hey Tiger. He would kill me if something happened to the cake again!" Well. And then. Only the king and his family eat it. Tiger smiled. "Can I taste it?" "Of course you can not The king will punish me like he did when I tasted it last time. But first. He was really hungry! While he was approaching a small lake. By the way.. Tiger. The choice is yours.
They did not think about the risk of losing their child letter and agree to take the offer. the farmers picked and cut it. the giant gave them a bunch of cucumber seeds. "Don't worry farmers.But Mouse Deer was already far away. They were very surprised to see beautiful girl inside the cucumber. Father? I don't understand. while they were praying. he might meet face to face with Tiger again. Timun Mas was very happy. the giant came into their house. Not longer after that. "Run Timun Mas. They named her Timun Mas or Golden Cucumber. not far from a jungle. take this bag. Save your life!" said the mother. The farmers planted them carefully. After it had ripe. I can give you a child." said Timun Mas. "My daughter." said the giant. They had been married for many years and still not have a child yet. One night. He laughed aloud. The were farmers. Letter. Mouse Deer was safe for now. It can save you from the giant. a giant passed their house. The giant heard they pray. a big golden cucumber grew from plants. He knew the farmers wanted to break their promise." said the father. But you have to give me that child when she is 17 years old. Years passed by and Timun Mas has changed into a beautiful girl. lived husband and a wife. He . The farmers were so happy. The giant was angry. the parents were very sad. Then the seeds changed into plants. Right after that. They knew they had to keep their promise to the giant but they also did not want to lose their beloved daughter. The were diligent farmers and always worked hard on the paddy fields. However. On her 17th birthday. But Next Time. Everyday they prayed and prayed for a child. "What do you mean.*** 0 comments Timun Mas Folklore from Central Java Once upon a time.
her step mother and Bawang Merah were angry. Bawang Merah. After that. Bawang Putih's mother died when she was a baby. Her father remarried another woman and later her step sister was born. She also gave Bawang Putih a gift. It was cucumber seeds. Unfortunately. The giant was getting closer and closer. The giant had to swim to cross the sea. Timun Mas then opened the bag and threw a handful of salt. not long after that her father died. The trees had sharp thorns so they hurt the giant. Again she asked Bawang Merah to do household chores. There were a lot of snakes inside the pumpkin! They were really scared. Bawang Putih helped her happily. She was really worried so she walked along the river side to find the clothes. When she arrived home. find the old woman. Her step mother and her step sister treated Bawang Putih badly and always asked her to do all the household chores. Bawang Putih's life was sad. B ut the giant still could escape from the field. Then it was the last magic stuff she had in the bag. She ran very fast. Go to the river and throw my clothes into the water. Inside the pumpkin they found jewelries. the old woman. Bawang Putih had to choose one. She threw the clothes and pretended to search them. They were afraid the snakes would bite them. So she took the small one. Bawang Merah was so happy. Timun Mas then immediately went home. It was a shrimp paste. She said that she kept the clothes and would give them back to Bawang Putih if she helped the old woman do the household chores." the step mother asked Bawang Merah to do exactly the same as Bawang Putih's experience. And God didn't like that.chased Timun Mas away. Her mother was really angry so she grabbed the pumpkin and smashed it to the floor. she met the old woman. It became sea. The old woman had two pumpkins. Bawang Putih was not a greedy girl. Later. She directly smashed the pumpkin to the floor. When she arrived home. She refused and asked the old woman to give her a big pumpkin. After thanking the old woman. One morning. her mother was impatient. Remember. one pumpkin was small and the other one was big. Timun Mas took her third magic stuff. the old woman returned the clothes. The farmers were so happy that they finally together again. Then he was drowning and died." said . her mother's clothes were washed away by the river. We have to apologize to Bawang Putih. Accidentally. Bawang Putih then told about the clothes. Suddenly they all were surprised. you have to take the big pumpkin. terasi. Bawang Putih was washing some clothes in a river. It became a jungle with trees. Since then. Bawang Merah immediately went to the river. hurry up. However. "Mom. Not long after that. After everything was finished. They had been waiting for her all day long. Bawang Putih then went home. the giant was still able to chase Timun Mas. We had done bad things to Bawang Putih. She threw it and became a big swamp.*** 0 comments Bawang Merah and Bawang Putih Folklore from Central Java BAWANG Putih lived with her step mother and her step sister. Timun Mas threw some chilly. She threw them and became cucumber field. The old woman then gave her the big one. "Bawang Merah. I think God just punished us. They were screaming. and the pumpkin. Finally she met an old woman. The giant was still trying to swim the swamp but he was very tired.
. When he arrived in the kingdom. The king had to stop his bad behavior. The people in the kingdom were very scared. Aji Saka saw an old man was wounded. His name was Aji Saka. He was so happy to see Aji Saka.ha. “I would gladly let you eat . Aji Saka then went to the kingdom. and kind hearted.. I’m glad you are here. He told what happened in his kingdom to Aji Saka. They apologized and Bawang Putih forgave them. His name was Prabu Dewata Cengkar and he ate humans! Every day Patih Jugul Muda always provided some humans to be eaten by the king! Not far from the kingdom. He decided to go to Medang Kamulan to give Prabu Dewata Cengkar a lesson. He was wearing his magic turban.ha.. A young man with a great supernatural power lived there. the king was angry to Patih Jugul Muda. Now the family is not poor anymore. He was not able to give the king some humans. “Who are you.. Its name was Medang Kamulan. One day. Aji Saka was very angry. It all happened because the king was a beast. Finally both of them realized their mistakes. Bawang Putih decided to sell all the jewelries and used the money for their daily lives. diligent. I'm starving.” said the king.Bawang Merah... Everybody liked him because Aji Saka was nice. there was Medang Kawit village.. young man? Ha. They wanted to leave the kingdom.*** 0 comments Aji Saka Aji Saka Folklore from Central Java A long time ago there was a kingdom. All the villagers already saved themselves by leaving the kingdom. eating humans. Some thieves just hit him and stole his money. The old man was the villager in Medang Kamulan kingdom. He thought Aji Saka was there to be eaten by him.
We will arrive in Sunan Muria’s house shortly. Aji Saka then asked the villagers to come back. He knew Aji Saka was planning to take over his kingdom.me. The king and Aji Saka then measured the size of the turban. Suddenly the turban grew bigger and bigger. Sunan Kalijaga answered. They all were very happy. But there was no water around for them to clean up . Please be patient. Ki Rangga. Central Java. Aji Saka twisted the king’s body and threw him to the ocean.”Ki Rangga was embarassed to be walking together with Sunan Kalijaga because Sunan Kalijaga did not look tired while Ki Rangga was very tired and thirsty. The people lived happily and peacefully. He led Medang Kamulan kingdom into its golden moment.” said Aji Saka. It was time for Zuhur pray. Finally Sunan Kalijaga asked Ki Rangga to take a rest under a big tree. Aji Saka then ruled the kingdom wisely. to go with him. “Are we still far from Sunan Muria’s house?” asked Ki Rangga to Sunan Kalijaga. The king never returned to the kingdom. “We are already in Kadipaten Pati Pesantenan. With his supernatural turban. And they began walking to Sunan Muria’s house. He then took off his turban and threw it on the ground. Sunan Kalijaga planned to visit Sunan Muria in Pati. But I have one request. *** 0 comments Sendang Sani Sendang Sani A Folktale from Central Java Once upon a time. Several servants also joined them to carry their luggages. Several hours later. so they walked. The king was totally angry. They also asked Aji Saka to be their king. He asked his friend. You give me your land with the size of my turban. It finally covered the whole kingdom. Of course there were no cars or trains. He then attacked Aji Saka. Ki Rangga felt tired.
or wudu. Ki Rangga was confused. He said, “I don’t see any water nearby. Where should we take wudu?” Sunan Kalijaga only smiled and said, “We should pray to Allah SWT for water. Now you must guard this big tree, Ki Rangga. It might bring water to us. But remember, everything happens because of Allah SWT. Don”t act alone. You must inform me when water comes out. I will be behind that hill.” Ki Rangga promised Sunan Kalijaga to inform him when water came out. So Sunan Kalijaga went behind the hill and Ki Rangga with his servants sat under the big tree. They quickly fell asleep. Suddenly water came out from the big tree. Ki Rangga and his servants became wet. They woke up. They were very happy to see the water because they were very tired and thirsty. They drank and played in the water. Ki Rangga forgot Sunan Kalijaga’s message to inform Sunan Kalijaga when water came out. Behind the hill, Sunan Kalijaga was worried. So he went to the big tree. He was surprised to see Ki Rangga and his servants were playing in the water. “You forgot my message to inform me when water comes out. Instead, you are playing in the water like a turtle,” said Sunan Kalijaga, softly. A miracle happened. Ki Rangga and his servants turned into turtles. Ki Rangga was sad. He changed into turtles because he did not keep his promise. The water formed a pond. It is now called Sendang Sani, in Pati, Central Java. Many people still visit Sendang Sani now. *** 0 comments
A Test for the King
A Test for the King
A Folktale from Central Java
There is a small kingdom called Mergosono. Although Mergosono is small, it is famous because the king is a very good and wise man. One day, the gods hear about the king’s goodness and wisdom. So, they decide to test him. The king of the gods sends four of his
gods to Mergosono to test the king. At that time, the king’s son, Pangeran Sembara is studying abroad. So one of the gods disguise as Pangeran Sembara. Two other as villagers while one disguise as a villager who is killed by Pangeran Sembara. The two villagers then go to see the king to tell him about the death of their friend. They say that they saw the prince killed their friend. ÒI accept your report. But my son hasn’t returned from his study. I will hold my judgement until his return. If my son indeed killed your friend then I will give him the punishment he deserve. But if you lie then I will punish you for ruining my family’s good name,” says the king. When the two villagers leave, the king calls his trusted advisors. He asks for their opinion about this matter. They all agree that if the report is true then the prince should be punished. The king is sad to hear that but he knows he must uphold the law. The next morning the false prince comes to see his father. He admits killing the vilager. So the king decides to execute the prince for his wrong doing. The next day the prince is going to be hung as his punishment. When the executioner hang the prince, suddenly his body disappear and a voice is heard across the field. “King of Mergosono, you really are a wise and justfull king. You pass my test. So I will give you and your people prosperity as long as you and your descendant stay true and wise. Don’t be sad. Your son is well and on his way home to see you.” When the sound is gone, the people of Mergosono yells with joy. Their prince is safe and they know that their king is a wise man. When the prince finally arrives home, they hold a party to celebrate the event. (BP/X-12) 0 comments
The Baruklinting Dragon
The Baruklinting Dragon
Folklore from Central Java
A long time ago, there was a giant dragon. His name was Baruklinting. One day, one of the gods asked him to take nine shepherds as an offering for the gods. Then Baruklinting went to a mountain. He opened his big mouth everyday. He hoped that shepherds would enter his big mouth. In the village, ten shepherds took their cows to the grass field on the mountain. They didn’t know there was a dragon. One of the shepherds was very skinny and dirty. His friends always made fun of him. The skinny shepherd never got angry. He
just kept quiet and left his friends every time they laughed at him. It was a very hot day. All shepherds were very tired. They wanted to find a cool place to rest. The skinny shepherd had already found a nice place to rest. It was under a big tree. The place was cool so he did not feel hot anymore. His friends were jealous. “Let’s steal his place,” said one of them. “Yes! Let’s do it!” other shepherds agreed. They took some mud and threw it to the skinny shepherds. The skinny shepherd was so sad. Still, he did not get angry. He just left them and walked away. “Ha ha ha go now! You skinny boy!” they laughed at him. Suddenly the sky became dark. There was a thunder and lightning. Heavy rain began to fall. The shepherds did not want to get wet. They had to find a better place. They finally found a big cave. The cave had sharp rocks inside it. All shepherds did not know that the cave was actually the mouth of the giant dragon. Yes, it was Baruklinting’s mouth! When all shepherds were inside the ‘cave’, suddenly one of them pushed the skinny shepherd away. “Go out! You don’t belong here! It’s only for the big boys!” "But it was raining outside,” said skinny shepherd. ÒI don’t care!” then they pushed him. Right after the skinny shepherd was outside the cave, it suddenly closed! Yes, Baruklinting just finished his job to get nine shepherds for the gods. When the skinny shepherds saw the cave closed, he ran away! He ran as fast as he could. He then told the villagers about the cave and the dragon. The villagers then went to the mountain to kill the dragon. But when they arrived, the dragon had already gone. From that day on, the village was named Kesongo Village. Songomeant nine for the nine shepherds who were eaten by Baruklinting Dragon*** 0 comments
Keong Emas (The Golden Snail)
Keong Emas (The Golden Snail)
Folklore From Central Java
PRINCE Raden Putra and Dewi Limaran were husband and wife. They lived in a palace. Prince Raden Putra's father was the king of the kingdom.
The old woman approached her. The witch put a spell on her and changed her into a golden snail. When the old woman woke up in the morning. It was ugly and disgusting. they asked her to stay in the palace. "Yuck!" said Dewi Limaran and then she threw it away into a river. She took it and brought it home. He immediately brought the holy gamelan to the old woman's house.One day. She did not know that the snail was actually an old and powerful witch." continued Dewi Limaran. Dewi Limaran was walking around in the palace garden. finally gods granted his wish. she was surprised that the house was in the good condition. The golden snail she caught in the river turned into a beautiful woman. She was surprised to see a golden snail in her net. She was peeping from her room to know who cooked for her. He played it beautifully. An old woman was fishing and used her net to catch some fish. They also thanked the old woman for her kindness. And then amazingly the golden snail turned into the beautiful Dewi Limaran. "Who did this to me? The person is very kind." explained Dewi Limaran. young girl?" "I am Dewi Limaran. Ma'am. Prince Raden Putra was so happy. He asked the gods to give him the holy gamelan. He had been looking for his wife everywhere. After several days praying and meditating. She was thinking very hard." It happened again and again every morning. "The spell can be broken if I hear the melody from the holy gamelan. A witch cursed me. One night she decided to stay up late. Then. The couple was so happy that they could be together again. she could not believe what she saw. And she also had food on the table. He then prayed and meditated. The witch was angry to Dewi Limaran. *** 0 comments Loro Jonggrang Loro Jonggrang . The old woman then rushed to the palace. The golden snail was drifting away in the river and got caught into a net. I can change back as a human only at night. The old woman was very curious. She could transform herself into anything. The floor was mopped. As a return. He wanted to break the witch's spell. The witch then threw it away into the river. "Who are you. She talked to Prince Raden Putra about her wife. Suddenly she saw a snail.
"Listen. Bandung Bondowoso. "If you want to marry me. "Please prepare a lot of straw and mortar. Then all those genies worked hard to build the 1. She was so scared. Come on! Hurry up!" said Loro Jonggrang. They did not know why Loro Jonggrang asked them to prepare a lot of straw and mortars in the middle of the night. He knew Loro Jonggrang just tricked him. "You cannot fool me. right? We have to stop them by burning the straw and make some noise by pounding the mortar." said Loro Jonggrang." It worked! All those genies thought that sun rose. The king. Her name was Loro Jonggrang. The war between Prambanan and Pengging could not be avoided. All those ladies-inwaiting were confused. They always did whatever Bandung Bondowoso asked them to do. "What? Impossible! You just gave me an excuse for not marrying me!" said Bandung Bondowoso. And then she had a great idea. Bandung Bondowoso was angry. Genies are afraid of sunlight. His soldiers were not only humans but also genies. Bandung Bondowoso.000 temples was almost finished. She hated Bandung Bondowoso because he made the people of Prambanan suffered. The people lived peacefully. Those creatures always obeyed Bandung Bondowoso. I already . He asked the genies to help him. However. But he did not give up. Bandung Bondowoso fell in love with her and wanted to marry her. Pengging could win the war because Bandung Bondongwoso had a supernatural power. Loro Jonggrang heard from the lady-inwaiting that the building of 1.Folklore from Central Java Once upon a time. Prambanan lost the war and led by the new king. And the noise from pounding the mortar was like the start of a new day. there was a kingdom named Prambanan. wanted to occupy Prambanan. you have to build a thousand of temples in just one night. She asked all the ladies-inwaiting to help her. The genies will think that sun is going to rise and they will run away. she did not want to marry Bandung Bondowoso. soon their happy lives were disturbed by Pengging Kingdom. The king of Prambanan had a beautiful daughter. He was a mean king.000 temples. Loro Jonggrang. Meanwhile. all those genies are building the temples. They did not know the light was from the fire that burning the straw.
have 999 temples. I just need one more temple. Now, I will make you the one-thousandth temple." With his supernatural power, Bandung Bondowoso made Loro Jonggrang a temple. Until now, the temple is still standing in Prambanan area, Central Java. And the temple is named Loro Jonggrang temple. *** 0 comments
Ki Semar and Slamet Mountain
Ki Semar and Slamet Mountain
Folklore from Central Java
A long time ago, Slamet Mountain was very high. It was so high that it could reach the sky. People heard that they could take the stars if they were on top of the mountain. But no one dared to go there. The people were afraid that the gods in heaven would be angry if people took the stars. However, the beauty of the stars made some monkeys dared to go to the top of the mountain. Led by their king, they went there and took some stars. Then, the sky became dark at night. People were sad and the gods were angry! Batara Guru was the leader of the gods. He held a meeting. He invited Batara Narada, Batara Brama, Batara Bayu, and others. Batara Narada had an idea how to stop the monkeys. They would ask Ki Semar to help them. Ki Semar was actually one of the gods. He was even older than Batara Guru. But Ki Semar did not live in heaven. He lived on earth with his children, Gareng, Petruk, and Bagong. Ki Semar had a great supernatural power. He could cut the top of the mountain easily. But first, he wanted to give a lesson to the naughty monkeys. They had to be punished for stealing the stars. He then set a plan with his children to trap the monkeys. Gareng then went to the top of the mountain. He had to attract the monkeys to go down by giving them some bananas. It worked! The monkeys followed Gareng. After the monkeys left the top of the mountain, Ki Semar immediately cut the top of the mountain. He threw the biggest part to Cirebon. It became Ceremai Mountain and the small parts became small mountains, like Clirit Mountain, Tapak Mountain, and others. After the monkeys left the mountain and followed Gareng, Petruk
was ready with some hot water. He planned to pour the hot water over the monkeys. He waited and waited but the monkeys never came to him. He did not know that while the monkeys chased Gareng, they met a giant dragon. The monkeys had a fight with the dragon. It was so terrible that both the monkeys and the dragon finally died. Because of tired waiting for the monkeys, Petruk then left the place. He did not bring his hot water and left it there. People then named the place where Petruk left his hot water as Guci. It is about 50 kilometers from Tegal, Central Java. It is famous for its hot water.***
Jangga Hatuen Bulan
Folklore from Central Kalimantan A long time ago, a man lived on the moon. his name was Jangga. He lived with his mother. Jangga loved hunting. Everyday he went hunting with his dog. His mother often told him not to go hunting too long. But Jangga often ignored her. One day Jangga and his dog went hunting as usual. He was looking for the animals. However, he could not find any of them. Sadly, he was lost. He could not find a way to his home. While he was walking, suddenly he saw an old woman. Jangga followed the old woman. She arrived at her house. jangga wanted to stay the night at her house. He knocked the door. an old man opened the door. Jangga told him that he wanted to stay. The old man gave him the permission. Apparently, it was a family. The old man and the old woman had a beautiful daughter. Jangga told them that he was lost. He said that he lived on the moon. The old man said that Jangga was really far from home. They were on the earth.
Jangga was so sad. He could not go back to his home and meet his mother. The old man offered Jangga to stay at his home. Jangga agreed. Day passed by ans soon Jangga fell in love with the old man's daughter. Then they got married. Jangga still enjoyed hunting. With his dog, he often went hunting in the jungle. His wife often told him not to go hunting too long. However, Jangga ignored her. Jangga's wife was pregnant. She often asked Jangga to stay at home and not to go hunting. Again, Jangga ignored her. Her wife was often angry with him. In the morning, Jangga wanted to go hunting. This time his wife was really angry. "Please stay. Don't go! I feel like I'm going to deliver the baby today." "Don't worry. If the baby is a boy, name him Jangga Batuen Bulan. It means Jangga, a man from the moon. And if the baby is a girl, name her Hendan Bawi Bulan. It means Hendan, a woman from the moon," said Jangga. Then he left his wife. Not long after that Jangga's wife delivered a baby boy. She was so angry that her husband was not next to her. She did not want her husband to see the baby. Later Jnagga came home. He heard a baby was crying. He was so happy. "Where is the baby? I want to see my baby," said Jangga. "No, you can't! I don't want you to see the baby!" said Jangga's wife. Jangga was so sad. Ans he was also very angry! He went outside of his home. His dog followed him. After that he prayed. He called out his mother. Suddenly thunder attacked the place. Dark cloud covered him and his dog. Surprisingly, Jangga and his dog disappeared. Not long after that the baby was dead. Jangga brough the baby spirit to the moon. Jangga's wife was so sad. She called out Jangga's name. But it was to late. Jangga and the baby now lived on the moon. Jangga's wife was crying. She never stop crying. The Gods heard how she cried and they didn't like it. The were upset with her and changed her into a bird. People named the bird as pungguk bird. Until now, during full moon we still can hear the sound of pungguk bird. And we can also see the image of a dog in the moon. From the legend, people make a proverb. It says, "Just like a pungguk waiting for the moon". It means that it's just waiting in vain.*** 0 comments
The Salty River
Folklore from Central Kalimantan
A long time ago in Sepang Village, Central Kalimantan, lived a widow named Emas. Her husband died when her daughter was a baby. Her daughter’s name was Tumbai. The villagers in Sepang Village were poor. Though they were poor, the villagers always worked hard. Fortunately there was a well in the village. So they always had enough water to live. Tumbai was a very good daughter. She was diligent and obedient. She always helped her mother and listened to her mother’s advice. She also liked to help other people. That was why everybody knew her. Tumbai was not only famous for her kindness, but she was also famous for her beauty.
Finally she got the answer. When Tumbai told her mother about her dream.She was very beautiful! Many young men fell in love with her. “Do you know the test?” asked Emas. Their rice fi elds were dried. Fresh water did not have any taste. “I do. I’m here to marry your daughter. However. In her dream. But it did not stop those young men to try. They needed water. One by one. he was a farmer. They also think that the legend really happened. And her mother was right. “Ma’am. Her mother had a feeling. He was meditating and prayed to God. Until now people still taste the salty water in Kahayan River. The man then sat down next to the well. After a while. When she woke up. Tumbai was happy. It was different from sea water which is salty. So they all tried to change the fresh water into salt water. the villagers were not poor anymore. They all were curious. But they all failed. Tumbai always refused the marriage proposal. The salty water was fl owing from the well to the Kahayan River. probably God was going to help t h e m from poverty.” said the man. I will change the fresh water into salt water. He lived in the riverside of Barito River. One day a man came. they proposed her to be their wife. All the villagers were circling the man. her mother was also confused. *** 0 comments The Legend of Nusa Island Folklore from Central Kalimantan A long time ago there was a man named Nusa. They changed the salty water into salt. So she prayed to God to give her guidance. Tumbai was very confused. Nusa and other farmers in the village were sad because the rain had not fallen for a very long time. They really wanted to marry Tumbai. the man finished meditating.” said the man to Emas. she knew that her daughter was very good and wouldnít lie to her. She fi nally found her dream husband. They sold it and they had money. He lived with his wife and his brother. Tumbai’s mother. It worked! He succeeded in changing the water. Her mother then made an announcement that Tumbai would marry a man who could change the fresh water in the well into salt water. Everybody was laughing. After walking for three . She was confused. She thought it was diffi cult for a man to change the fresh water into salt water. However. Nusa then decided to ask his family to move to another place. They thought Tumbai and her mother were crazy. He had supernatural power. After the water was salty. Nusa and his brother were very diligent farmers. He stood up and asked the villagers to taste the water from the well. an old man asked her to marry a man who could change the well from fresh water into salt water.
He said. He asked his wife to cook the egg. They had a lot of water because there was a river there. Suddenly the small fish said. Nusa did not care because he was so hungry. When Nusa was sleepy. After they arrived. People then named the island as Nusa Island. go home and tell people about me.” The small fi sh then came to Nusa. His body was getting bigger. It was very big. His tail was still in front of him. He said. Later he brought a very big egg. Nusa had completely changed into a dragon. All the fi sh were scared. Days and nights Nusa was preparing the fight. “Master. They were not sure with the egg. He was always thinking about his enemy. Ask them to be careful with what they eat” said Nusa. 0 comments The Curse of King Mintin Folklore from Central Kalimantan .” said a small fi sh. He thought his tail was his enemy. “Please forgive me. Later Nusa disappeared into the river. He swam to the river side. He could not sleep. He could not walk and move his body on the land. I will fi ght him!” said Nusa. The dragon is bigger and more powerful than you are.days. He was very tired. he asked his wife and his brother to eat the egg. His body was full of scales. His body slowly changed into an island. “What happened to me?”. In the morning Nusa screamed in pain. there is another dragon live in the river. His wife and brother immediately came to him. They were surprised to see what happened to Nusa. “Attack!” Than all the fi sh attacked Nusa. Now I changed into a dragon? Nusa then asked his wife and brother to move him to the river. After it was cooked. “Oh yeah. He attacked and bit his own tail and he screamed. The fi sh had to do something. I cannot live with you anymore. “Just be prepared to attack the dragon when I give you all the sign. His legs changed into a tail. It was very fertile. Finally he died. “Master! Your enemy was behind you!” Nusa turned his big body very fast. But it was too late. He challenges you to fight”. “I have an idea. He was very weak. Nusa looked for something to eat. said the small fi sh to Nusa. “Was it because of the egg I ate last night? Oh my God! Maybe it’s a dragon’s egg. They then held a meeting. After he ate. Nusa ate a lot of fi sh. Finally they succeeded. Nusa tried to save his life. I will live in this river. they finally arrived in a new place. It’s located at Kahayan River. They had to stop Nusa from eating them. Slowly they tried to pull Nusa’s body. However. Central Kalimantan. They all bit Nusa’s body. He ate fi sh. then he slept. the small fi sh screamed. they refused to eat. hmmm I’m the biggest dragon and the most powerful dragon.
So. it did not last long. “I’m very disappointed with you. The people of Mintin Island were suffering great pain. He decided to go back to Mintin Island. “You have more mistakes. while Buaya was very caring and loving to the people. Buaya and Naga slowly changed. Naga was angry. Right after the king finished his last words. The kingdom was mourning. Naga and Buaya. Go away and live in other place!” asked the king. I know you are a good son. However. The king was sad and decided to leave the palace and went to another island. sons. the punishment is bigger. Both of you will be punished!” said the king. Both of them were angry and could not control themselves. I curse you into a dragon. When he arrived. was wise. Mintin Island was in chaos! The king finally heard the war.Buaya became a crocodile and Naga became a dragon. he immediately asked his twin sons to stop the war. Every time he . there was an island named Mintin. Naga and Buaya led the kingdom wisely.” said the king. But you cannot control your emotions.A long time ago in Kahayan Hilir. “Father is not here! And you are not my father. But you have failed. Naga and Buaya had different personalities. He asked Buaya not to disturb him. Naga was ignorant to the people and loved parties. The people in the island lived peacefully. they could not live peacefully. He then talked to Naga. Buaya. Buaya was also angry. a great hunter named Sangi lived. The fighting was getting bigger and it changed into a civil war. Central Kalimantan. He asked his twin sons. He reminded Naga about their father’s advice. At first. soon the happiness was ended. They did their father’s advice to them. He loved his people very much. The king was really angry. you have fewer mistakes than Naga. Buaya then asked Naga to stop his bad habits. I don’t care who is right or wrong. The soldiers were divided into two parts. He then continued. The queen just passed away. The king of the island. heavy storm attacked Mintin Island. to lead the kingdom while he was away. You can stay here in Mintin Island and your job is to take care of the people. “Buaya. Unfortunately. Because of the war. You are wise and love the people. Some of them were very hungry and suffered from illnesses. You are not allowed to stay here. But I still have to punish you. It was because the soldiers were involved. I trusted you to take care of this kingdom. Some of them supported Naga and the other soldiers supported Buaya. They were fighting. King Mintin. why do I have listen to you?” said Naga. I curse you into a crocodile. *** 0 comments Sangi the Hunter Folklore from Central Kalimantan A long time ago in Central Kalimantan.
As always. ''What happened to me? Why could I change as a dragon?'' said Sangi. *** 0 comments Siuk Bimbim and Siuk Bambam A Folktale from Central Kalimantan Siuk Bimbim and Siuk Bambam are brothers. you can eat that hog. You can change to be a dragon or human anytime you like. ''I am a dragon!'' screamed Sangi. he brought a lot of animals home. ''It also happened to me years ago. Slowly he changed as a dragon. Suddenly. It is great to be like us. They are orphans. he changed back as a human. On his 150th birthday. When the dragon was exactly in front of him. I am a human. If you did. it turned into smoke. He slowly followed the footprints. He went to the river and lived there. Siuk .'' said Sangi. Sangi had two lives. people could not stand it anymore. This is your punishment for seeing me try to eat. you could be a dragon forever and unable to change back as human. I cannot eat a wild hog that big. there was a handsome man. After several times trying to swallow. The dragon slowly came to him. Then they were face to face. Sangi thought the hog was behind the tree. They were running away. When the smoke was gone. finally the dragon gave up. We are half dragon and half human. the dragon looked at Sangi. Besides that.'' said the man. He continued. I'm more than 100 years old but I still look young right?'' said the man. He thought the dragon would eat him alive. you can be forever young. After that. but he never told them why he could look young forever. He knew he could not live in the village with his family anymore. I saw a dragon ate then the dragon made me a dragon. People always asked the secret.'' ''I can't. He saw a big dragon was trying to swallow a wild hog. He was really shocked! He wanted to run very fast. More and more people asked him. Since then. he disappeared. Sangi gave up. Siuk Bambam always takes care of his younger brother. He regretted for telling them his secret. People were scared. Later. his feet could not move at all. people named the river Sangi River. The footprints ended in a big tree.went to the jungle to go hunting. Since then. They did not believe that. ''There is one condition that you have to do. I did what you did. Sangi was really sad. Right after Sangi finished saying that. Sangi lived with his family on a riverside. He told them that he was actually half dragon and half human. Sangi went to the jungle. He also looked young although he was really old.'' said the man. ''Eat that wild hog. After that. Don't tell anyone that you are a half dragon and half human. his body was shaking. ''Yes. The hog was so big that the dragon could not swallow it easily. People were laughing at him. he ate the hog. Their parents died when Siuk Bimbim was a baby. If you are a dragon. He was upset because they did not believe him. Slowly he walked around the tree then he was really amazed. He said. Though Sangi had tried to run. you can. Then Sangi changed into a dragon. one as a dragon and one as a human. He saw some footprints of a wild hog.
He runs and runs until he gets very tired. He asks the calf to remove the trunk. *** 0 comments The Calf and the Crocodile A Folktale from Central Kalimantan A Calf wants to play outside his house. Now can you repeat your help?" asked the monkey. a monkey passes by. He hears someone knocks the door. suddenly he bites the calf's leg. The calf then goes outside. Suddenly he hears an animal asking for help. Besides that. He hugs his younger brother and takes him home. Siuk Bimbim is sleeping. don't go too long. It's the late afternoon." says the crocodile. He is shocked when he sees the house is in a mess. Siuk Bimbim is very scared. He is shocked." says Siuk Bambam. he sees a giant the front of the door." says mother cow. After the crocodile is free. "We don't have enough food. Ho will eat you if he is hungry. "Mom. "Siuk Bimbim. Ater a while. He has a plan to help the calf. But it's very far. I'm really hungry. whre are you?" No one answers Siuk Bambam gets more shocked when he sees some footprints. Then he is fainted. what are you doing Mr. I already helped him but now. Please come back soon. not to play around the river. can I play outside?" "OK. he wakes up. He cannot move. He looks for his brother everywhere. Siuk Bimbim and Siuk Bambam want to the dinner. Siuk Bimbim cured. It's a magic well. Lock the door and never open to anyone except me." the crocodile is crying. When he looks outside through a window. He gives some water to his youger brother. They are the giant's footprints! Siuk Bambam gets much panicked. OK?" Siuk Bambam then leaves. Siuk Bambam comes home from the rice barn. now you have to help me becoming my lunch. "Help me. Siuk Bambam then takes him to a well. He is calling his brother. Meanwhile. The calf then removes the trunk. The sound is very loud. I didn't see the accident. Please remove the trunk. A crocodile lives there. It really hurts me. He feels he cannot stand up anymore." says Siuk Bimbim. Siuk Bimbim is unconscious. now he remembers his mother advice. "But. Thanks for your help. . He doesn't want his younger brother to be tired.Bimbim. Suddenly he sees his brother under the tree. Suddenly. Siuk Bimbim then runs. It can cure any disease. They help each other and never quarrel. He asked what happens to them. He doesn't realize now he is near the river. he can go there faster by walking quikly. But don't play near the river. Actually he wants to take his brother goes with him to the rice barn. "Hey. "Is it true? Well I cannot say if the crocodile is bad or not. They are not his brother's footprints. The calf is very sad. He is very tired. he wants to eat me. The giant then breaks the door and enters the house. He sees a crocodile pinned down a big trunk of a tree. "Don't worry." explain the calf to the monkey. Siuk Bimbim is very happy. Suddenly. "The crocodile is bad to me. After a while. I have to go to the barn now. He is still biting the calf's leg. Crocodile?" the calf is very shocked.
" The buffalo then rolled over his body. After a while. they arrived at the farmer's field. Mr. Let's go back." the monkey was panic. Then he had an idea. Wait for a moment. If you take a bath here. After the buffalo finished taking bath. He took some water and drank it. I will be drawn. You made me bleeding. He was very scared. It is across the river. Monkey. then he crossed back to the riverside. Actually. He apologized to the buffalo. If he does not see you." said the monkey." said the buffalo. "Now run! That stupid crocodile cannot eat you!" "Thank you." said the buffalo. "I know a place where you can eat a lot of grass. he wanted to trick the buffalo. He did not have problem in crossing the river. But promise you won't be noisy. "You are right. the farmer threw some stones. Then. I really want to eat some grass.The crocodile then opens his mouth. Mr Buffalo. *** 0 comments A Buffalo and a Monkey A Buffalo and a Monkey Folklore from Central Kalimantan IT was a very hot day. When he saw two animals were eating on his field. He was very happy. "Now. The buffalo's cried in pain. I am. I'm already full. He is angry if he sees you eating the grass. right?" the monkey kept on persuading the buffalo. He was very weak and frightened. A monkey was walking by the riverside. We just have to be quiet and do not make noise. It's a field. The monkey could not swim so he was thinking very hard. Both of them immediately ate. "Ok then. It was very loud! The farmer heard the noise and he approached them. The calf and the monkey put the big trunk of the tree to crocodile's body. "Mr Buffalo. The monkey followed him and jumped on the buffalo's back. He came closer to the buffalo and told him his plan. "Hello. And the crocodile regrets his stupidity. But they were across the river. He will be angry if I eat the grass on his field. He wanted to sit on the buffalo's back while they were crossing the river. Not far from him. He was very thirsty and hungry. I always remember your help!" The calf then runs as fast as he can." "I know that place. He had an idea. Suddenly. he won't be angry." "But I cannot swim. I want to clean up my wound. The monkey had to hold very tight. You are very clever. I want to take a bath here. He immediately ran to the river. A farmer owns it. a buffalo was drinking some water in the river. The monkey immediately jumped to the buffalo's back. He was thinking how he could ask the buffalo to go back across the river." The monkey was impatient." said the monkey. he saw some banana trees." said the buffalo. And he promised not to do it again. The monkey was very wet. "Why did you make a lot of noise? You promised to keep quiet!" said the buffalo while they were crossing the river. "Come on! Let's go now. Are you hungry?" "Yes. The buffalo's body was big. "But I'm not full yet."I don't care. (*) 0 comments The Lazy Uder . And then the monkey whispers to the calf. One big stone hit the buffalo's head. "Aha!" said the monkey. He made a lot of noise.
“Hey Uder. if you can tell us a place where we can eat fruits. Then they tied him in a big tree. He was upset. “ Please forgive me. They could talk like humans. “Hey Uder. *** [link] The Legend of Bagga Stone . They took Uder. he met his neighbor. He also asked the same question.” Then the monkeys freed him. She never gave up giving him advice. Then he went fishing on the river until evening. We will free you.” answered Uder. Uder answered. While he was walking very fast. “Yes.” “What do you have for the bait?” Uder was still upset with all those same questions. I am. he met a group of monkeys. Uder never listened to his wife. he met another neighbour. This time he could not take it anymore. But. Uder was tired of answering. “What do you have for the bait?” “Some worms. On the way to the river.” “Go across the river. Then he met another neighbour. he apologized to his wife and promised to be a good husband. We are hungry. You can eat those rambutans until all of you are full. That’s why she always worked alone in the field. Uder went fishing. So he decided to ignore everyone. Then he continued walking. On one afternoon. are you going fishing?” asked one of the monkeys. “I’m going to use your mother for the bait!” said Uder. After that. There you can see a very big rambutan tree. Uder then ran as fast as he could. I was just upset with all those questions my neighbours had asked me?” explained Uder. After he arrived home. “Okay. Again. we forgive you.” said Uder.The Lazy Uder Folklore from Central Kalimantan He always woke up in the afternoon. the neighbour asked where Uder was going and what he had for the bait. where are you going?” “I’m going fishing. Uder never helped his wife. “Hey! Don’t make fun with my mother!” Those monkeys were angry. He took some worms as bait. I did not mean to make fun with your mother.
Whenever a bagga came. Impalak worked very hard. Intobu was very sad. And he was right! Impalak was there! “Impalak? Impalak?“ said his father. However. Intobu saw a big bagga. One day Impalak’s wife asked Impalak to sail in his bagga. Though it was very diffi cult.Folklore from Central Sulawesi ONCE upon a time in Tolitoli. Central Sulawesi. They really wanted to have a big ship so they could have a lot of fish.” said Impalak. always thought of his son. Stormed attacked and it accidentally arrived in Impalak’s hometown. They left Intobu. “Impalak?. Impalak wanted to be rich. The bagga’s owner was very happy with him. Impalak promised to his father that he would come back after he was rich. Impalak asked his crew to leave. The bagga’s owner planned to ask Impalak to marry his daughter. The man’s name was Intobu and his son’s name was Impalak. “I’m your father!” “Who is that old man?” asked Impalak’s wife “I don’t know. Central Sulawesi. you crazy man! You are not my father!” said Impalak. He felt that Impalak was inside the bagga. He prayed to God to punish him. Intobu. So when they arrived in the bagga’s owner place. “Go away. but Impalak never returned home. He let Impalak join his bagga. Impalak’s dream really came true. they always got a lot of fi sh. Sadly he already forgot his promise to his father. Actually he recognized his father. Impalak was a diligent and obedient son. He asked permission from his father to leave him to fi nd better life. They did not have a big ship to go fishing. The owner agreed. But he was ashamed with his wife. Everyday he went to the port. But he never found his son. He came to the owner and said. Wait for me!” Intobu rowed his sampan. *** 0 comments . He saw a bagga. Intobu and Impalak were fishermen and they were poor. “May I join you to sail in your bagga? I will work hard. Impalak was also skillful in fi shing. Until now the stone is still in Tolitoli. He wanted to meet his son. In the mean time. People named the stone as Bagga Stone. Slowly the bagga turned into a big stone.” said Impalak. This time it was very hard. The local people there named the big ship as bagga. Finally the bagga was stranded. Intobu’s wife passed away when Impalak was a baby. They only used a small sampan. After Impalak joined. his father let him go. His dream to be a rich man would soon come true. they held a wedding. lived a man with his son in a hut. Impalak went to a port. Again storm attacked Impalak’s bagga. he always looked for him. He was a rich man and he had a big bagga! Several years had passed. He knew Impalak had already forgotten him. Impalak’s father. Maybe he is just an old crazy man. Impalak was happy. Sir.
did you say he is more handsome than me?” asked the male deer. who is he? Wow! He is very handsome with his horns. I have an idea how to take the horns from the dog. Then. “Well. “Wow? my wife is right. He was trying to steal the dog’s horns. If you have those horns. It was a very hot day. I don’t want them to be broken. He ran very fast and did not stop. The male deer ran as fast as he could. right? But long time ago. A couple of deer went to a river to drink. the wife saw an animal coming. They were husband and wife. my friend. By the way. *** . He was jealous. Then. “Hey come back! Bring back my horns!” the dog was very angry. “Of course not. I really look great with these horns. they immediately drank some water. how are you?” asked the male deer to the dog.” After that. “My husband. What if you let me wear the horns. He is a dog. dogs always try to catch deer. How did the deer get the horns? Here is the story.” “Don’t worry.” said the male deer to himself.” said the male deer.” asked the male deer. but please wear the horns carefully. Instead. they started the running match again. deer did not have horns. Suddenly. “I’m just fine.” said the female deer. Let’s have the running match now. dogs had horns. then. Just wait here. Do you mind if we have a running match? I really want to practice. he tried to cheer the dog up. “OK. you are still more handsome than he is. The dogs want to get their horns back. And then he immediately put the horns on his head. You cannot run fast because you have your horns on your head. But I have to admit that his horns are beautiful. After arrived in the lake. The male deer won. “Don’t worry.” answered the dog. You see my wife over there? He thinks that I cannot run fast like other male deer. “Oh.” “Hi. that’s my friend. don’t be sad.The stupid Dog The stupid Dog Folklore from Central Sulawesi DEER have horns. the running match began. “How about you?” “Not really good. I will be very careful. I think you will look very attractive.” replied the male deer. Until now.” “Ok.
She was thinking very hard.” Everybody was looking at him.” Then he tried to stretch the bow. Finally she had an idea. The well is for me to take a bath. No one succeeded. “I’m getting older. He continued. When he arrived. he had to lift the gong.Lembusura Folklore from East Java BRAWIJAYA was the king of Majapahit Kingdom. Again. He could not do anything. She was very beautiful. I will destroy your kingdom!” cursed Lembusura. Before he died. He was very strange. His head was unlike human’s head. King Brawijaya planned to stop the competition. her name was Dyah Ayu Pusparani. He really wanted to see his daughter to get married. before he stopped it. However. She just hoped that she would marry a great man. He had a daughter. He asked Lembusura to go to the top of Kelud Mountain. she always refused their marriage proposals. She never thought that she would marry a man who had a bull’s head. Many young men fell in love with her. She told his father. “You have to get married soon. They all were amazed by his power. King Brawijaya was sad. King Brawijaya understood the plan. She knew the bow and the gong had supernatural power. he succeeded. wait for my revenge. They really believed that Lembusura would revenge to the . ask Lembusura to make a well on the top of Kelud Mountain. “Father. She knew her father really wanted her to get married. “King Brawijaya. However. Suddenly. “What’s your name?” asked the king. a man came to him. I know you are looking for a great husband. So the winner must had supernatural power too. he cursed the King. They were injured. I’m going to hold a competition. Princess Dyah Ayu Pusparani was speechless. He thought no one could win the competition. They buried him alive. One by one men tried to stretch the bow and lifted the gong. However. my daughter. I have an idea. some soldiers pushed him into the hole. He was digging until the hole was deep. If a man can stretch Kyai Garudayaksa’s bow and lift Kyai Sekardelima’s gong. he succeeded. Everybody applauded. Lembusura dug the ground. King Brawijaya was also sad. Later. Everybody was so scared.” said King Brawijaya. He had to keep his promise. “My name is Lembusura. their hands and backs were broken. I haven’t tried it yet. Princess Dyah Ayu Pusparani was sad. The next test. “Don’t stop the competition now. The ceremony was getting closer and Princess Dyah Ayu Pusparini was really sad. he asked his men to prepare a wedding ceremony. He had a bull’s head. Lembusura agreed. She really wanted to cancel the wedding. Lembusura was helpless. But he had no choice. he will be your husband.” said Princess Dyah Ayu Pusparini.
Meanwhile. you are so slow!” said Janur. He ignored him. Menur thought that Jantur was a beggar. He even spent his parents’ money for bad things. goats.” said Menur. Why don't you help me mop the floor? Father and mother will be home soon. Her father then advised him. Menur told them about Janturís bad behavior. Menur was very sad. people say that Lembusura is doing his revenge!*** 1 comments Jantur and Menur Folklore from East Java JANTUR and Menur were twins. Jantur asked his parents and his sister to leave the house. cows. However Menur .kingdom. Menur was a very kind. He suffered skin disease. diligent. it was the house. every time Kelud Mountain erupts. the food is not ready yet. However. Until now. Menur was in front of the house sweeping the floor. Jantur did not have a way to go. At first. he spent the money foolishly. So he sold the last wealth. They were rich. cocks and hens. It was not surprising that Jantur became poor again. Finally. Jantur was a boy and Menur was a girl and they had different personalities. and it was getting worse. I have some food. He wanted to have much money in an easy way. they did not recognize each other. How about Jantur? Soon all his parents’ wealth was gone. They never thought that Jantur would ask them to leave the house. He always said bad words when he was angry. he just walked and walked. When they left home. He was so hungry that he did not recognize his sister. He could do anything he wanted. When their parents went home. Jantur lived alone. Jantur was lazy. he did not want to work. After his parents and his sister left he house. his skin was full of black dots. Because they worked very hard. They were very sad. She cried. again. patient and always helped their parents. they could build a new home and they had new animals. And he said bad words to Menur. Menur and her parents lived in another place. “Are you hungry? Here. “Be patient Jantur Iím still cooking. he got angry easily. At first he felt very happy because no one disturbed him. She always reminded her brother to behave well.” said Menur. Jantur was happy. they did not bring anything. Jantur did not want to listen to him. he sold his parents animals. However. After Jantur sold the house. “Menur! Where are you? Iím hungry! Give me some food!” said Jantur. His body was very thin. “Arrrgggh! What took you so long? I’m hungry. Jantur was lazy. He did not have any money and he did not have a house. When all the money was gone. he arrived at his parents’ house.
And as he promised. “Mother. In one afternoon. what happened to you?” said his mother. “Jantur my son. Then they brought home the diamond and a lot of water. *** 0 comments The Legend of Panekan Folklore from East Java “Where are you going?” “I need some water for my cattle. Therefore. Again. the girl disappeared. They also needed water for their cattle and trees. since they did not have enough water. and Menur! Please forgive me. “Come on. I promise I will be good. However.” “Wol. They had to be very careful. the villagers could not plant a lot of trees. they saw a girl was there first. Some young men raised their hands. They have already forgiven Jantur and amazingly Jantur was cured. let’s approach her. “Look! What is that? It is shining!” Exactly on the ground where the girl was standing. However. The family now reunited. “There was a water spring far from here. is that really you? Father. In every morning. The place was not easy to reach. I’m poor. the head of the village always asked some young men to find water. the young men came home with good news. such as taking a bath and washing dishes and clothes. Actually they were quite lucky because the land was fertile. and I don’t have a house to live. And finally they arrived. They were surprised.” promised Jantur.” It was a very common conversation for people in Magetan. They immediately ran to come to her. East Java. They did not have enough water.” said one man. “We will go there. They all thought that a girl could not go there. who dares to go there?” asked the head of the village. before the men came to her. mother. they found a big diamond. I have done bad things to you all. mother.” Then those young men went to the water spring. “Look! She is over there!” he pointed to one place. Strangely. Sir.knew him. They are thirsty. “Maybe she is not really human. The diamond was next to the well. I was punished by God. “Jantur? Is that you brother? Father.” said another man. the villagers sometimes had to walk very far away to fi nd water. maybe she is an angel. the girl disappeared. they were right. They needed water for their daily needs.” “Where are you going to find it?” “I don’t know. When they showed the diamond . Jantur is here!!” screamed Menur. Jantur became a very good man. However. a long time ago. I suffer an illness. it was very difficult to go there. Jantur was surprised.
Jantur was lazy. Jantur was a boy and Menur was a girl and they had different personalities. Finally. She always reminded her brother to behave well. “Our great great grand parents named this kind of diamond as Manikan. Her father then advised him. So he sold the last wealth. he just walked and walked. His body was very thin. Menur and her parents lived in another place. “Since the diamond was found next to the water spring. After Jantur sold the house. So let’s name the water spring as Manikan. “Arrrgggh! What took you so long? I’m hungry. He could do anything he wanted. and it was getting worse.to the head of the village. However. He always said bad words when he was angry. He did not have any money and he did not have a house. After his parents and his sister left he house. patient and always helped their parents. Menur was a very kind. They were rich. When all the money was gone. Menur told them about Janturís bad behavior. they did not bring anything. He suffered skin disease. He wanted to have much money in an easy way. “Be patient Jantur Iím still cooking. Jantur was lazy. Jantur did not have a way to go. goats.” Then he continued. At fi rst he felt very happy because no one disturbed him. he got angry easily. The people are happy because they have fertile land. However. Jantur asked his parents and his sister to leave the house. How about Jantur? Soon all his parents’ wealth was gone. he said. diligent. And he said bad words to Menur. He even spent his parents’ money for bad things. When they left home. *** 0 comments Jantur and Menur Folklore from East Java JANTUR and Menur were twins.” Everybody agreed. he did not want to work. It was not surprising that Jantur became poor again. Meanwhile. he arrived at his . “Menur! Where are you? Iím hungry! Give me some food!” said Jantur. he spent the money foolishly. Jantur did not want to listen to him. cocks and hens. Why donít you help me mop the floor? Father and mother will be home soon. cows. Menur was very sad. When their parents went home. He ignored him. The word Manikan had changed into Panekan. They were very sad. his skin was full of black dots. it was the house. again. he sold his parents animals.” said Menur. they could build a new home and they had new animals. Because they worked very hard. you are so slow!” said Janur. the food is not ready yet. They never thought that Jantur would ask them to leave the house. And now Panekan has become a great area in East Java. Jantur lived alone. Since then the area was named Manikan. She cried.
I’m ugly and I’m sure the princess doesn’t want to marry me. The man was ugly.” The man thought it was a great idea. Menur was in front of the house sweeping the fl oor. “How can I propose her? The princess even refused the proposal from handsome and rich men. “Are you hungry? Here. He immediately made the best mask. Many young men fell in love with her and proposed her to be their wife. I will talk to my daughter. I was punished by God. “Your majesty. But he could not stop thinking about her.” that’s what this ugly man always thought. “Jantur? Is that you brother? Father.. *** 0 comments The Twin Masks Folklore from East Java A long time ago in East Java. I’m here to propose your daughter. Jantur was happy. “You are a great mask maker. Make a mask of a handsome face and wear it when you propose the princess. they did not recognize each other. He also fell in love with the princess but he did not have any courage to propose her.” promised Jantur. is that really you? Father. And when the mask was finished. I promise I will be good. he wore it. there was a young man who lived with his mother. And that made his mother really worried about him. the man was ill. The man’s job was a mask maker. I have done bad things to you all. And as he promised. mother. Jantur became a very good man. He did not want to eat and he could not sleep either.. Amazingly the mask really looked like a real face. I. In the small village. Jantur is here!!” screamed Menur.” said the king. mother. there was a kingdom named Bintolo. I suffer an illness. I have some food. Days and nights the mask maker always thought the beautiful princess. So he went to the palace confidently. They have already forgiven Jantur and amazingly Jantur was cured. “Mother. Menur thought that Jantur was a beggar. . “Stay here. But the princess always refused the wedding proposal politely.” said Menur. Jantur was surprised. The family now reunited. “What's a matter with you? Is there something wrong? Please tell me. At fi rst. Soon. The king had a very beautiful princess.” “I.” The mother replied. “Jantur my sonÖ what happened to you?” said his mother. love the princess. He was so hungry that he did not recognize his sister. She always said that she did not want to get married yet.” said the man to the king.parents’ house. But I’m not confident enough to express my feelings to her. and I don’t have a house to live. Mother.. and Menur! Please forgive me. I’m poor. His father died a long time ago. However Menur knew him.
” said the king.. The King was very happy Patih Sidapaksa brought him a young deer. Patih Sidapaksa continued his hunting and after he got a young deer he returned to the hut. *** 0 comments The Legend of Banyuwangi Folklore from East Java ONCE upon a time in Sindureja Kingdom. Dear. If you love him. Until now people in Lumajang. I want to wear it in our wedding.“How can I help you Sir?” asked the girl. Patih Sidapaksa took the mission. he could marry the girl of his dream. She was very beautiful. During the wedding.. East Java. He pointed his arrow to the deer. He then planned to tell the truth to the princess and the king. "I. However.The king then told his daughter that there was a very handsome man wanted to propose her.am looking for a young deer". The girl's name was Sri Tanjung and her father's name was Ki Buyut. You can continue hunting tomorrow morning. the princess was not angry.” said the princess. “It’s all up to you. you can marry him. Now. A young and beautiful girl opened the door. I love you the way you are. Both my father and I are happy to welcome you. When he arrived at the jungle. His dream finally came true.. Patih Sidapaksa knocked the door. Patih Sidapaksa was speechless. But she fell in love with his mask. He was running and running until he arrived at a hut. Unfortunately. still do the dance. Luckily. She thought that he was the most handsome man in the world. At first the man was very happy. all the guests were surprised to see the bride and the groom were wearing the same masks. Sri Tanjung also loved him. said the girl. You can find a lot of deer in the jungle. He came back because he wanted to marry Sri Tanjung. he missed the target. he realized that the princess did not fall in love with him. King Sidareja was talking to his vice regent. And when the princess met the man. because you are so handsome. Patih Sidapaksa accepted the offer. Later the princess told the king that she accepted the man’s wedding proposal. He ran after the deer. But after I know you so well. The King asked Patih Sidapaksa to give him the flesh of a young deer.. In the morning. he saw a young deer. . After the man told the truth about the mask. The man was ready with all the risks. his name was Patih Sidapaksa. But it s already late and it will be dark soon. she fell in love with him at the first sight. He introduced himself. You can come and spend the night here.I. I want you to make the same mask you are wearing. Patih Sidapaksa fell in love at the first sight. Later Patih Sidapaksa asked them to join him to the palace. And that inspired some people to create a dance and named it Joged Topeng Kembar or Twin Masks Dance. “It is true I love you at the first time we met.
The King was angry and put her in the jail. Sadly he could not meet Sri Tanjung. people instantly said Banyuwangi. Suddenly he throws the food on the floor. After Patih Sidapaksa left. When their parents return home. They now stay in a mountain. he always says bad things. He said Sri Tanjung was in jail because she asked the King to marry her. Menur is kind.However he was also amazed by the beauty of Sri Tanjung. Menur then cooks for her brother. Sri Tanjung died. The King lied. Indran Kingdom was not an ordinary kingdom. “Why did you defend her? Why didn’t you support me? I f you don’t love me anymore. Throw me to the river.However if the river smells bad. He wanted to marry Sri Tanjung. Since then the place is named Banyuwangi. it means I m innocent.Luckily. “Why did you do that to your sister? She already helped you. On the other hand. said Sri Tanjung. She loved Patih Sidapaksa and she already promised to wait for him. Jantur is lazy and gets angry easily. He proposed Sri Tanjung to marry him.” “Lease don’t say that. go away! I hate you all!” Jantur is very angry. he asked Sri Tanjung to wait for him. then the King is lying. At first Patih Sidapaksa believed the King. Banyu means water and Wangi means good smell. Slowly she collects the food on the floor and put it in the trash bin. Patih Sidapaksa could do the mission and came back to the palace. However he still accepted the mission. The father advises Jantur. When Jantur is angry. She is very sad. When their parents are working in a paddy field.” Jantur is angry. He is hungry. She did not accept the proposal. He regretted not to believe her. Jantur is a boy and Menur is a girl. After the food is served. The King asked Patih Sidapaksa to give him three golden rings from Indran Kingdom. Menur tells about the food. And before he left. If the river smells good. It was a kingdom of criminals! No one ever came back after going there. Patih Sidapaksa knew the mission was more difficult than hunting a young deer. The King had a bad plan. Patih Sidapaksa was very sorry. Jantur and Menur are very different. Jantur eats. So he gave Patih Sidapaksa a very difficult mission. But she is not angry to her brother. Patih Sidapaksa then threw her into the river. Everyday they pray to God to make Jantur becomes . Jantur as Menur to cook. “ father tries to calm him down. The King said Sri Tanjung wanted to be a queen. Amazingly. the river smelled good. He promised Sri Tanjung to be a queen. “I don’t care! Her food is not delicious! I hate her. Menur and her parents then leave the house. “What food is this? Yuck! It’s not delicious!” Menur cries. The King also fell in love with her. and patient girl. diligent. the King approached Sri Tanjung. When the river smelled good. *** 1 comments Ungrateful Son A Folktale from East Java JATUR and Menur are twins. She is your sister. He cannot control himself. But Sri Tanjung then said.
Jantur suffers a disease. They are poor. Now please forgive me. they see a bag full of gold coins. My mother is very ill. Sidomukti is . and Menur. Then he leaves his house to look for his parents and his sister. "No. Now God hears our pray. take this gift. “I’m sorry. I fell when he washunting here. "You are a very kind girl. "No. "Thank you very much. Dad. She then collects many woods and plans to sell them. "I can help you. What do you want?" "I don't anything. His body is full of umors. I want to return your ring. I promise I will be a good person. "Is this your ring?" asks Putri Kemuning. Putri Kemuning has animal friends.” Jantur says." Putri Kemuning goes home. Now. Finally she says. I’m sorry Menur. This is the King Ngarancang Kencono's ring. They are very happy because they can buy medicine. *** 0 comments Sidomukti A Folktale from East Java SIDOMUKTI and his father live in Widorokandang. I have to return this ring to the king. When she arrives. Her mother is very proud of her. Mom. Take this ring and then sell it. God! Thank you. Come here…” Mom then hugs Jantur.a good person. Everyday we pray for you. “We all already forgave you. "What is your name and what is your purpose here?" says the king. She wants to spend the money to buy medicine. Nobody wants to see him. It’s very bad. Now." Putri Kemuning hesitates. He is worried because Putri Kemuning looks very sad. East Java. Mom and Dad. Putri Kemuning tells her mother about the king's ring.*** 0 comments Putri Kemuning A folktale from East Java Putri Kemuning and her mother live in a jungle. I want to give you something. He looks very ugly. When they open the gift." says Putri Kemuning. Putri Kemuning meets her animal friend." says the rabbit. "My name is Putri Kemuning. One day. He regrets. In the jungle. Putri Kemuning always helps her mother collect woods in the jungle and sell them in the market. Right now. I just want to go home. Jantur realizes that God punishes him." says Putri Kemuning. the rabbit. Son. Putri Kemuning is very sad because she does not have enough money to buy medicine. I have done bad things to you all. Suddenly all the tumors in Jantur’s body are gone! Jantur is very happy. Not long after that. Putri Kemuning tells the problem to the rabbit. He asks for their forgiveness. She really needs the money but it is not her ring." Putri Kemuning then goes to see the king at his palace. While She collects the woods. “Thank you. Putri Kemuning's mother is ill. Finally he finds them.
spoons." said the aunt. Her parents died when she was a baby. "Don't be afraid. Putri Bunga sang a song.sad. she was too busy cleaning the forks." "Well. Because you already helped me. "Who are you?" The beautiful woman answers. forks. He takes a broom in the corner of the room. You can continue searching for the leaves tomorrow. "Aunty. Sidomukti then immediately goes to the jungle. she immediately cleaned all the dirty kitchen utensils. While he sleeping. it's getting late outside and going to be dark soon. They put them on the riverside. Sidomukti screams in pain. Actually I'm a princess. She greeted people she met nicely. His father is seriously ill. She lived with her uncle and aunt. To show his gratitude to Sidomukti. I was the old woman. But please be careful. "Yes. He wants to use something to kill the black spider. An old woman opens the door. On the way to the river. He goes to the hut and knocks the door. and the cooking pot. I want to find some special leaves for his medicine. "the old woman offers him a help. He also orders his people to help Sidomukti find the special leaves. sweeping and mopping. He asks her. and the last one was the cooking pot. Putri Bunga was a beautiful girl." said Putri Bunga. Everybody in the village knew her. That's hurts!!!" He is looking around the bed room. Dear. When she was cleaning the forks. people greeted her back warmly. young man?" asks her. In return. When arrived at the riverside. spoons. Sidomukti goes here and there to find the leaves. In the jungle. A witch cursed me into an old woman. "My father is very ill. I will tell my father the King to help you. The spider stings him. suddenly he finds a hut." said Putri Bunga to her aunt. young man. Her aunt watched her go. I have done the chores. While he is busy searching the leaves. a golden fish was rushed by the water and went into the cooking pot. *** 0 comments Putri Bunga and the Prince of Fish Folklore from East Java PUTRI Bunga was a kind girl. He feels very tired and wants to sleep. "What can I do for you. "I will. Putri Bunga did not see the fish. . she heard someone called her name and asked for help. he feels something moving on his leg. go home immediately. the king gave him gold. Suddenly. Aunty. And don't spend too much time there. "Ouuuchh. Why don't you stay here and spend the night in my place. She was a truly polite girl. She was an orphan. The king is very happy his daughter is back. One by one she cleaned the plates. "Gotcha?" He kills the black spider. forks. His father asks him to go to a jungle to take some special leaves for his medicine. Putri Bunga then rushed to the river. After you have finished. Sidomukti agrees. She also put a black spider to guard me. Suddenly a beautiful woman comes to his room." Sidomukti and the princess then go to the kingdom. Now I want to go to the river to clean the dirty plates. Sidomukti is confused.
I'm the prince of fish. Every time you go to the riverside. she could be the new queen." The man then continued. I have known you for a long time. "Putri Bunga. please help me. She then continued cleaning the forks. "A golden fish? Why is it inside the cooking pot?" She then took the fish up. Will you marry me?" Putri Bunga was surprised. please help me!" Putri Bunga looked around. *** 0 comments Cindelaras Folklore from East Java RADEN Putra was the king of Jenggala kingdom. I'm inside the cooking pot. . You also have to make us happy. He had a beautiful queen." said Putri Bunga. the concubine had bad personalities. She was jealous with the queen. the king also had a beautiful concubine. She did not see anyone in the riverside. I'm the golden fish you helped."Putri Bunga. She then looked inside the cooking pot. But you have to live with me and my uncle and aunt on the land. I always watch you. Unlike the queen. Putri Bunga. I was rushed by the water and accidentally went inside your cooking pot. Before she did that." Putri Bunga did not believe what she heard. But she was so curious. She never thought that a prince of fish would propose her. the fish turned into a handsome man. "I will marry you. Besides that. She wanted to throw the fish back to the river. Putri Bunga. Then they got married and lived happily ever after. "Don't be afraid. She then said. I'm in love with you. By doing so. you are very beautiful. so she planned to make the queen leave the palace. The prince of fish agreed. "Putri Bunga.
He then told the king about her mother living in the jungle. He lives in the jungle. the rooster sang the song. He sent the queen to a jungle. and handsome young man. *** 0 comments Jaka Tarub and Nawang Wulan Folklore from East Java A Tarub was a handsome young man. After several months lived in the jungle. He ordered the concubine to be sent to jail. he ignored it. They told the king that the queen wanted to poison him. he would be punished in a jail. That's why he was still single. They asked him to fight his rooster with their roosters. He talked to his mother about it. Later. he met some people. he could not stand it anymore. The song was about Cindelaras and his father. The king made a bet. an eagle dropped an egg. His mother told him the whole story. On the way to go there. Cindelaras’ rooster won the fight! Then. He decided to go to the palace to meet the king. the queen waspregnant. Besides that. His father is a king. Raden Putra. However Jaka Tarub thought that they were not beautiful enough to be his wife. In just few minutes. the palace healer admitted his mistake. The king was angry. the queen gave birth to a healthy baby boy. if Cindelaras’s rooster lost. He won again and again. However. Cindelaras was very surprised. He wanted to have a very beautiful . Many young girls fell in love with him. The king was very angry. Cindelaras also brought his rooster to go to the palace. There was one condition that the king did not know. However. he would get all king’s jewellery. he asked who Cindelaras was. He was very popular in the village. She never tried to kill the king. He said that the queen was innocent. If Cindelaras’ rooster won the fight. His name is Raden Putra. “My master is Cindelaras. The rooster had a magical skill. The king immediately went to the jungle to pick up his wife. It is the punishment for her. healthy. He apologized for sending her to the jungle and made her the queen again. He grew up as a nice. Cindelaras’ rooster won the fight. So. He took the egg and carefully took care of it. while Cindelaras helped her mother to collect some fire woods. he invited Cindelaras to the palace to fight his rooster with the king’s rooster.The concubine asked the palace healer to help her do the bad plan. When Cindelaras first heard that song. It was very powerful and skilful in fighting with other roosters. One day. his father.” The rooster often sang the song. the rooster could also sing. The king was surprised. The egg hatched into a chick and then it became a strong rooster. Cindelaras great rooster was heard by King Raden Putra. She named him Cindelaras. The two roosters fought bravely.
take her out of the house and I'll come to get her. When there is full moon." said Jaka Tarub. And that made one fairy could not fly back to the sky. Jaka Tarub then decided to go back to the waterfall. They did not have to work hard like their neighbors. It was because Nawang Wulan used her magic in cooking. Now she had to take a big portion of rice to cook. My name is Nawang Wulan. she found her shawl. The noise was from the girls taking a bath in the waterfall. He then opened the cooking pan's lid. They had a happy life. "I will go home now. And when Nawang Wulan wanted to take the last portion of rice. Jaka Tarub went to the forest to collect some woods. But Nawang Wulan never came back. Jaka Tarub was really sad. I will give you anything if you can find my shawl.wife. They always had enough rice to eat. Jaka Tarub asked her about the magic.As always. Jaka Tarub was really curious. One day. On the next day.They had a baby girl. Take care of our daughter. "What's wrong? Why are you crying?" "I lost my shawl. Suddenly he heard some noise from the waterfall. Jaka Tarub always went out of the house with his daughter when there was full moon. Nawang Wulan did not tell him the secret and asked him not to open the cooking pan's lid. Later they got married. Jaka Tarub hid the shawl in the silo. When he arrived there. One day. When she got home. After that they went to Jaka Tarub's home.Nawang Wulan was really happy. Amazingly after they wore the shawls. the girls slowly took their shawls." "I'll help you. She then said. Jaka Tarub walked to the area. they had to work hard to get a lot of rice to cook. She said that if Jaka Tarub opened the lid. he saw seven beautiful girls taking a bath. You can be my wife. He was curious. they flew to the sky. After they were finished. When those fairies were taking a bath. *** 1 comments The Legend of Surabaya The Legend of Surabaya Folklore from East Java . All my sisters have left me. She was angry because she already lost the magic in cooking. he stole one of their shawls. Then Jaka Tarub pretended to look for the shawl. Nawang Wulan knew that Jaka Tarub had opened the lid.She cried. He was still thinking about those seven beautiful girls. They were not humans. He saw there was only a small portion of rice to cook." Nawang Wulan then flew to the sky.Slowly. Jaka Tarub then approached her. He was very restless. They were fairies!After that Jaka Tarub went home. I cannot go back home. And of course they could not find it. Slowly there was not enough rice in the silo. He was really amazed by their beauty. you can stay at my house. But if we can?t find it. And to keep the promise.
Let’s share our territory. Do you agree?” asked Sura. After several hours. And you live on the land. I will never go to the sea again. He bit very hard until Sura finally gave up. “Me too. He had his place again. They both hit each other. “Hmm. this is my lunch. Baya did the same thing to Sura. right? So. The place where they were fighting was a mess. *** 0 comments Joko Panjer and Lara Inten Joko Panjer and Lara Inten A Folktale from East Java . I agree. they were very tired. But one day. Baya.. Baya was very happy.” said Sura. “I’m tired of fighting. My place is on the land. Sura bit BayaÕs tail. I do. “Yes.” said Baya. It was a very hot day. so we will never meet again. Suddenly. Then Sura and Baya fought again. But when they were hungry. what are you doing here? This is my place.. He went back to the sea. They then named the place of the fight as Surabaya. right? So. this is also my place!” said Sura. You are greedy! I had not eaten for two days!” said Sura. they were friends. Actually. What should we do to stop fighting? Do you have any idea?” asked Baya. they were very greedy. Sura and Baya. They did not want to share their food. From today. People also put their fight as the symbol of Surabaya city. so I look for food in the sea. it’s from Sura the shark and Baya the crocodile. Baya was very angry when he knew that Sura broke the promise. “No way! This is my lunch. Then Sura and Baya fought again. Sura went to the land and looked for some food in the river. OK. Your place is in the sea!” “But. The border is the beach. Sura had a plan to stop their bad behavior. you look for the food also on the land. “Yummy.A long time ago in East Java there were two strong animals. let me think about it. Baya saw a goat. Sura and Baya were looking for some food. He was very hungry and there was not much food in the sea. Sura was a shark and Baya was a crocodile. People then always talked about the fight between Sura and Baya. They lived in a sea. Then they both lived in the different places. Blood was everywhere. I live in the water. They would fight for it and never stop fighting until one of them gave up. “Hey. there is water in the river.” said Baya.
” “You are a princess? Why didn’t you tell me?” asked Joko to Lara. I already told you. while Joko and Lara were playing.’ “Yes. while Joko was busy looking after the cows. “My name is Lara Inten. Now we know why you always disappear in the palace. here you are. Please come back with us. He felt that the girl was not from his neighbourhood. they played hide and seek and other times they just sang some songs. because I am lonely. They were happy! In one afternoon. One day.'JOKO Panjer. Now the family were not poor anymore. *** 0 comments The Story of Pari Temple . Everyday he did not have a friend to talk and play together. I want you to be my friend. The cows are also full. young girl. He was surprised to see a little girl on the field. the king and the queen are waiting for you.” Lara Inten then returned back to the palace. take the cows home. Joko Panjer. If you know who I am. Joko’s parents were very happy. was a shepherd. Lara Inten and Joko were friends. you don’t want to play with me. “Joko. Since then. father. All of his friends were in the village. Sometimes. She dressed beautifully. Joko Panjer was a nice and diligent boy. Joko was also lonely on the field. “I’m Joko Panjer. Everyday his father always asked him to take the cows to the field to eat some grass. Now everyday. She talked to her parents about Joko. I’m going home now. a little girl came to him. Lara Inten. They always had a good time on the field. may I be your friend?” Actually. May I be your friend? I don’t have a friend to play. Joko and Lara could play together.It’s late and going to rain soon. What’s your name? And what are you doing here? Where do you live?” Joko gave her some questions. “Princess Lara. you don’t want to play with me. He always obeyed and helped his poor parents. suddenly some men came to them. Those men were soldiers from the kingdom. So. The king and the queen then decided to ask Joko and his family to stay in the palace. “Hello.” said the little girl. where do you live? Where are you from?” “If I tell you.” The boy.
Dewi. he decided to visit him. grew a lot of rice. He then said. Although very beautiful. you have to work hard like me!" said Jaka. He kept on doing his activity. Pari means rice. Agree?" Jaka took a deep breath. Kiai Gede Penanggungan taught him many things." Right after he said those words. "You two are like temples. she was not married yet. "My daughter. take this seed of pari. After several years living with Kiai Gede Penanggungan."Yes. He had supernatural power. That's why Kiai Gede Penanggungan prayed days and nights for her daughter. "I know you can't live with me forever. God answered his prayer. now it was time for the couple to leave him and found a new life as husband and wife. come here! I want to talk to you. I came here because I want to be your student. Soon. an old man lived in Penanggungan Mountain. "I will take you as my student but you have to marry my daughter. Her name was Dewi Walangangin. Jaka . Slowly." Both Dewi Walangangin and Jaka Pandelegan lived a happy marriage." But Dewi also ignored him. His name was Kiai Gede Penanggungan. Kiai Gede Penanggungan was really angry. I will marry your daughter. Every time people ask you. he was even happier. Don't be arrogant when you are rich. Then.The Story of Pari Temple Folklore from East Java A long time ago. Especially Jaka. Finally. "Jaka Pandelegan. A young handsome man came to his place. The poor neighbours came to the couple to ask for some pari seed. give them some. So. an incredible thing happened. Kiai Gede Penanggungan also had a beautiful daughter. Then he said. Before you go. I agree. "My name is Jaka Pandelegan. I want to learn a lot of things from you." After that. your father. You cannot listen to me. "No way! If you want to eat." said the young man. Kiai Gede Penanggungan immediately called their names when he arrived in the rice field." But Jaka ignored him. He wanted to remind him about his promise. It's me. Now the couple became very rich. the couple left him and brought pari seed. they planted the seed. Kiai Gede Penanggungan heard his bad behaviour. in the new place.
She had a special knife to cut the vegetables or meat. then he was the father. She was not spoiled and liked to do the household chores and cooking. the most beautiful daughter was the youngest one. they all sat down in a big circle. the palace healer was surprised. everybody was busy making a knife. After all men came to the palace. She always kept the knife carefully. The palace healer knew how to find out the father of the baby. they brought the knives to the palace. The king would give great rewards for the winner. Later the king sent Maniki. Soon. Therefore the king had a competition. the Princess was not interested. His name was Maniki. She immediately brought the knife to the kitchen and began to cook. The baby was in the middle. She was a kind girl. But the king ignored him. Sadly. She thought that all the knives were not as beautiful as her knife. The king loved his daughters very much. Nine months later. the villagers showed their knives to Princess Bungsu. She was very sad. He came to a young man. If the baby crawled to the man holding the banana. people then named them as Pari Temple. He invited all men in the kingdom. He was handsome and very helpful to others and also skillful.and Dewi turned into temples. . Princess Bungsu really loved the knife. Among the seven daughters. She always stayed in the palace and never had any contacts with any men. It was Maniki! Maniki was confused. He had seven beautiful daughters and he did not have a son yet. One day the princess’ knife was broken. The king was really angry. He found out that Princess Bungsu was pregnant! He immediately reported to the king. He asked the princess who the father of the baby was. He said that he was innocent. He asked the people to make a new knife for his daughter. One by one. a young man came to the palace. He brought his knife and showed it to Princess Bungsu. Then he gave each of them a banana. The knife was very beautiful. She did not want to cook anymore. In one morning. Her name was Princess Bungsu. After a while. Amazingly the baby started to crawl. He could make anything. She even brought the knife to her bed room and put it on the pillow. He did not want to see his youngest daughter sad. Princess Bungsu did not feel very well. On the following day. Princess Bungsu liked it instantly. Maniki also wanted to join the competition. Because the temples stood among the pari. After they were finished. the princess had a baby son. The princess was confused. The king then asked the palace healer to cure the illness.*** Princess Bungsu and Maniki Folklore from East Kalimantan Once upon a time there was a king in Berau Kingdom. The king was wise.
the proposals kept on coming to her. That was why she did not reject the proposal immediately. the Chinese prince asked a messenger to meet the queen. However. When he met Maniki and Princess Bungsu. He saw the prince was eating. please tell me about your prince. she was still not interested in getting married.When the ship arrived at Muara Kaman. She only wanted to take care of her people. The Chinese prince came with a big ship. But he could hear how the prince ate. Many kings and princes did not give up. The queen asked the soldier to describe her how the Chinese prince looked like. They worked hard and always saved their money. there was a kingdom in Muara Kaman. He is a very rich man and also very handsome. She asked one soldier to secretly go to the ship. They decided to go to the palace to visit the king. However. kind. The messenger then told the queen about the wedding proposal.*** 0 comments Queen Aji Bidara Putih Folklore from East Kalimantan ONCE upon a time in East Kalimantan. and loving to her people. He was peeping from a hole. The soldier could not see the prince clearly. Your Majesty. He brought his soldiers and also a lot of jewelleries. One day they heard that the king was terribly ill. Days passed by and the baby turned to a boy. The kingdom was led by Queen Aji Bidara Putih. Alright then. asked the queen. One of them was a prince from China. said the queen. It was true. Maniki and Princess Bungsu were also rich. Many kings and princes from other kingdoms have tried to propose her.Princess Bungsu and the baby to the jungle as a punishment. tell your prince I need time to think. The hole was too small. . the king apologized to them and asked them to stay in the palace.The soldier was finally able to enter the ship. The queen was single.Before I accept the proposal. she did not want to choose the wrong husband.The queen thought it was time for her to get married.The prince was eating using chopsticks. She was also wise. He was terribly ill because he felt guilty by sending her daughter to the jungle. She was a very beautiful queen. The king was dying.Though the queen has rejected proposal from many rich men. She felt she was old enough. The prince wanted to give the jewelleries as wedding proposals.
Maybe he is a ghost! said the soldier.The Chinese soldiers were able to beat the Muara Kaman s soldiers. The Chinese soldiers died and from the ground appeared a lake.He made strange sounds when he was eating. The voice asked her to chew betel then threw the betel to the Chinese soldiers. People of Muara Kaman then named it as Danau Lipan or Centipede Lake. Amazingly. The queen then decided to refuse the wedding proposal. The soldier was so scared. She then prayed to God. He told the queen about the strange sound. the soldier immediately reported to the queen.*** 0 comments The Legend of Pesut Mahakam Folklore from East Kalimantan . Your Majesty. And sometimes people could find pieces of antique Chinese porcelain in that lake. He thought the soldier was a ghost!When he arrived back at the palace. At first. the betel changed into giant centipedes and attacked them. she heard a voice. Suddenly.Maybe he is not a human. But the soldier was very sure with what he heard. the queen did not believe him. He thought the prince was not a real human. He asked his soldiers to attack Muara Kaman kingdom. He never heard that sound before.Queen Aji Bidara Putih was cornered in the palace. And that made theChinese prince got very angry.
It was a very long dry season. They brought good news. Their rice slowly was gone. they were very happy. there was a rich family. “I’m not going with you! I will stay here. I have enough rice for my family. Later. There was a waterfall and it was enough to water their rice fields. The villagers knew it was useless to ask Pak Pesut to join them. He was known not because of his wealth. . The head of the family was Pak Pesut. They had enough water from the waterfall. When they arrived at the new place. The villagers always worked hard. but because his stinginess. Although they were poor. they all left him and his family alone in the village. Some villagers went to Pak Pesut’s house to inform about the waterfall. After several weeks looked for a new place. So. We will survive!” said Pak Pesut arrogantly. The village was near the Mahakam River. Therefore. His family always ignored people. finally those young men arrived. there was a village in East Kalimantan. the villagers did not hate him. Soon they would not have enough rice to eat. Pak Pesut and his family were beginning to worry.A long time ago. Then they sent some young men to look for a place that had enough water for their rice fields. all the villagers rushed to the new place. They also helped each other. In the village. Everybody knew Pak Pesut. all villagers were planning to leave their village and find other place to stay. The villagers could not harvest the rice. All the rice fields could not get water properly. they all were very happy. He did not like to help others. That’s why Pak Pesut’s family always lived alone and never mingled with others. Although Pak Pesut was stingy. In the mean time.
They rushed to Mahakam River. One of them was Putri Tangguk. they brought the rice. She wanted to take care of the children and mingle with the neighbours. Suddenly.” said his son. “Please mercy me. Give me a little rice please. she went to the barn. However she could not find any rice in the kitchen. Amazingly. Don't worry. They were very happy with their life. Surprisingly. And after they finished. The people were farmers. "The road is slippery. The fish looked like dolphin. She lived with her husband and her children. She was really upset. Putri Tangguk and her husband had a very small rice field. she asked her husband to put the rice on the road.It was in the morning when Pak Pesut’s wife was cooking their last portion of rice. Putri Tangguk fell down several times. everybody named the fish as Pesut fish. they did not fall down. Amazingly. A beggar came to his house. Therefore the road is not going to be slippery. Their harvest was always abundant. Later. their rice was only left a little. Later. Although he did not completely agree with her idea. One day. Pak Pesut immediately asked his family to eat the rice. It was very hot. She was surprised and she felt that she just took some rice from the barn and put it in the kitchen. When they arrived home. The idea worked. we can step on it. Putri Tangguk wanted to cook some rice. “But the rice is still in the cooking pot. the husband still threw the rice in front of them. we have an amazing rice field right?" asked Putri Tangguk. Our rice is stolen!" said Putri Tangguk. “Go out! I don’t have enough rice. If we throw the rice on the field. The rain made the road slippery. rain fell down heavily. He was worried the beggar would enter his house and stole the rice. *** Putri Tangguk Folklore from Jambi THERE was a village in Jambi. They put their harvest in their big barn. “I don’t care! If you all don’t eat now. He was lying. If we eat the rice. She immediately told her husband about the missing rice. Putri Tangguk always helped her husband in the rice field. Pak Pesut family slowly changed into fish. "What for?" asked the husband. They needed water to drink. you will never eat again. It was only enough for their . Mother is still cooking it. the rice field was able to harvest a lot of rice. On the way home. The beggar saw the incident. "Look! The rice is gone. Since then. He then prayed to God. someone knocked the door. Then. I’m so hungry. Pak Pesut and his family ate the rice.” said Pak Pesut. It was so hot that they finally jumped to the river.” said Pak Pesut. there was no rice in the barn. it will be very hot. In the morning. Putri Tangguk and her husband immediately went to the rice field.” asked the beggar. she said that she wanted to quit helping her husband. Every time they stepped on the rice.
and a winding machine. Then came another contestant but he also failed." said the old man. She could only feel sorry. Unfortunately he also failed in the last test. You stepped on us! The god of the rice was really angry. I have a suggestion. He had to enter the winding machine. He cannot feel the pain if we burn him. He decided not to give you a lot of rice anymore. The villagers thought that they needed a leader to guide them. said the leader from Tujuh Koto. he will survive. Then another contestant came forward. An old man came to her and said. The machine was stopped. So. All the leaders had prepared fire. let’s set the criteria. Our king should be physically strong. Then. You treated us badly. a hot water. now every village must send one representative. He must be the strongest and the most respected." "I am one of the rice you threw away on the road. The villagers of those five villages lived peacefully. Soon. He knew his bones could break. He failed. said the leader from Petajin. You can only get a little rice.*** 3 comments The Legend of Jambi Kingdom Folklore from Jambi Once upon a time. They planned to fill their barn. At night Putri Tangguk had a dream. Choose the best man in your village. The man was a bit scared. said another leader. If we mill him in winding machine. Then. They wanted to have a king. their rice field was full of grass. there were five villages. The king should be strong from fire. Sembilan Koto. said leader from Muaro Sebo. The first one to come was the villager of Tujuh Koto. and Batin Duo Belas. He survived! Audiences were applauding. So. the king should be strong and have good manners. said one leader.dinner. the best five men were gathered in the field. the number of villagers grew highly. They were really confused. All the best men from five villagers failed. There was no rice at all. They wanted to set the criteria who could be their king. The king should be able to protect us from the enemies. She knew it was wrong to throw away the rice but it was too late. The leaders of the five villagers then had a meeting. Next he had to be boiled inside a big water jug. And he cannot feel the pain when we boil him in the hot water. The machine was made of steel. Not only that. First he had to walk through a ring of fire. I agree. . They helped each other. Muaro Sebo. He should also be well respected by us. said one leader. the leaders from the five villages had a meeting. Putri Tangguk then woke up. he screamed in pain. he was lying on the surface. "You were really ungrateful. The water was so hot but still he survived! Finally. Tomorrow morning. they planned to go to their rice field and took a lot of rice. She really regretted what she did. Later. Surprisingly when they arrived. he had to do the last test. Alright then. Tujuh Koto. However they were not worried. Petajin. Right after his feet were milled.
If you see the crocodile near you. She saw something shining in the dark. *** Showing posts with label Lampung. they always looked for the best man. Aminah was drowned. But they were wrong. no one dared to take the tests. He passed the first test. Aminah then took her sampan. “You can take those jewelries. When he was lying on the surface. The man was interested and they went back to their hometown. there was a village. “Don’t be afraid.. Then. let s find from other area. she found a lot of jewelries. she was inside a big cave.” The voice was from the crocodile. they arrived in India. to run but she was cornered. And every time they visited an island. She did not want to make any noise. Finally. Then. The crocodile was right in front of her. he was boiled in the hot water and amazingly he survived. “I will be careful. They finally had a strong king that could protect them. But you have to stay with me. Aminah was a kind daughter. She was unconscious.If we cannot find a king from our place. He passed the test. But she was wrong! The big crocodile was looking at her. “Help! Somebody please help me!” screamed Aminah. The man survived. She always obeyed her parents. The crocodile was swimming silently. I was a pirate and always stole . She did not want the crocodile to hear her. it attacked the sampan. She was a beautiful girl. When they arrived. not many people dared to sail in Tulang Bawang River. It was the same crocodile that attacked her in the river. She rowed it slowly. One day her parents asked her to go to another village. They then sailed the sea. the man immediately took the tests. A big crocodile lived there. There was a strong man there. However. Mother.. When she was awake. People believed the crocodile would eat anyone who sailing in the river. Not far from the river. Aminah and her parents lived there. And then the final test. I’m not a real crocodile. She was very surprised. “Please be very careful.” said Aminah. It turned upside down. everybody screamed.” said the mother. I will come back to you later. row your sampan as fast as you can. And they named their kingdom as Jambi. She stood up and looked around. It was across the river. They were afraid the man’s bones would break just like other contestants bones. All the villagers were happy. Show all posts The Pirate Crocodile Folklore from Lampung A long time ago. Aminah was so scared. I promise you. They met him and talked about the tests. dear. Show all posts Showing posts with label Lampung. I was a human. Suddenly she heard a voice. When she approached it.
” suggested one man. She fi nally heard that Magohiduruu was dead. She spent her time crying. And then. And now I keep all the jewelries here inside the cave. They planned to get married. She did not . They all brought their children. He wanted to earn a lot of money before they got married. Later.” Those people were villagers in Lisawa. “Look! It is blue! I have never seen bluish water like this. A year ago. He was also surprised. Magohiduruu left the village to fi nd a better life. A year passed by but Magohiduruu did not come back yet. all the villagers gathered in the pond. He did not realize that he already broke his secret. Finally she arrived at the riverside. Aminah’s parents were very happy.people’s jewelries. Everybody was happy. Water was fl owing out of the big stones. It was very strange for them. He saw something strange. Majojaru was very sad. They sold all the jewelries and gave the money to other villagers.” said the head of the village. “The water is so fresh. He also wanted to know how it happened. “Who is she? We need to know who the girl is! Ask all the villagers including their children to gather here. “We have to report this to the head of the village. One woman told the villagers about them. They all agreed. Majojaru was very sad. he tried to taste the water. Soon. She told them that Magohiduruu and Majojaru were lovers. their daughter back home. They all prayed and fi nally they got the answer. she took the jewelries and went to the tunnel. the ground was full of water. The woman was Majoraru’s mother.” said another man. The water was clear and bluish. She met some villagers and they helped her. She was crying so badly until the tears was fl ooding the ground. However there were two families who did not bring their children. The water was clear and it was bluish. Come on. A witch cursed me into a crocodile. Aminah then pretended to agree stay inside the cave. Halmahera. Everyday she was always sat down under a big tree. They never saw water coming out of the stones before. the head of the village arrived at the pond. *** 0 comments The Legend of Blue Pond Folklore From Maluku “Hey look over there! Water is fl owing!” A man pointed out to a direction. Slowly. Those two children were teenagers. “There is a tunnel that connects the cave to the riverside. The water was fl owing from a girl’s tears. they were not poor anymore. He then asked all the elderly of the village pray to the gods and goddess. The water was flowing into a lower ground. let’s drink the water. When the crocodile was sleeping.” explained the crocodile.” “How do you go to the river?” asked Aminah. The boy was Magohiduruu and the girl was Majojaru.
With my big body. Let’s go to the alligator’s house. “Let’s prove it! Who wants to fight me? I can beat you easily. But the parents still love their children very much. “Are you still the king in this river? Are you going to harm the animals again?” “No. They are worried the snake will harm them. get out now!” The snake goes here and there. 0 comments The King of the River A Folktale from Maluku “The snake is coming!” screams a fish to his friends. All the animals agree with his idea. a fisherman and his wife lived with their two children. They are afraid of the snake. Before he goes. I’m your king. He is looking around for all the animals. I’m the biggest animal in this river. Everybody is equal. Ha…ha…ha! Now. The children are naughty.” says the turtle.” says the alligator. They are immediately hiding. all the villagers agreed to take care of the pond. They then prepare some food for him. And one day Majojaru disappeared. I’m not the king and I promise I will be good to them. “Mercy me. mercy me!” the snake screams in pain. a daughter and a son. I will twist your body. a snail. “Hey! Where is everybody!” says the snake. There is no king here.*** 0 comments Mother A Folktale from Maluku Maluku. They never listen to their parent's advice. “I heard what you do to the animals in the animals in this river. give me some food!” The animals are afraid. Talk to him about our problem. “I’m hungry. “We can’t be like this all the time. A frog. One day. Finally he finds them. The alligator uses his tail to hit the snake.” “You are not our king. the alligator meets the snake. and all other animals are surprised. but she never listened to them. Come on. “I have and idea. Give me some food. After the sake finishes eating and leaves them. Finally.believe that Magohiduruu had already died.” says the fish. You have to stop your bad behavior. She never returned to her home.” says the snake. After they heard the story. Her parents tried to comfort Majojaru.” The snake and the alligator than are fighting. They don’t have any courage to fight the snake. And since the water was bluish.” says the frog. they have a meeting. they named the pond as the Blue Pond. the father goes fishing as usual. “I’m not afraid of you. a turtle. He does that several times. “Ha…ha…ha…What are you doing here? Why are you hiding? Are you afraid of me? You should be afraid of me. he tells his children not to eat . I want to live peacefully. We ask him to help us. I can twist you easily. She always cried.
. the children have lunch... They scream. She goes to sea. Do not eat this fish-egg. she remains the children about the fish-egg. But why do you still eat that? Why do you never listen to us?" The mother runs. The children shouts. They continue playing." Not longer after that.the fish-egg.please don’t leave us!" The mother then stops in front of the big stone." The children are just laugh. "If you are hungry.. They do not pay attention to their father." "But father is not here. eat something else. They do not pay attention to their father... She is very angry. The children run after her. Once again. "Your father asked you not to eat the fish egg. The mother has to leave the house to do something. After that the big stone closes." The children just laugh. "Open up!" The big stone opens up. The mother then goes into the big stone. "Mother please forgives us!" But their mother never returns home. the mother comes home. don't eat it. After they finish playing.. The mother is suspicious. The son eats the fish-egg. "Hey. She is so surprised when the fish-egg is gone.. On the son's teeth there is some fish-egg left. So please. His sister reminds him. "We have told you not to eat the fish-egg. Father forbids us to eat that. she remains her children about the fish-egg.Mother. She knows that her son just ate it. Once again." Again. She says. "Mother. *** 0 comments The Deer and the Sea Snail The Deer and the Sea Snail Folklore from Maluku . the children do not listen to their mother. The mother has to leave the house to do something.so I can eat this fish egg.don't eat the fish-egg.
They were very proud of their ability in running very fast. In every cape. he arrived at the first cape. So.” said the leader. The distance between one cape to another was very far. Show all posts Putri Bungsu and the Dragons . the deer almost reached the twelfth cape but he was exhausted. the deer ran very fast. *** Showing posts with label Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam. “Do you see all the capes there? There are twelve capes. “What’s the rule?” asked the leader of the sea snails after he heard about the challenge. Not far from the jungle. They were very sure to win the match. Sea snails were slow in walking. And we stay here!” The sea snails then had a meeting. He shouted. He did not have any more strength to run. All animals watched this unique match. “Hey? Where are you?” “I’m here. After a few hours of running.” the deer leader pointed the capes. In just a second. from here until there. “Hooray!” said all the sea snails. there was a beautiful beach. He cancelled his plan to get some rest. the deer versus the sea snail. The deer heard about the beautiful beach and planned to live there. The runners were standing side by side. So the deer came back to the jungle and never returned to the beach. If my runner arrives first at the twelfth cape. They set a strategy to win the match. And the day of the match finally arrived. we’re the winner. And the deer always cancelled his plan to get some rest. He was really tired. you shout. Maluku. He continued running. A group of sea snail lived there. The deer were so embarrassed. He was another sea snail that was hiding in the first cape. If the deer won the match. there was always a sea snail. Finally. they took over the place and stayed there. Show all posts Showing posts with label Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam. If their runner arrives in every cape. He fell down on the ground. They had a plan to challenge snails in a running match. he already left the sea snail. They were just tricked by the clever sea snails. Then. “My plan is to put the twelve of us in every cape. “We run from the first cape until the twelfth cape. They always stayed in different places.A long time ago in a jungle in Aru Islands. the deer will never rest and gets very tired. The deer was surprised. And he gave up. lived a group of deer.” said the sea snail. They challenged other animals in a running match.
He also had supernatural power. While the body of the father dragon changed into a big stone. She wagged her tail. there were two dragons lived in Aceh. He brought the baby to the side. Putri Bungsu was adult. Suddenly they saw a baby beside a basket. putri Bungsu real parents were looking for her. People named the island as Pulau Banyak. Therefore Tuan Tapa challenged them to fight.. They asked Tuan Tapa to help them. She was a baby girl. There was an incident and accidentally Putri Bungsu was drifting in the river. They each claimed to be Putri's Bungsu's parents and they asked Putri bungsu to stay with them. You are our daughter. Although the baby was a human child.*** . Although he was alone and had to fight with two dragons. Tuan Tapa then asked the dragons to let Putri Bungsu leave and stay with her real parents. In mean time. She was very beautiful. The mother dragon was very sad and angry. "Myn husband. Putri Bungsu real parents were looking for her. In the mean time. After years looking for her. She escaped. The dragons were very happy. The dragons were male and female. look! There is a human baby inside the basket. We know it from the mark in your hand. The mother dragon was very angry. They always prayed to God to give them a child." said the mother dragon. people named the islands as Pulau Dua. The dragons were angry. Let's save the baby!" said the mother dragon. "Ha ha ha. However you have to let her go and stay with her real parents if you both lose the fight. They also always protected her." said the mother. It broke an island into two small islands. The dragons were angry! they said Putri Bunsu was their daugter. "No! She is our daughter! We have raised her since she was a baby." said Tuan Tapa.Folklore from Aceh ONCE upon a time. Tuan Tapa was a holy man. They had a child. The tail also wagged another big island into many small islands. Days passed by. The basket was drifting by the current of the water. people named it as Batu Merah. She knew she could not win the fight. they were husband and wife. "My child. They were arguing and they did not get any solutions. Tuan Tapa was very brave. And the blood dried into a big red stone. People named it as Batu Hitam. One day the dragons were resting at the river side. Tuan Tapa realized that the dragons could not negotiate. thank God we finally found you. We loved her and she loved us. "If you win.. And finally he won the fight! The father dragon was dead. Putri Bungsu's real parents finally found her. They named her Putri Bungsu. They asked Tuan Tapa not to interfere. he used all his skills to fight them. Putri Bungsu's real parents asked for help. The dragons always took care of her. Putri Bungsu's real parents and the dragons were arguing. the dragons really loved her. you can keep her. The father dragon immediately swam fast. The dragons really wanted to have a child.No problem! We will win the fight!" Then Tuan Tapa and the dragons were fighting bravely.
The princess could not meet her husband. thunder attacked the kingdom. And after the rain stopped. Her name was Princess Pukes. Unfortunately.1 comments The Legend of Laut Tawar Lake Folklore from Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam A long time ago. But she always failed. Princess Pukes wanted to see her mother for the very last time. let’s go now. the guards asked the princess to continue walking. She loved her husband and she did not want to be apart from him. But she remembered her father’s message. And finally she succeeded! She jumped through the window and ran towards the palace garden. The king and the queen had a beautiful princess. Princess Pukes heard her mother crying. The king was really angry. She could not hold it anymore. She was locked for many days. She was really confused. don’t look back. She was single. The princess tried to escape. The princess really loved her boyfriend. “You really make me angry! You are truly ungrateful daughter. The king and the queen wanted her to get married soon. He asked the soldiers to lock her in her room. The princess did not tell his parents because they did not approve their relationships. She was standing in the corner of the cave. The rain has stopped. The king asked them to guard her. The guards did not want the princess to be wet. Soon the king found out their marriage.” asked the guards. She had to choose between her parents and her husband. Surprisingly. It was a very bright day. Something bad will happen to you if you look back. but suddenly rain fell heavily. Princess Pukes was sad. there was a kingdom in Takengon. The king was so angry. The guards asked the princess to go to a cave. Therefore they secretly got married. However they did not know that their daughter already had a boyfriend. leave now! You can meet your husband. They called outthe princess to go out. not to look back or something bad would happen to her. Some soldiers followed her. We can continue walking. she walked and left the palace. Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam. They did not want to separate. Then she looked back. But remember on the way you go. Later the princess went inside the cave. she was caught! The soldiers immediately brought her to the king. “My princess. Sadly. She desperately wanted to see her mother. . If you want to leave this place. Meanwhile her husband always waited for her.” cursed the king. The rain was so heavy. While she was walking.
Kepar’s mother gave up. They went inside the cave. . the heavy rain had created a new lake. now you can stay with me also. Kepar went to look for him. There was a man who wanted to marry her. Kepar then told him about himself and his mother. “Father. He always helped his mother. He was walking for days and nights. the stone will also cry!*** 0 comments Kepar Folklore from Nangroe Aceh Darussalam A long time ago in Tanah Alas. his mother refused to tell him. The man was surprised. That made Kepar did not know his father. He went to a very high mountain where his father lived.” said Kepar. The princess had changed into a stone. He stayed at his father’s for a week and stayed with his mother in another week. Father.” said Kepar. The lake was so big and then people named it as Laut Tawar Lake. But don’t worry. At first. “I don’t know about that Kepar. Finally he arrived at his father’s hut. Since then he lived in two houses. “Good morning kid. After he knew all about his father. They were surprised. Kepar’s father left and stayed in other place. “They were wrong. My friends said that you hated me and so you left me. Your mother and I had to live separately. One day. I am really sad to see you live alone.But the princess did not respond. Why don’t you remarry? I can find you a beautiful woman for you. They said that Kepar’s father hated Kepar so much and that was why he left Kepar. Again. Finally. They said that Kepar was not a normal kid because he did not have a father. Kepar was so happy.” answered Kepar’s father. He knew his son and his former wife lived there. Kepar also said the same thing to his mother. Kepar was a kind kid. But still the princess did not respond. “I missed you. lived a widow with her son named Kepar. Meanwhile. “Good morning.” said Kepar. She then told everything about his father. I never hated you. But Kepar kept on pushing her to tell him the truth. you are my son.” cried his father. “So. the guards asked her to go out. Who are you and where are you from?” “My name is Kepar. One day Kepar had an idea to reunite his parents. They were hugging each other. I’m from Tanah Alas. Kepar could not hold it anymore. The guards were so curious. Aceh. I always think about you. Kepar’s friends always made fun of him.” said Kepar’s father. He never visited Kepar. Sir. The local people say that when someone visits the stone and feels sad about the story of the princess. People also can still ﬁnd the stone of Princess Pukes. Let me think about it. He dared himself to talk to his mother and asked about his father. They lived alone in a hut. Kepar’s parents divorced when he was a baby.” answered Kepar.
A hunter goes into their jungle and plans to catch them. "Oh no! I can't sell dead birds to people. the parakeets free themselves and fly to the sky. But the parakeet king is still trapped. He puts the parakeet king in a birdcage. At first. The hunter is surprised when he sees the parakeets are flying. Kepar’s parents were surprised. The parakeets are scared but the parakeet king tells them what to do. "Gotcha!" he catches the parakeet king. However. He moves quickly. They haven’t seen each other for a long time. It's a beautiful morning. Kepar then begged to them. Kepar’s mother was still beautiful and his father was still handsome. we fly fast to the sky. The hunter goes to his net. Some parakeets and the parakeet king are caught under the net. We all pretend to be dead." He then lifts the net up. To make their son happy. The hunter throws his net towards the parakeets. When the hunter lifts the net up. they remarried and lived happily ever after. The parakeets and their king perch on a branch of tree. The hunter wants to catch the parakeets with his net. now their peaceful life is disturbed. Kepar’s parents then forgave each other. He is upset! He thinks all the parakeets are dead. they did not recognize each other. They do not know that the hunter is hiding. *** 0 comments The Parakeet King A folktale from Nangroe Aceh Darussalam In the jungle of Aceh. . I have a plan. parakeet birds live peacefully with their wise king. He sees there is one parakeet left in the net. He does not want to fly to the sky until the parakeets are free. "Relax. He asked them to reunite. And then the hunter goes home. Not long after that.Kepar then set the time and place for his parents’ meeting. When they finally met." advise the parakeet king.
Then the parakeet king can free himself. Without your help. Amazingly. Unfortunately. He wanted to give the prince a lesson. I'm still trapped in this birdcage. he saw some kids were trying to shoot a bird using their slingshots. the prince asked them to stop hurting the snake. He went to a goldsmith and asked him to make the magical stone as a ring. he gave some money to those kids. The prince was angry. Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam. All the parakeets fly to the hunter's house. After that they all went back to the palace. He was so worried. "Don't worry. After he left the palace. "Stop! Don't hurt the bird! I'll give you some money if you stop hurting him. The prince kept the Mentiko Betuah carefully. a giant snake came to him. He kept on giving some money to people who tortured animals. the prince later had a lot of money. the goldsmith stole the Mentiko Betuah. Use the money only for trading. Finally he did not have any money at all. His father would be very angry at him. he went to a village. the birdcage is destroyed. He did not know anywhere to go. He knew he could not become a merchant without any money in his pocket.In the jungle. They loved the prince very much. Then they all helped him find the Mentiko Betuah. He was so frightened. Again. "says the parakeet king. only the mouse could. Luckily he had made friends to the animals. The king realized his mistake. the mouse came out of the house. and a mouse went together to find the magical stone. I will not eat you. The cat and the dog did not know that the mouse actually had found the magical stone. He asked the prince to leave the palace and became a merchant. He was also scared of going home. Now. Next. “Thank you. They set a plan to free their king. there was a kingdom in Semeulue. While he was sitting under a big tree. He asked the Mentiko Betuah to give him a lot of money. Slow but sure. He was hiding it in his mouth. They finally found the goldsmith. After that. He knew his father was angry with him because he was a spoiled boy. all the parakeets are sad because their king is locked in a birdcage. With their beaks." The prince was happy. the parakeets peck the birdcage. After waiting for a moment. The prince was sad. young man. While he was walking. This is Mentiko Betuah. he saw some men were torturing a snake." said the prince. I heard you helped many animals from being tortured. So he went home and told his father that the money was from his business as a merchant. He then promised himself that he could become a great merchant. He also gave them some money. the prince went to the forest. He said he could not find the magical stone. They always gave him anything he wanted and that made him grew as a spoiled young man. However they could not enter his house. I want to give you a gift. Later. You all are very kind to me. The king and the queen had a son. "I will give you some money. Don't come back until you are rich!" asked the king. the prince. He then . a dog. *** 0 comments Mentiko Betuah Folklore from Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam A long time ago. This magical stone can give you anything you want. A cat. I am the king of snakes in this jungle.
He immediately went home. Do not point at that thing and do not say anything. The cat and the dog were jealous and angry. Somehow he had a bad feeling about his wife. He saw his wife was dead. Suddenly he remembered his wife. He used his knife to stab the hog and it finally died. If you cannot longer hear my playing. It is my .gave the Mentiko Betuah to the prince. please don't do it." "No. In the jungle ha did not see any animals." said one of the villagers. In the jungle he only hunted wild hogs. A strange thing will appear from the sea. Besides that we still want to hear you play the flute. The hog attacked him. They tried to kill the mouse. one for me and the other one is for my wife. The villagers were very grateful. "Don't worry. Her body was full of blood. their field were safe from the wild hogs. You are still young and we still need you here. On the next morning. "I cannot live without my wife. Male a hole on the coffin's cover. I still play the flute for you. He could not find any wild hog either. The girl also loved him. He felt very guilty. Lawongo fell in love with her. Everybody always enjoyed listening his playing the flute. Show all posts Napombalu Folklore from North Sulawesi ONCE upon a time there were a handsome hunter. many people were in front of his house. One of the people was a beautiful girl. He was confused. He picked a coconut. They would be together until they died." "What happened?" asked him. He felt very strange. *** Showing posts with label North Sulawesi. It was still early in the morning and he did not want to wake his wife up. She always listened attentively. it means I'm dead. He was so happy and said that the mouse was the hero. With Lawongo's help. They loved each other and promised to be always together. Lawongo was also very great in playing a flute. They were very happy. That's why until now cats and dogs always try to catch mice. He rushed into his house. In one night. He did very hard to kill the hog. You go to the beach. his name was Lawongo. And when he wanted to open it using his knife. The animals often always destroyed the villagers' fields. Please prepare two coffins. In his dream he was hunting a very big wild hog. Show all posts Showing posts with label North Sulawesi. it was so melodious. he saw his knife was full of dried blood. He then told the villagers to do something. He knew last night he stabbed hi wife. One of the people said. later they got married. Lawongo knew there was a beautiful girl who always paid attention to him. He walk and he felt very thirsty. Lawongo went hunting. Lawongo was very sad. Lawongo. Lawongo had a strange dream. When he arrived home. Please accept our condolences."We're sorry for your wife.
Then. It was a coral island. Nondo was lost in the jungle. The old man did not want to disappoint his beloved grandson. Nondo always wanted to join his grandfather to the jungle. The villagers used their sampan and came to the thing. “Please. On one morning. The grandfather always reminded Nondo not to stop walking. However the sound was getting weaker and weaker. They did Lawongo's request. At the first night. Nondo could not wait to see the animals. Nondo was limped. Slowly. They all set down on the beach. He begged to his grandfather. which is from the words Napo and Nawalu." said Lawongo. the villagers buried the two coffins. don’t leave me here. Later. a strange thing appeared from the sea. he always stopped for a moment. His grandfather always went to jungle in the morning and returned home in the afternoon. Nondo was able to walk near his grandfather.” Nondo screamed. He was separated from his grandfather. they left the house. Soon. At ﬁ rst. However they did not say anything. the grandfather always told Nondo anything that happened in the jungle. Sadly. “Grandpa! Grandpa! Where are you? Grandpa. The grandson’s name was Nondo. The sounds of the animals . He could not walk well. okay? I will bring the woods. so I cannot see you all the time. When his grandfather went to the jungle to collect some ﬁre woods. Nondo was really scared. the distance was getting farther. However soon. He promised to his grandfather that he would always be near him. In the evening. Just this time. “You can join me this time. He was a nice and diligent boy. his grandfather did not allow him. Suddenly. It was very big. He ignored his grandfather’s warning.” Nondo begged. He always did the household chores. Nondo stayed at home. Let me join you. He really wanted to go to the jungle and see the animals. Every time Nondo saw an animal.” Nondo was so happy. Grandpa. Napo means a coral island and Nawalu means a strange thing which turn into an island. They all were surprised. The old man loved Nondo very much. They named the island as Napombalu. please. *** 0 comments The Legend of Moopoo Bird Folklore from North Sulawesi A long time a go in Minahasa lived an old man with his grandson. Nondo could not hold his feeling anymore. Nondo always dreamed of going to the jungle and seeing the animals. But you have to be near me. Nondo was so happy looking at the animals. They went to the beach. After thinking deeply.reincarnation. just before bedtime. And finally they arrived at the jungle. they could still hear his playing. darkness covers the forest. The thing finally stooped growing. However. And finally the villagers did not hear anything. Nondo really enjoyed listening about the animals in the jungle. he then said. He was really amazed.
. He kept on calling his grandfather. Actually. And when he arrived in the jungle. Please come back soon.. They loved each other. Come here. In the morning. Tulap was impatient. He was afraid that Tulap had taken her.. But still he could not ﬁnd Nondo. the grandfather just realized that his grandson was lost. he saw a bird.. However. He asked his wife permission. After several days. people named the bird as Moopoo bird.. He felt that the bird said. "Don't take me now. I haven't taken a bath yet. Nondo did not come home yet. Abo went home. The grandfather was really sad. “Opoku. He wanted to ﬁ nd Nondo. he approached the bird." said Monondeaga.. Monondeaga was so scared. Tulap was a giant. She then remembered Abo's message. North Sulawesi. Later. he did not want to leave his wife alone. He was very surprised because the bird was limped.. He though Abo did not have any guts to fight him. "Tulap! Get out! Bring back my wife!" screamed Abo.. Meanwhile. It said. "Don't go too long. The grandfather decided to go back home. But it was too late. He was so happy because there was a human came to his cave.. He did not have to hunt him. Suddenly. "Ha ha ha. One day Abo had to go the village. “Moo poo.” Then he felt very strange." said Tulap. she finally had an idea..” The grandfather was really curious. they lived very happy. he finally arrived at Tulap's place.. It can be found in Minahasa. The grandfather cried. I want to take you to my place. Come back tomorrow. The bird made a strange sound. Monondeaga heard heavy footsteps. He then had a bad feeling.. But he could not find her. Unfortunately. Monondeaga.. Since then. He hoped Nondo would already arrive at home.. "I don't want to hear your excuses again!" He then grabbed Monondeaga and took her to his place. He regretted to let Nondo join him. He remembered his grandson. He called out his wife's name. lived in a jungle.. Tulap then got out from his cave. Abo was ready with his weapons and he immediately attacked him. Abo then left their house. “Moo poo. He immediately rushed to Tulap place. Tulap was not ready with the attack. It was a big cave. He looked at the bird carefully. *** 0 comments Abo and The Giant Folklore from North Sulawesi ABO Mamongkuroit and his wife. Even though they were poor.really frightened him. He never heard a bird make a sound like that. He ates humans! Not long after Abo left.” It means “My grandpa.” Being really curious. My grandpa. Moo po. . He looked for Nondo and called out his name. he had heard the Tulap was hungry.. Tulap was breaking the front door. and again the bird said. the grandfather went to the jungle again. He was sure that his grandson had changed into a bird. She had to hide under the bed. Opoku." On the following day.
Sigarlaki and Limbat went to the jungle to hunt some animals. Sigarlaki was not able to bring home an animal. Limbat had to jump also to the big pond. he always went home with some animals. For the first time in his life. Sigarlaki would throw his spear to a big pond. Sigarlaki became angrier when Limbat told him that their food at home was stolen. Tulap was dead! Abo hurried entering Tulap's cave. Now people could live peacefully. Everybody inside the cage was so happy. He used his spear to hunt animals in the jungle. today was not his lucky day. there lived a great hunter. He saw many people were inside the big cage. Every time he hunts in the jungle. Sigarlaki was very lucky. Everywhere Sigarlaki went hunting. Sigarlaki prepared his great weapon. Abo and Monondeaga then went home. Sigarlaki had a servant. he did not . If the spear would com out from the water earlier than Limbat. the spear. Abo immediately opened yhe cage.Abo did very hard to kill Tulap. *** 0 comments Sigarlaki and Limbat Sigarlaki and Limbat Folklore from North Sulawesi A long time ago in Tondonao. But. in one beautiful morning. He never thought that his master would accuse him as a thief. At the same time. The giant was dead. he succeeded. He was very skillful with his spear. Finally. His name was Limbat. it meant that Limbat was innocent. As always. Limbat was always loyal to him. Limbat was sad. Sigarlaki accused Limbat stealin the food. He was a very famous hunter. Monondeaga. They have looke for animals for several hours. One of them was his beloved wife. They thanked Abo for his great courage. His name was Sigarlaki. Limbat was always next to him. Then Sigarlaki asked Limbat to prove that he is innocent.
Sigarlaki was ashamed. remove that big tree. his father. when the spear reached the bottom of the pond. Dayang Bandir was getting weaker and weaker. Seeing this. However. The Eastern king had a magical sword. Show all posts Showing posts with label North Sumatra. he was only the temporary king. he fell down. He was looking for the sword everywhere but he could not find it. he knew Dayang Bandir hid the sword. He already accused Limbat. He had to wait until he was adult to be the king. was his uncle. They named him Sandean Raja. suddenly a big crab bit him. said king Sorma. He heard that sandean Raja and Dayang Bandir died in the jungle. Uncle Kareang wanted to have the sword. The rule said that the king's son would be the next king. the Eastern King died. Show all posts Dayang Bandir Folklore from North Sumatra Once upon a time. so he was guilty. Everytime he tried to climb. Soldiers then tied Dayang Bandir on top of a big tree in the jungle. A big crab bit him! *** Showing posts with label North Sumatra. If you are really my nephew. Just before he was ready to throw his spear. That strange rule made Limbat very sad. there were two kingdoms in North Sumatra. King Sorma was surprised when he met Sandean Raja. He was not sure that Sandean Raja was really his nephew. Uncle Kareang was really angry. Just before Sigarlaki was ready to throw his spear. That automatically made Limbat innocent. Sandean Raja was still a kid. Her sister spirit always accompanied him. Sandean Raja cried under the big tree. But she never told them.steal the food. He wanted to talk about his bad experience. if Limbat came out earlier than the spear. Sandean Raja then left alone in the jungle. Sigarlaki saw a wild pig near the pond. instead Limbat helped him. the Eastern Kingdom and the Western Kingdom. They still could talk each other. Days passed by. He asked the soldiers to take Dayang Bandir and Sandean Raja to the jungle. They would bring her down after Dayang Bandir told them where the sword was. Uncle Kareang was the Eastern King's younger brother. The elderly of the kingdom asked Uncle Kareang to be the king. They named her Dayang Bandir. However. When Sandean Raja was adult. She wanted to give the sword to her brother. Limbat came to his master and helped him. "Ouch! That's hurts!" Sigarlaki was screaming in pain. when he was adult. She wanted her brother to be the next king. But. The spear came out earlier than he was. The Eastern King got married with the Western King's sister. Without the sword. He immediately jumped to the pond and took his spear. So he directly jumped to the pond when Sigarlaki threw his spear. Sandean Raja. Sigarlaki did not want to admit that. She finally died. He could not climb the big tree. they had another child. they had a baby girl. he decided to go to the Western Kingdom. the pig was gone. He knew he got the punishment. He was not really alone actually. Then the soldiers left Dayang Bandir and Sandean Raja alone in the jungle. When Sandean Raja was a kid. . Seven years later. King Soma. So he asked for the second chance. But he really wanted to prove that he was not guilty. Later. The King.
"Don't worry. King Soma then asked his soldier to attack the Eastern Kingdom. His mother was sad. The merchant liked Sampuraga because he was diligent and honest. There. Sandean Raja then could find the King Sorma's daughter. It was a great place. my brother.Sandean Raja was a powerful man. He was going to marry the most beautiful girl in Mandailing. North Sumatra. He had a plan. Afterall. Sampuraga worked in the morning and went home in the afternoon.s spirit told him where the sword was. After that. . One day while he was working. He invited many people. The king then was sure that the young man was really his nephew. He could remove that big tree easily. There are many girls there. the merchant gave Sampuraga a lot of money." said Dayang Bandir's spirit. The merchant wanted to retire and gave his business to Sampuraga. He really wanted to go to Mandailing and became a rich man. They said Sampuraga was very lucky. He wanted Sampuraga to marry his daughter. The merchant knew that Sampuraga could be a great merchant like him. The merchant’s daughter was very beautiful. She did not want to lose his only child. Later he told his mother about his plan. But Sampuraga promised that he would go home and brought her a lot of money. When they had harvest. Soon. They were talking about the great party and the merchant’s daughter. Tandean Raja told told him about his sister and all his bad experience with Uncle Kareang. Sampuraga and his mother lived in a hut. Later. The news about Sampuraga’s wedding party finally arrived in his hometown. There were many rich people there. the neighbor gave some money to Sampuraga for his work. He lived with his mother. Finally Sampuraga went to Mandailing. I will help you. Sampuraga worked in his neighbor’s rice field. Go to that dark room. The Western Kingdom won the war. his neighbor told him about a place named Mandailing. He wanted Sampuraga to have his own business. Which one is my daughter?' said King Sorma.*** 1 comments Sampuraga Folklore from North Sumatra Once upon a time in Padang Bolak. her sister. He wanted to hold the best wedding party for his daughter. "I have the last test. He was very rich. he fell in love with her. he worked for a very rich merchant. Sampuraga was successful with his new business. People started to talk about the party. The land was fertile. Sampuraga agreed. Then the merchant set a great wedding party. They were poor. Sandean Raja then became the king of the kingdom. Sampuraga listened to his neighbor carefully. His father had passed away when Sampuraga was a baby. lived a man named Sampuraga.
They also did not believe that Sampuraha could become a rich man. . She cried and cried. After the frog ran away. She wanted to attend his son’s wedding party. Lundu Nipahu was very sad to see that. When she arrived at the party. “Sampuraga… Sampuraga…It’s me… I’m your mother. Suddenly. He killed the king. People said that the stone and the ruins were from Sampuraga’s party. The people there almost did not believe that Sampuraga would marry the merchant’s daughter. the king. Before he died. His wife was also surprised. There were also other ruins. While Lundu Nipahu was resting under a big tree. He asked Lundu Nipahu to run away and save himself.” Sampuraga was surprised. However his mother believed that. His father. *** 0 comments Lundu Nipahu Folklore from North Sumatra ONCE upon a time. The water was hot. He pressed it very hard and ﬁnally the frog was able to escape. she went to Mandailing. He already promised me that he will be a rich man. the king gave Lundu Nipahu a ring. “No! My mother is dead. He did a terrible thing. Soon. the king’s younger brother also wanted to be the next king. the snake looked at Lundu Nipahu. Lundu Nipahu later hid in a jungle.” said Sampuraga’s mother.Padang Bolak. a snake passed by. She prayed to God to punish him. had already planned Lundu Nipahu to be the next king. Unfortunately. Sampuraga’s mother immediately called his name. This ugly and old woman is not my mother. “I’m sure my son is a rich man now. The frog was screaming in pain. With great happiness. People ran away to save themselves. He took a piece of wood then pressed it to the snake’s head. His name was Lundu Nipahu. Around the pond there was a big stone. She was very sad. She knew Sampuraga had already forgotten her. the party changed into a big pond. “Who is she? Is she really your mother?” asked Sampuraga’s wife. The snake had a frog in his mouth. rain fell down heavily. there was a prince of a kingdom. It looked like a cow. Go away!” Sampuraga yelled at his mother. Thunder attacked the place. His mother was crying.
He then continued his journey. the princess was healed. humans or animals that need a help. Give me some ﬂ esh in your leg. Amazingly. He was bleeding. He asked Lundu Nipahu to put the leaves on the wounds.” said Lundu Nipahu. He gave Lundu Nipahu a big ship and some soldiers. the snake was able to talk! “Why did you do that? The frog is my lunch!?” “I’m sorry. The ring was inside his mouth! Lundu Nipahu was very happy. Lundu Nipahu wanted to go home. These are special leaves. It was the frog he helped! The frog opened his mouth. She was very weak and always stayed in her bed. Lundu Nipahu was helpless. “Because you have made my lunch gone. The snake gave him some leaves. he told the king that he wanted to heal the princess. While he was thinking of the ring. Lundu Nipahu was ready to attack his uncle. Amazingly. The ring was the proof that he was the prince of the kingdom. You obey your parents and love to help others. Lundu Nipahu put the leaves on the princess’s forehead. He took his knife and then cut his leg. Lundu Nipahu wanted to heal the princess. I saw the frog was in pain. . You can heal any illness with these leaves. Otherwise I will bite you!?” said the snake. Lundu Nipahu thought the snake would attack him. The king gave him the permission. Lundu Nipahu thanked the snake. Amazingly the bleeding stopped. you have to replace it. The king agreed. a frog jumped out of the river. When he arrived at the palace. and the leg was cured and back to normal. After se veral years lived in the pa lace. “You are a nice kid. He asked Lundu Nipahu to marry his daughter. Lundu Nipahu was sad. She was able to walk! The king was happy. accidentally Lundu Nipahu’s ring fell down to the river.He was angry.” said the snake. My father said I have to help anyone. There he heard that the princess was ill. While the ship was sailing. He kept on walking until he ﬁnally arrived in another kingdom. He continued his mission.
At first. Wa Lancar agreed. the teacher gave him one advice.Finally he arrived at home. after that he had more and more students.” Wa Lancar then left. And that made another teacher jealous. “When you are tired walking. The punishment was Wa Lancar had to marry the king’s daughter. Like the first teacher. After that Lundu Nipahu went to his uncle’s room. Lundu Nipahu made an announcement. He was a terrible king. Next to him. It was the snake that gave him the special leaves. The jealous teacher went to the palace and told the king that Wa Lancar taught bad lessons to the children. it was time for him to leave. the third teacher gave him an advice. stop and get some rest. It was because any man who married the king’s daughter.*** 0 comments Wa Lancar Folklore from North Sumatra WA Lancar was a poor young man.” Wa Lancar still not satisfied. He and his wife lived happily. After all. Later. And he showed them his father’s ring. He was not around. “If you are hungry don’t eat immediately. Fortunately he met a kind teacher. After several years. He was surprised. He punished Wa Lancar. he did not have to pay some money. He was willing to teach Wa Lancar. Again. The king was angry. Everybody believed him. He wanted to help all the poor kids. He was the prince. would die mysteriously. Wa Lancar was scared.” Wa Lancar was very thankful. Before Wa Lancar left. Again. He then taught them. He met the third teacher. . He also gave advice to Wa Lancar. He met the second teacher. He immediately looked for his uncle. However he always wanted to study hard. He was just asked to help the teacher in the rice field. Wa Lancar also did not have to pay. He was also asked to help the teacher in the rice field. they hated his uncle very much. Just wait. He did not have enough money to go to a teacher. Wa Lancar studied for several years and the teacher asked him to leave. He still wanted to study. Lundu Nipahu then became the king. “Get a stone and a knife. and then grind the knife. His uncle was dead. there was a snake. the teacher thought it was enough for Wa Lancar as his student. The teacher taught him everything. he just had few students. the palace. For a return. he asked Wa Lancar to help him in the rice field.
She heard all the noise. the food was poisoned. to stop and get some rest if he was tired walking. She did not want to disappoint her parents. the king talked to his daughter about the wedding proposal. . North Sumatra.S he knew her parents wanted her to accept the prince s wedding proposal. The princess was famous. She was surprised to see a dead centipede on the bed.At the wedding reception. the guests were served with delicious foods. Wa Lancar then took the b l a c k stone and brought it to the palace. the king. Later the man died. Suddenly he remembered his third teacher’s advice. Later. a wedding ceremony was prepared. After he was finished. Wa Lancar told the soldiers to walk first. Wa Lancar wanted to sleep. Wa Lancar told his wife everything. He saw a centipede on the bed! He killed the centipede with his knife. His wife immediately told his father. Apparently. The princess was a very kind daughter. there was a king with her beautiful daughter. However the man next to him ate the food. Wa Lancar remembered his first teacher’s advice. Many young men admired her beauty. The jealous teacher could not do anything. The soldiers were trapped in a big hole. He remembered his second teacher’s advice. Not long after that. The jealous teacher gave Wa Lancar food. not to eat immediately when he was hungry. the man suffered stomachache terribly. He wanted to propose the princess. The king then punished the jealous teacher. Wa Lancar refused the food.They were glad that finally their daughter planned to get married. he went to bed. He told everything and confessed his mistakes. Wa Lancar was lucky. Wa Lancar went with some soldiers. When he arrived at the palace. His wife woke up. One of the young men who fell in love with her was a prince from the neighboring kingdom. After several hours walking. all the bad things. to grind a knife with a stone. The king and the queen were happy. the jealous teacher told Wa Lancar that the king asked Wa Lancar to give the king a black stone from the hill. The king asked the jealous teacher if it was true. The prince came to Simalungun and talked to the king. They all wanted to contribute to the wedding. He was sure that all the bad things happened because of the jealous teacher. Then. Everybody in the kingdom was busy. Wa Lancar took a knife and ground it with the black stone. In the following morning. Wa Lancar was tired. *** 2 comments The Princess of Snake Folklore from North Sumatra ONCE upon a time in Simalungun.
I will go to the other island to sell it. mother. They were poor. they saw a golden stick. I cannot make my parents proud of me. it was too late. that was her prayer to God.” said Kantan. Kantan’s mother had a dream. she asked Kantan to go to the jungle with her. “You are right. she was not careful in the pond. the king would be very angry. When they could stop the bleeding. *** 0 comments The Legend of Kantan Island Folklore from North Sumatra ONCE upon a time in Labuhan Batu. The golden stick is so beautiful. “Mother. the old man asked her to dig a hole. . Please punish me. It started from her legs and slowly to the upper body also changed. prayed the princess. the princess and her ladies-in-waiting were taking a bath in the pond inside the palace garden. they found a box. They went to the palace and reported to the king. Later. she was very sad. The princess nose was no longer beautiful. The ladies in-waiting immediately helped her. The snake could not live in the palace anymore and could not change back as a human anymore. the princess had completely changed into a snake.The princess was also busy preparing herself. It was very beautiful. She was not careful and she accidentally slipped. They saw their only daughter had changed into a snake. The princess then prayed to God. I don t want to see my parents being sad just because of me. An old man came to her and asked her to go to the jungle. After all. When they opened it. Kantan’s mother knew it was not just a dream. There was no use for her to regret what had happened. She would a find something very valuable.Her nose hit a big stone and got bleeding. The prince was very sorry. As always. They lived in a village not far from a jungle. North Sumatra lived an old widow with her son named Kantan.When the princess knew what happened. So.” “Don’t worry.The princess was so happy and she was playing around inside the pond. But who is going to buy this stick? All our neighbours are poor. Her husband passed away when Kantan was a baby. I will find a very rich man to buy this golden stick. When the king and the queen arrived at the pond. the princess slowly changed into a snake.Amazingly. Under the big tree.I am not a good child. One thing that she had to do was she had to take care of her body carefully.And if that really happened. I’m sure someone is willing to pay with a lot of money. The snake also looked very sad but she could not speak anymore. The king and the queen were sad. right after the princess finished praying. God. I cannot live anymore. When they found a big tree. we have to sell this. However. One night. Kantan dug a hole. The ladies-in-waiting were shocked. they were surprised. She wanted to look very beautiful during the wedding ceremony. the snake went to the bushes and disappeared. She was afraid that the prince would cancel the wedding.Slowly. We will be very rich!” said Kantan.
The king also heard that. Not long after that. slowly an island appeared. Ma’am. But they could not pay him.” But Kantan ignored her. Those women look dirty. she immediately called Kantan’s name. When his wife asked. Kid. The king then continued. Everybody in Malaka knew that Kantan had a beautiful golden stick.” Olih then goes to his house. We are hungry. In the evening. “Good evening.*** 0 comments Glutinous Rice A Folktale from North Sumatra Olih and her mother live in a village in North Sumatra. “Thank you very much.Later. When he arrived there. But I will not give you a lot of money. “I want to have this stick. I’m your mother. She was very happy. With a big ship. Kantan offered the stick to merchants. When the storm was gone. we have no place to go. He was a prince! They then told everyone about Kantan. You can stay here in the palace and later you can be the king to replace me. people named the island as Kantan Island. He was ashamed with his mother. When she arrived at the ship. all the villagers were surprised to see Kantan. When they arrived. Finally. You all can stay here. Kantan’s wife always asked him about his mother. Their neighbors love them because they are kind and always help other people. seven old women come to Olih’s house. Could you please give us some food?” ask one of the old women. The news spread very fast.”says Olih’s mother. We are strangers here. Kantan agreed. His wife really wanted to meet her mother-in-law. The stick is very beautiful. In the meantime. Just wait for a moment.” said the king. “Thank you very mich. A moment later he gives the food to those old women. “Don’t worry. Kantan sailed the sea to go to Malaka Island. I will ask you to marry my daughter. We have some food for you.” . they got married and stayed in the palace. they sailed to Kantan’s hometown.” said the king after Kantan showed him the stick. She was an old woman and wore ragged clothes. You two are very kind to us. They are also very hungry. Suddenly. Kantan was very happy and started to forget about his mother in the village. Kantan’s mother was very sad. The king wanted to see the stick. They are poor. “You are right. Kantan immediately agreed. Since then. Would you let us stay here to spend the night? Nobody wants to let us stay in their house. Kantan just said she was a crazy woman pretending to be his mother. Kantan asked them to pay with a lot of money. He opens the cupboard then takes some food. She prayed to God. a big storm attacked! Big waves swallowed Kantan’s big ship.” “Don’t worry. It’s very kind of you. and they are wearing ragged clothes. Kantan’s mother heard the news. “Kantan! Kantan! It’s me. He asked his soldiers to take Kantan to go his palace. We are also very tired.
She was worried because he had not given her any news. He thought gambling was the answer. He then left his sister and his uncle. He changed me into an old woman and ask me to deliver this special rice to a family that helped me. Beru Sibou then climbed a high tree. She was lost in a jungle. The son’s name was Tare Iluh and the daughter’s name was Beru Sibou. Beru Sibou did not know the way to the village. They also share the rice to the neighbors. please release my brother.” Nobody listened to the song and that made Beru Sibou frustrated. Olih and her mother are very happy. those seven old women are still sleeping. he lost again and he borrowed some money again. The old women are gone. he lost. The rice is so delicious. Later. “God. They put him in the jail! In the mean time. At first he won some money. Tare Iluh and Beru Sibou stayed at their uncle’s house. it means sticky and delicious rice. Finally she heard that his brother was in the jail.In the morning. The old man knew that there was a man in the jail because of gambling. I’m willing to pay my brother’s debts. He gambled using the money his uncle gave him. I am one of the women. “says the girl. She sang a song about his brother. Days passed by and those kids have grown into adults. Their happy life ended when their father died. Olih’s mother asks Olih to wake them up to have breakfast. The villagers were angry. But there is one beautiful girl sitting on the bed. He did not have any money. Tare Iluh wanted to make money in a short time. “Don’t be afraid. He has a great super natural power. She sang and screamed his brother’s name. She then prayed to God. “My brother Tare Iluh? Where are you? The villagers. His brother might hear her song. and all . She rushed to go and wanted to meet her brother. She met an old man and asked about his brother. Their mother then died. Sadly. *** 0 comments The Story of Sugar Palm Tree Folklore from North Sumatra A husband and a wife lived happily in a village. She finds the room full of rice. He then suggested Beru Sibou to climb a high tree and sang a song about his brother. All the money he had was gone. They had two children a son and a daughter. Tare Iluh could not pay them. He was upset. Suddenly Olih screams! “Mom! Come here!!!” Olih’s mother then runs to the bedroom. Now they have enough rice to eat. He kept on borrowing some money until he had a lot of debts. She worked so hard that it made her suffer from a terrible illness. Tare Iluh decided to find a job in another village. He was so happy and used all the money. Since then their mother worked hard for them. They call it beras pulut or glutinous rice. my hair. Beru Sibou was waiting for his brother. I will pay with my tears. After that he borrowed money from the villagers. My father sent me here. When the villagers asked him to pay the debt.
especially martial arts. All of his people lived prosperous and happy. All parts of tree were useful. It was time for him to go to the palace and freed his parents. When he was awake. Soon. People name it as sugar palm tree or pohon enau. there was a small village. King Indra Sakti died. Her tears changed into sweet water. He often had parties and neglected the people. I cannot live any longer. Your parents are in the palace. The old man . When Kelana Sakti was adult.” said the old man. Soldiers went to people’s house to collect the money. ” Not long after that. People in other villages name it as pohon aren. A soldier was angry at him and hit him. Punishment for people who refused paying the taxes was sent to jail! “Please don’t take my parents away!” said Kelana Sakti. Kelana Sakti was a nice boy. Kelana Sakti was unconscious. People can use them as roof of their houses. All the palace healers tried to heal him but did not succeed. *** 0 comments The Story of Kelana Sakti Folklore from North Sumatra ONCE upon a time in North Sumatra.parts of my body can be used by the villagers. the kingdom was in a mess and the king only had fun in his parties. Kelana Sakti lived with the old man. He really enjoyed his time as a king. I trust this kingdom to you. “Give me your money! You have to pay the tax!” said a soldier. and that was including Kelana Sakti’s house. King Indra Sakti was terribly ill. It was just not an ordinary tree. there was a bad news from the kingdom. Since then. Her hair changed into very strong leaves. Panglima Badau then became the king. he called all his family and the palace commander. He was a man with great skills of martial arts. he was inside an old man’s house. You are the king until my son is adult. The fruits of the tree named kolang kaling are very delicious. He was the prince of the palace. “Panglima Badau. The king sent them to the jail. Please train him and teach him how to be a good king. In Purnama kingdom. I don’t have enough money. He was a wise king. The King was getting weaker and weaker everyday. “You are a liar!” The soldier then brought Kelana Sakti’s parents to the palace. Please take care of our son. please forgive all my mistakes. But please free my brother. Panglima Badau to meet him. He learned many things from him. Make him the king when he is adult. there was a kingdom named Purnama.” said the king to the queen. heavy storm attacked. You are safe here. he completely changed. “My wife. Panglima Badau asked his people to pay expensive taxes. And slowly Beru Sibou changed into a tree. Then he continued.” said Kelana Sakti’s father. The king and the queen had a baby boy. So. He was diligent and always helped his parents.” Right after she finished praying. “I’m sorry. I have spent my money to buy some food. “Where am I? Where are my parents?” “Don’t worry. Kelana Sakti and his parents lived there. One day. The king was King Indra Sakti. You are in my house. To pay all his parties.
Then the last one was fighting against Panglima Badau himself. 0 comments Nai Manggale Nai Manggale Folklore from North Sumatra Once upon a time. After that. The statue still had any clothes yet. a young merchant passed by in front of Datu PangganaÕs house. The prince was so thankful to Kelana Sakti. Later." said Bao Partigatiga. he put the statue in front of his house. The statue had changed into a very beautiful girl. He then put on the clothes he wanted to sell on the statue. The prince then asked Kelana Sakti to be the palace commander. His name was Datu Panggana. "She would be more beautiful by wearing my clothes. He sold jewelleries and clothes. . Bao Partigatiga was very pleased now. The statue looked like a real human. "I want to pray to God to make her live like a real human. The priest and his wife then took the girl home. a priest and his wife passed by. He could carve wood into many things.gave him the blessings and asked him to be careful." said the priest to his wife. It was not finished yet. Then. His name was Bao Partigatiga. Again he won the fight and freed everybody in jail. He won. Then he left Datu Panggana's house. there lived a famous sculpture in Tapanuli. Kelana Sakti fought bravely against the soldiers. Then he sent Panglima Badau to the jail. So. he got an inspiration to carve a wood into a statue of a beautiful woman. They were also impressed by the beauty of the statue. North Sumatra. One day. Their dream came true. The couple had any children yet. I want to make her as our daughter. He was very impressed by the beauty of the statue.
laughing. She was very hungry too. At home." The priest did not want to lose Nai Manggale. Among them were Datu Panggana and Bao Partigatiga. "Why don't you take some food from the party and give it for my mom. Everybody was having good times! They were singing. Bao Partigatiga. And now they were happy because they all could ask her to stay in their houses. you are her uncle. she was very sad. Her son. now those three men were related. the old woman felt very sad and lonely. All the barns were full of rice. *** 0 comments Lau Kawar Lau Kawar Folklore from North Sumatra IT was a beautiful day. an elderly of the village gave a solution. They claimed to have the rights of Nai Manggale. The farmers just had their best harvest. and of course. Datu Panggana said. and her grandchildren all went to the party. she stays here. Besides that."The three men accepted Aji Bahir's advice. Datu Panggana. To calm them. So. Ask our son to deliver it. you are her father.They named her Nai Manggale. "Remember. eating delicious food. the son asked her wife. The villagers were planning to hold a party to celebrate the good harvest. And you the priest. Her daughter-in-law did not cook that day. They wore beautiful dresses and made delicious food. there was one old woman still stayed at her house. His name was Aji Bahir." Those three men then were busy arguing." But. On one beautiful day. she has to stay in my house. Did everyone go to the party? Unfortunately. The statue was mine. "She is wearing my clothes. "She has to stay in my house. you are her brother. "You all can have her and have a relationship with her. all the villagers gathered in a field. She is too old and weak to go to the party. The news about Nai Manggale spread very fast. All the villagers came to the priest's house to see Nai Manggale." . Everybody in Kawar village was happy. So. But when she tried to find some food in the kitchen. her daughter-in-law. I am the one who made her live like a human. At the party. Bao Partigatiga also claimed the same thing.
they had to sacrifice a cow. The old woman did not know that it was her grandson who ate the food. She thought that her son neglected her.Then the little boy brought the food to her grandmother. And heavy rain started to fall. Then. It seemed that someone has eaten the food. She thought bad things about her son. . the field turned into a lake. They tried to find shelters. (*) 0 comments Siranggir the Cow Siranggir the Cow Folklore from North Sumatra SIRANGGIR was a cow. There was a great earthquake! Thunder struck the village. People then named the lake into Lau Kawar. The people had a tradition. Before a family stayed in their new house. And it was Siranggir. Aji Tonggal. Slowly. He was a young man and he loved his cows very much. the father asked Aji Tonggal to sacrifice the biggest cow they had. They wanted to save themselves. Everyday they went to a field to eat some grass with their owner. She had some children. So. All the villagers were so scared. Then. It just had little rice. Aji Tonggal and his parents build a new house for them. He did that on the way from the party to the house. He even could talk with them. The old woman was so sad and angry. the mother cow. old woman cried and cried. The fish just had the bones. But it was too late. But her happiness turned into sadness when she saw the food was not in the good condition. an incredible thing happened. She was very sad. The lake was getting bigger and bigger and finally the whole village turned into a big lake. She cursed her son. The old woman was so happy.
and he also knew that sooner or later she would also be sacrificed. Slowly he walked towards the girl. Once again the family had a ceremony. it was time for the ceremony. Aji Tonggal was surprised. they always had food in the kitchen. I am Siranggir. That's why I transformed my life into a girl. I'm ready to be sacrificed. it was ceremony for their marriage. But Aji Tonggal had to listen and obey his parents. Siranggir knew about the tradition. This time. ***[link] 0 comments Raja Omas Raja Omas Folklore from North Sumatra . I still want to dedicate my life to you. he went home earlier. and grabbed her hand. After that. Even though I'm dead. "Please let me go. he talked to his parents. "Don't worry. After Siranggir was killed. Give me time to talk to my children. They understood about the tradition after their mother explained it to them. The parents agreed. he went to Siranggir and explained what happened." said the girl. the family went to the field and when they arrived home in the afternoon. Aji Tonggal's parents shared the meat to the neighbours. And I have a request. So. He then looked for Siranggir's head in the kitchen. I will explain everything. Then. The food was enough for the whole family. Every morning." said Siranggir. They did not want to lose their mother. He saw a beautiful girl was cooking in the kitchen. The head was hung in the kitchen. Several days after the ceremony. Please promise that you will always take care of my kids after I have gone. The family still kept Siranggir's head. He asked somebody else to do that. a strange thing happened to the family. All the children were very sad. Aji Tonggal was really curious. I want to say good bye to them. But he could not find it. One day.Siranggir was very sad. He wanted to marry the girl. Aji Tonggal. Aji Tonggal did not have the heart to kill his beloved cow. Aji Tonggal then fell in love with the girl. Then he believed that Siranggir's head had already transformed into a young girl.
However. In the mean time. Because her cloth was stolen. he did not have a child yet. a typhoon. there was a king with six wives. They are afraid that saringgon would take their babies away. He heard that there was a young man sold delicious tuak. She was sad. When he arrived in a big lake. the king was ill. Then they got married and had a baby boy. He wanted his son to stay with him and did not go to heaven. He only could be cured by drinking a very delicious tuak. She was so happy. He stole one cloth. the king knew that Raja Omas was his son. Many people came to his coffee shop to drink his tuak. She turned into saringgon. The king only loved his seventh wife and the baby. a traditional drink. an old woman was washing her clothes on the river. Raja Omas said. His tuak was very delicious. the king asked Raja Omas to get married. Right after the king met Raja Omas. She is inside. she wanted to grab her son. After that. North Sumatra. So. On the following day. To protect his son. Raja Omas then asked the angel to marry him. I have a mother. the old woman told the truth. Your Majesty. The angel hated smelly ingredients. the king went there." But then. She heard a baby crying. Although the king had six wives. She was surprised to see ababy boy inside a pumpkin and brought him home. he saw some women were taking a bath. They got rid of the baby by putting him in a big pumpkin and let it drift in a river. Raja Omas covered the baby with some smelly ingredients. He also provided tuak. But Raja Omas moved very fast. Since then. Therefore. So. Raja Omas decided to visit the villages to find the right woman. *** . now she could fly to the heaven Right before she flew. She found Raja Omas in the river. The old woman took good care of Raja Omas until he became a handsome and diligent man. "It is impossible. Those six wives had a bad plan. Raja Omas was not her son. the angel found her cloth. Raja Omas opened a coffee shop. The other six wives were jealous. His seventh wife gave him a son. Later the king brought him in the palace.IN Simalungun. one angel could not fly to go back to the heaven. he decided to marry another woman. The angel was angry. mothers in Simalungun also covered their babies with some smelly ingredients every time they hear saringgon. To help the old woman. The king named him Raja Omas. He did not know that those women were angels from heaven.
But mom. Just the minutes kids. Again. They had changed into birds. The first part fell in an area which later called Gembong Village. It was repeated again and again. Strangely. I will be carefull. Every time they went farming. And as always. Be patient. Show all posts Showing posts with label Nusa Tenggara Barat. The golog stone was getting taller and taller and finally it reached the clouds. We were scared. said the father. the mother went to the rice field alone to pound the rice. I won't to be long in the market. The parents really loved their children. The father's name was Amaq Lebain and the mother's name was Inaq Lebain. The mother could not hear them well. she was shocked! She could not find her children. Later the mother was busy pounding the rice. Show all posts The Legend of Golog Stone Folklore from Nusa Tenggara Barat Once upon a time. the two children could not come back to their mother. they always brought they children to the rice fields. the stone where the children were sitting down was growing. there was a family of farmers. When the mother finished pounding the rice. and the last part fell in area which later was named Montong Teker. She wanted to bring her children down but she did not know how to do it.*** 0 comments Princess Mandalika . Amazingly. the stone is getting taller. said the children. I will finish pounding the rice soon. Okay. They had two children. It was quite noisy. The children were scared. she brought the children to the rice field. Then she hit the stone with the rice pounder. every time the mother pounded the rice. She was crying. she could not hear them well. Pllease take care of our children. a son and a daughter. She thought the children asked her to go home.Showing posts with label Nusa Tenggara Barat. She had to use the rice pounder to cut down the Golog stone. the stone broke down into three pieces. said the mother. Unfortunately. I will finish this soon. said the mother. They screamed. "Mother? The stone is getting taller!" They screamed. I will go to the rice field after I finish selling the harvest. said the mother. The children could not be seen it anymore. She then prayed to God. Somehow God answered her pray. the children were crying. The second part fell in area which was later named Dasan Batu. They lived happily. Mother. One day the father went to the market to sell their harvest Meantwhile.
*** Showing posts with label Nusa Tenggara Timur. People were screaming. the fighting was bigger. Later he named the worms as nyale. there was a kingdom in Lombok. The king then realized that his daughter had returned as sea worms. Nyale is very delicious and that is why more and more people come to Lombok to catch it. I want you all to have me. I want to be useful for you. Finally. The rule was simple: whoever shot the target perfectly. However. The king and all other people in the beach did not understand what she meant. But no one dared to jump in the sea. One by one. but not as your wives. suddenly they found a lot of sea worms on the beach. all participants tried their best. The tradition to catch the sea worms is called Bau Nyale. They claimed to be the best." said Princess Mandalika. I want to be nyale that you all can enjoy together. She was very beautiful. the waves were too high. "Everybody. Princess Mandalika jumped to the sea. Show all posts A Story from roti island A Story from roti island . I want to be someone that everybody can have. they came to propose her. One by one. and she also did not want to make them sad. she was very confused. It was like a war. Her name was Princess Mandalika. Finally. Until now. They all wanted to be the winners. he could be the husband of his beautiful daughter. in February or March. they cannot catch it anytime they want. So. I don't want you to fight because of me. Princes from all over the place wanted to marry her. when those princes came to propose her to be their wives. She was disappeared in the big waves. there was no winner. Princess Mandalika was really worried. many young men fell in love with her. Because there was no a winner. people in Lombok always try to catch nyale. they all were fighting. The argument was getting hotter and hotter. Soon. listen up! I know you all love me and want me to be your wife. then they started to argue. Lombok. Show all posts Showing posts with label Nusa Tenggara Timur. It was chaos on the beach. And I don't want you to be sad either. But I can't be all your wives. she had an idea. After several hours trying to search the princess. After several time. She hated to make people sad. All the princes tried to swim to find the princess. The king then came to her. They can only find it once a year. She could not decide. But before he came closer to his daughter. He asked all the princes to take part in archery competition. She did not want the war to get bigger and hurt many people.Folklore from Nusa Tenggara Barat ONCE upon a time. Those princes were great in archery. The king had a very beautiful daughter. because all princes brought their soldiers in the archery competition. The king then held a competition in Seger Kuta beach. All the participants were great. Princess Mandalika was a kind girl.
Later. I’m a monkey now. “You are a naughty girl! Why didn’t you listen to me?” the grandmother was so angry. *** Showing posts with label Papua.” The grandmother then left for the market. It’s enough for both of us. But just cook one grain of rice. “ Please forgive me.” “Why. Suddenly.” Then she took two handful of rice. From the tree. Show all posts Showing posts with label Papua. Before she left. Grandma!” the little girl cried and cried. The people of Roti Island believe this story. And that is why until now. The little girl has turned into a monkey and never came home. she asked her granddaughter to cook. the monkey said. people in Roti Island never hit their children or other people’s child. Show all posts . my grand daughter!’ but it was too late. The grandmother chased the monkey. I cannot live with you anymore. The monkey then ran away and climbed a tree. Grandma?” asked the girl. The grandmother was very sad. The grandmother sold them at the market. “What should I do?” The rice became rice porridge. “Oh. You are all alone. Then. “I think it’s not enough for me and my grandmother.” Then the monkey climbed up and disappeared. “ Please cook some rice for lunch. However. the girl started to cook. The girl explained what happened. a grandmother and her grand daughter lived in Roti Island. “Grandmother. Suddenly. They are afraid that the child would turn into a monkey. “Just do what I said. Please forgive me. She hit the girl with a wooden stick. She regretted what she done to her beloved grand daughter. the grandmother came home. But the grandmother kept hitting her. “ Please come back to me. Nusa Tenggara Timur. On one morning. It flowed and flowed until it covered the kitchen. an incredible thing happened! The girl turned into a monkey. she felt a grain of rice would not be enough for them. no! The rice flowed out of the pot!” shouted the girl.Folklore from Nusa Tenggara Timur ONCE upon a time. something bad happened to the rice pot. the grandmother would go to the market. They had a field and grew some vegetables.
he finally kills the dragon. Then he plans to take his mother to go back to their hometown. After the boat is ready. Biwar makes a big boat. "Don't worry. She is hanging to her boat and finally arrives in a land. Later she gives birth to a son. they are not afraid to sailing in the river anymore. "Mother. They want to find sago. He thinks they were ugly. He has an idea. After several times. "Choose now!" Mr Brown Bird then looks up to the sky. "Aha! I know which color to . like how to make weapons. "I want to have beautiful feathers like Mr Green Bird. While they are sailing. where is my father? And how do we live alone? Where is everybody?" Biwar's mother cries. and how to make fire. I'm the only one survived from the incident." says Mr Brown Bird to his wife. With feathers like this. "I want to have beautiful feathers like Mr Green Bird's feathers. His father has died. He wants to protect his mother from the dragon. One day she asks his mother. They prepare 12 boats to sail in the river. Mr Brown Bird then goes to the God of Jungle. Thanks to him." says Mrs Brown Bird. When they are arrive in the village. you have to be grateful with your feathers. The dragon is coming! From his boat. He also makes a lot of weapons. strong. humans are not interested in us. After three days. Biwar uses his arrow to attack the dragon.” says Mr Brown Bird. "Honey. they are sailing in the river. Just choose one color. "Your father is killed by the dragon. Most of them are drawn. He is jealous with his friend. His feathers are not brown like mine. people are happy to welcome Biwar. She is very sad. That's why we live alone here. I can make your wish comes true. suddenly a dragon comes! The dragon uses his tail to attack people. Mr Green Bird. Biwar becomes a handsome. Son. How about red? Yellow? Green? I'm confused. So they will not hunt us. She raises Biwar and gives skills. Her boat is broken so she cannot go back to her hometown. Only one person survives. She is pregnant and her husband is killed. While they are sailing. their boats are full with sago and now they want to go back to their hometown." "Hmm I don't know. *** 0 comments The Unhappy Cendrawasih Folklore from Papua Mr and Mrs Brown Bird lived in a jungle in Papua." Biwar is very sad. The tail makes a very big wave in the river." The God of Jungle is upset. The person is a woman. They are very beautiful.Biwar A Folk tale from Papua PEOPLE in a village in Mimika are busy. Mr Brown always complains about his feathers. and healthy man. suddenly there is a big wave. set traps to catch animals. She names her son Biwar.
all your descendants have to protect crocodiles." explained Towjatuma. Now I ask you to help me. "Honey. Since then." said the crocodile. She had a problem that made her in the great pain. *** 0 comments . They were very happy." "No. Towjatuma and his descendants promised to protect the crocodiles from other hunters. I don't want want one color of my feathers. *** 0 comments Towjatuwa and the Sacred Crocodile Folklore From papua ONCE upon a time in Papua. suddenly the crocodile talked. What if thy also take our children? Now. Your son Narrowra will grow as a great hunter. Just before he left. Days passed by. Mr Brown Bird's feathers are colorful. What are you doing here?" asked the crocodile politely. the crocodile came to Towjatuma's house. please go away! Our lives are in danger if you are still here. He wanted to have an operation to help his wife. He was so scared. "Don't worry. Towjatuma immediately went back to his house. His name then changes into Cendrawasih. Towjatuma was really scared. So I will teach my child and all my descendants to protect you and your friends. He knew the river was full of crocodiles. He can catch many animals. To help her give the birth. When he goes home. I'm not going to harm you. You have to tell Narrowra not to hunt crocodiles. If they hunt and eat crocodile’s meat. He has great skills in hunting. When he arrived. She is crying. my husband is not like you! His feathers are brown!" says Mrs brown Bird. Towjatuma needed a sharp stone. it's me. his wife would give a birth. his wife got pregnant. but his wife was still unable to give birth. The pregnancy was in the ninth month. Towjatuwa and his wife lived by the Tami River. While busy looking for the stone. he explained about the crocodile to his wife. the crocodile helped her to give birth. After a while. "I'm here to find a sharp stone. my husband." Not longer after that. I want to do an operation. "Yes. Go home now and I'll come to your house tomorrow. Mr Brown Bird tries very hard to convince his wife realizes that he is really her husband. I will never forget your help. However. "Towjatuma. he went to the river side to find a sharp stone. "You are very stupid. don't hunt my friends. Towjatuma was ready to run. I understand. They also protected other animals that lived in the river. "I will help you. It means a bird of paradise. So. He then lives his house. I want many colors. She cannot give birth. the crocodiles. Wit color like these. With his magical power. He was really amazed to see a crocodile talked like humans. Soon. So. The feathers were like kaswari's. he then answered. a big crocodile was in front of him! The crocodile was different from any other crocodiles. The crocodile named him Narrowra. all your descendants will die." said the crocodile. My wife is pregnant and she has a problem. I'm your husband." said Towjatuma. And not only Narrowra. his wife does not recognize him. I want my feathers to be colorful like the rainbow in the sky. They had been waiting to have a baby and after some time. It had feathers. He knows he just made a very big mistake." says Mrs Brown Bird. humans will hunt you. Mr Brown Bird is very sad. The baby was a boy. he heard a noise. I already helped you.choose. On the following day.
And finally it was time for Mai Lamah to deliver her baby. She was a midwife. "Don't worry. she was a nice and kind woman. Baitusen asked Mak Semah to help his wife. So. May I have some rice? I'm so hungry and I don't have any money to buy rice. They were kind and helped each other.Showing posts with label Riau. But she refused to help. She did not want to get along with her neighbors. Mai Lamah was pregnant. Besides that. I really don't have any money. No. He build bigger house. They soon would have a baby. they did not disturb her anymore. They also helped Baitusen build his house. Sadly." "But. His wife's name was Mai Lamah. Mai lamah was upset. she felt very happy when the people did not talk to them. but they also refuse to help. you have to buy. He never complained. She was in great pain. They lived in Natuna. they were so happy. I'm sure the people there will help us. Slowly he became very rich. His wife also started to buy jewelries. Riau. One of the people in Bungutan island was Mak Semah. And if you don't have any money. His work hard finally gave him plained. She did not want to look dirty and poor. Whenever you are not feeling well. she became arrogant. She was poor. They decided to go to another island. They were so poor and they were not satisfied with their lives. The island was rich with the natural resources. she did not care. it was not only her appearance that changed. And I'm too old to work. Baitusen worked very hard. "Remember." said Mak Semah. The people were very nice. However. you have to work." said Mak Semah to Mai Lalmah. Mah Semah went to Baitusen's house. "Please help me. They planned to go to Benguran Island. They were so grateful. But after she was rich. Show all posts Showing posts with label Riau. He helped pregnant women in childbirth. His name was Baitusen. I don't want to help you. They hoped they lives would be better. She hoped that Baitusen could help her. Mai Lamah changed her appearances." said Baitusen to Mai Lamah. Show all posts The Legend of Senua Island Folklore From Riau ONCE upon a time. Indeed. His work hard finally gave him great wealth. Her attitude also changed. The people did not treat them differently although they were new comers on the island. "What? If you want to have some rice. . In one night. Previously. They wanted to be rich. she also helped sick people. She wanted to ask for some rice to cook. He asked other neighbors to help. there lived a poor fisherman. Mai Lamah and Baitusen were happy. Baitusen and Mai Lamah were also happy to live in Bunguran Island. He really wanted to be rich. She wanted to look like rich woman." said Mak Semah. "I don't care. When they arrived in Bunuran Island. do not hesitate to call me. Let's go another island. Now go away!" May Lamah's bad behaviour made the people hate her.
Slowly the stone turned into an island. Mai Lmah's body turned into a big stone. When he reached the riverside. Carefully. He named the baby girl Dayang Kumunah. Sanua mean one person with two bodies. One of the young men who fell in love with her was Awangku Usop. He was a handsome and rich man. However. The baby is the child of the spirit of the river. Please take care of her. he still tried to find the baby. When the head of the village saw the baby. he said. they were sailing in their ship." said Mak Lemah.” Awing Gading was very happy. he told the head of the village about the baby. His name was Awang Gading and he lived alone. Until now. It was almost dark but he still did not catch a fish yet. There was a great storm. People named it Sanua Island. He proposed Dayang Kumunah to be his wife. Sadly. Dayang Kumunah grew as a very beautiful and diligent girl. Slowly their ship was sinking. Meanwhile her jewelries turned into swallow birds. But no one helped them. he was not lucky. He took care of her with great love. She never laughed. Awing held the baby and brought her home.*** 0 comments Dayang Kumunah Folklore from Riau Once upon a time. He hoped he could catch some fish today. Awang Gading was fishing."Okay. In one morning. Then. Bunguran island is known as home for swallow birds. It was loaded with their wealth. . He planned to go home and rowed his sampan to the riverside. but don't forget to bring our jeweleries. It was almost dark and he did not see anyone there. Dayang Kumunah was so famous for her beauty. Thunder attacked their ship. “You are lucky. their journey was not in the good condition. His wife died a long time ago and he did not have any child. However. He was surprised. he heard a baby cry. they asked for help. lived an old fisherman. there was something strange about her. Finally he found the baby! It was a baby girl and she was very beautiful. Unfortunately. In the morning.
he saw the house was clean and neat. They all were wearing colorful shawl. The house was clean and he had food on the table. He tried to kill the snake with the woods. I am from the river and I will live here. She then changed into a fish.” said Dayang Kumunah. “I have told you not to ask me to laugh. it happened again. And he broke his promise. And he did it! The snake died. now Dayang Kumunah and Awangku Usop had five children. after they got married. Awangku Usop was really sad. we are safe now. We have been married for years but I never see you laugh. However.” said Awangku Usop. Though he felt very strange. a snake was in front of him. It was noon. People named the fish as Patin Fish. Awangku Usop agreed to promise. Then he heard a voice of women talking. Then.*** 0 comments The Legend of Putri Mambang Linau Folklore from Riau BUJANG Enok was collecting fire woods in the jungle. So. This time Awangku Usop could not hold it anymore. “The snake is dead. they got married. Awing Gading died. “I am really curious. He wanted to know who did it. She ran to the river and swam. After waiting. he did not want to break his promise. He wanted to sell them in the market. “Please take care of our children.Dayang Kumuna agreed. He just learned how to walk. He saw all the seven girls were doing the . Bujang Enok was peeping through the window. Awangku Usop and the children followed her. Then Dayang Kumunah did it. One day. but he had to promise one thing. Awangku Usop actually wanted to know why Dayang Kumunah never laughed. When he arrived. The food was also served! He was really confused. Suddenly. Days passed bu. Dayang Kumunah was very sad. Everybody was laughing because the child was so funny. then he saw seven beautiful girls were entering his house. They saw the youngest child tried to walk. He loved his father very much. On the following day. he asked his wife to laugh. He ignored the voice. why did you break your promise?” Said Dayang Kumunah. He never asked Dayang Kumunah to laugh. Dayang Kumunah was so sad. They saw Dayang Kumunah slowly changed into a fish. she laughed. on the next day he was hiding in the bushes in front of his house.” The voice was from the river not far from the jungle. Sadly. Bujang Enok went home. He already broke his promise. Their youngest child was still a toddler. I am not a human. Everybody was laughing except Dayang Kumunah. the whole family gathered in the house. And when she laughed people could see her fish gills.
There was a ceremony there. “Alright. Her name was Princess Halimah. Her sisters were wearing the shawl then they were flying. They were angels.” After that Bujang Enok and Putri Mambang Linau were married. Then he decided to ask her to dance. people still do the dance. The girls went to the river. He was very generous. However. It was their voice. Bujang Enok followed them. The girl who lost the shawl was really sad. my name is Putri Mambang Linau.” said Bujang Enok. The king asked Bujang Enok who she was. but he had to respect the King. Then Putri Mambang Linau danced. I do. and soon Bujang Enok became a rich man.” said a girl. They had happy life. They put their shawls on the river side. but please don’t ask me to dance. the name is gradually changed into olang-olang dance.*** 0 comments Prince Suta and King Bayang Folklore from Riau SULTAN Hasan Salehuddin Kemaramtsyah was the king of Indragiri Kingdom in Riau. In the ceremony all the women had to dance. He always helped the needy. Putri Mambang Linau was sad. they were talking. they left the house. we have to go home now. I’ll do anything for you. He was also very kind to his people. Bujang Enok took one of them.household chores. Then he came to the girl. The king was really touched. The King had a beautiful daughter. he asked the girls to dance like Putri Mambang Linau’s dance. the girls wore their shawls. The people lived happily and peacefully. Because the movement was like a flying eagle. Slowly her body was going up. And I will give it to you if you marry me. To honor him. She was flying. He fell in love with this beautiful angel. The girls were taking a bath. However. The king heard the news about Bujang Enok. then the dance was named elang-elang dance. He already promised his wife not to ask her to dance. He invited Bujang Enok and his wife to the palace. The King was very wise. She . Everybody was surprised. I will leave you and I will go back home in the sky. After they finished. Bujang Enok was very confused. If I dance. but she knew her husband really respected the king. He became famous. “I’m sorry. Bujang Enok explained all about it. Bujang Enok remembered the voice when he was collecting the woods. Actually she loved Bujang Enok. He was very impressed with his sacrifice. She wore her shawl. “Do you see my shawl? If you give it to me. She asked. Later. Find your shawl and go back home immediately after you find it. Until now. She moved her hands like an eagle fl uttering it’s wings. Bujang Enok saw the girls flying and he was surprised.” “Yes. I will marry you. one of them could not find her shawl.
King Bayan came to the palace. “Your Majesty. I’m sure my daughter doesn’t want to marry a bad king like you!” “What?! You refused my proposal?! You will be sorry. He challenged King Bayang to fight. And if I lose. Prince Suta was younger. The soldiers told him about Sultan Hasan’s messages. “Impossible. Sadly. With the soldiers we have right now.was very famous. The soldier immediately left. you have to go back!” “Alright. Luckily. The King brought his soldiers. They attacked the palace. A king from a neighboring kingdom came. He already helped Jambi Kingdom from bad people. Tell Sultan Hasan. Sultan Hasan asked Prince Suta to marry his beautiful daughter. I will go to Indragiri now. He is from eastern area. He is a bad king. “I heard there is a great prince. I will help him. Many young men fell in love with her. Sultan Hasan’s soldiers lost the fight.” said one soldier. Sultan Hasan and his soldiers set a new strategy. His name is Prince Suta. we need to get some help.” Prince Suta and King Bayang were fi ghting! Both of them were very powerful. When he arrived in Indragiri. They stole and robbed people’s house. He left the palace and later came back with more soldiers. He disturbed many people. Prince Suta and Princess Halimah were very happy. “Ha ha ha… Sorry if I make you angry. “Do you have any ideas? Who can help us?” asked Sultan Hasan. Luckily he found Prince Suta. and some loyal soldiers escaped. his daughter.” “Alright then… fi nd Prince Suta. Later.” said Prince Suta. He wanted to meet Sultan Hasan. I want to marry her. Sultan Hasan. we cannot win our kingdom back. However he did not have many soldiers. Actually. King Bayang and his soldiers left Indragiri Kingdom. His name was King Bayang. Why do you want fi ght me. he immediately went to the palace. “I’ve heard about King Bayang before. He is very kind.” said Sultan Hasan. He had more power than King Bayang.” said King Bayang. Soon. The people were so happy. The peaceful life in Indragiri Kingdom was disturbed. “Why did you do terrible things to our people?” asked Sultan Hasan. King Bayang lost the fi ght. “Ha ha ha…. “Because this is not your kingdom. To express his gratitude. Sultan Hasan and Princess Halimah went back home. They lost the fi ght. I’m here because I heard you have a beautiful daughter. Tell him about King Bayang and also tell him that we need his help to win our kingdom back. Sultan Hasan fought bravely. *** 0 comments The Ungrateful Student . I will go back home. Sultan Hasan!!” King Bayang was very angry. Sultan Hasan immediately sent his soldiers to fi ght King Bayang’s soldiers. Finally they arrived in a small village. young man?” asked King Bayang. Prince Suta agreed. Since then Indragiri Kingdom was always safe from bad people. if I win I will stay.
He was old and had many students. It was in mid day.” said Mahmud. then you have to fight him!” Mahmud knew he just made a mistake. The king then asked Mahmud to be the new commander. The crow was made the Commander of the palace. “Remember. The king asked him to talk to Mahmud to do good things. He finally arrived in Palembang. Without waiting any longer. Right after Mahmud was appointed to be the new commander. He knew that Mahmud was more powerful than the commander. cocks crowed in the morning. They learned martial arts from him. otherwise he would be killed! Mahmud fought back. If someone responds to his crow. old man? I don’t need you anymore. wherever you go. Remember my advice. He always challenges people to fight him. because it can hurt people. I can ask my soldiers to get rid of you!” said Mahmud to Apek Huang Tai. Mahmud was an intelligent student. he did not want to run away. He then had funny idea. the commander attacked him. and that included the king. The king finally met Mahmud’s teacher. I’ve told you to use the skills wisely. some soldiers were in front of him and cornered him. The soldiers later brought him to the open field. he heard a cock crowing. One of the students was Mahmud. Mahmud did whatever he wanted. use your martial arts skills wisely. Apek Huang Tai felt that it was time for Mahmud to stop learning from him. He was curious. The commander was waiting for him.” . Before he left. The king saw the fight. Use it only when it is necessary. he stayed in the palace. The new life in palace changed Mahmud. What do you mean? I am new here.” said Apek Huang Tai. He used all the skills he mastered. I am the commander here. “Why are you here. He remembered his teacher’s advice. In a very short time he already mastered all the skills and techniques of martial arts. He just listened to his heart. He was a master of martial arts. then you have to fight my Commander. He attacked the commander. Mahmud was bleeding. the people in Daik Lingga kingdom lived happily. The commander gave up! He asked Mahmud to stop attacking him. He suggested Mahmud to go to other place.Folklore from Riau A long time ago in Riau. Suddenly. He was now arrogant. Normally. “You have changed. “You heard a cock crowing right? Well. The criminals were afraid of Apek Huang Tai. it was not a cock. “Because you have just crowed. He wanted to be responsible. Mahmud did not have any place to go.” “I don’t understand. he imitated the crow. He thought he had to use his martial art skills. However. You respond. Nobody dared to remind him. His nick name is Commander Cock Crowing. he has to fight him. Apek Huang Tai gave him an advice. It was peaceful and no criminals would dare to do bad things there.
Batangkup Stone then opened its body. Mak Minah cried. Breakfast was not ready so they were looking for their mother. They would never see their mother again. They knew their mother was inside Batangkup Stone s body.. said Batangkup Stone. and Diang. please help me prepare the dinner".. you need her now because you are hungry. There lived a widow named Mak Minah. In the meantime. And he knew Mahmud’s weaknesses. "Batangkup Stone. She was so sad. asked Mak Minah. Those three children were crying very loud. This time they listened to Mak Minah. I will open my body now. She sold the woods in the market and used the money for their daily needs. he still had a lot of energy. Even though Apek Huang Tai was old. *** . There was a magical stone called Batangkup Stone. They always ignored me. two sons. "Please swallow my body".. In the morning. Mak Minah later went inside. They never helped her. Please open your body. Her son s names were Utuh and Ucin. Riau. It was not the first time her children did not help her and ignored her. The stone had magical power. However dinner was not ready yet. they played again. Let my mother go outside. Everyday Mak Minah always went to the jungle to collect some fire woods. The stone could also talk to humans. They knew they were wrong. She was so sick that she went to bed immediately. You only listed to her when you want to eat. After selling the woods in the market. He was wrong. she called her children to have dinner. asked Mak Minah. Mahmud and Apek Huang Tai fought courageously. if that s what you want. But you never help her. *** 0 comments Batangkup Stone Folklore from Riau ONCE upon a time. Mak Minah then forced herself to prepare the dinner. "Well. But it was too late to regret. Her three children were lazy and only liked to play. She always worked alone. I won't! You are not good children. Those three children ignored their mother and continued playing in the front yard. there was a village in Indragiri Hilir. I'm so sick and my children did not want to help me. Mak Minah did not feel well. Utuh. And Mahmud gave up! He apologized to his teacher. the children did not help their mother clean the dishes. You always ignored your mother and never helped her". "No. Mahmud thought he could beat Apek Huang Tai.The fight could not be avoided. They saw their mother s hair. Ucin. "Yes. He knew he was wrong and he promised to be good again. and a daughter. please help me. Finally they were in front of the Batangkup Stone. "Utuh. Her long hair was still outside of the stone. said Utuh. and Diang woke up and felt hungry. Ucin. Instead. So she asked her three children to help her. The children went here and there to find their mother. scr eam Diang. It could open and close its body like a sea shell. You will never see your mother again!" said Batangkup Stone. "But we need her now". When it was ready. Mak Minah went to the riverside. I cannot hold the pains anymore. And her youngest child’s name was Diang. She had three children. get inside". she wanted to go to bed immediately. Sadly after they finished eating. It was already late in the evening.
he met some people. he immediately went home to ask his mother to stay with him in the palace. He could not find his stick. Hmm. We’re not going to hurt you. Bujang Buta received those things. he was fighting bravely against the elephants. He wanted to go home. The king was so happy. He wanted to run away. Suddenly. Bujang Buta was the kindest child. He was named Bujang Buta. They wanted to leave Bujang Buta alone in the jungle! “Bujang Buta. Bujang Pengail and I will look for the woods in other areas. Take these ropes and stick. While his older brothers were busy playing. After saying thank you. We know you are a good kid. We want to help you.it’s mango. he then asked Bujang Buta to stay in the palace and marry his daughter. “Don’t be afraid. His brothers had hid it. and the youngest child was Bujang Buta. He was really happy to eat the mango. He was no longer blind! However. Yummy!” Bujang Buta then enjoyed the fruit. Bujang Buta was so happy. their mother asked them to go to the jungle to collect some fire woods. He was so scared. Bujang Buta then continued walking. The oldest was Bujang Perotan.. Those three children had different personalities.” said Bujang Perotan. Bujang Buta always helped his mother. Bujang Buta wanted to release the princess.” said the tiger. He was very hungry.” said the monkey. He won! He then released the princess and brought her back to the palace. because he was blind. the middle child was Bujang Pengail. his happiness soon ended after he saw there were a monkey and a tiger in font of him. stay here under this tree. He tried to walk. he stepped on something. With the ropes and the stick. my friend. He forgave them and also . Nobody dared to release her because the king had big elephants as his soldiers. You will need them someday to help you. One day. “What is this? I think this is a fruit.0 comments Bujang Buta Folklore from Riau ONCE upon a time in Riau. which are why he was named as king of elephants. He accidentally swallowed the pip fruit! His eyes were wide open. lived a mother with her three sons. Wait for us and we’ll go home together. Amazingly the incident made his eyes able to see. Then. He ate the mango very fast until he made a mistake. Bujang Perotan and Bujang Pengail agreed to help. They told him that the king’s daughter was arrested by the king of elephants. Bujang Buta waited and waited for hours. On the way home. Although he was blind. The mother and Bujang Buta did not know that Bujang Perotan and Bujang Pengail planned something bad. “We know everything. His brothers did not show up! Bujang Buta was so scared. Bujang Buta did not have a hard feeling towards his brothers.
he ate it. please forgive me. You have to return it.” replied his mother. he immediately boiled the egg. I ignored you. I want to go to the river. “What happened?” “I don’t know. For the punishment. Again.” “Be careful with the egg. Why don’t you just stay at home?” As always Dang Gedunai ignored her. Rain will soon fall. that means I’m eating. Carefully. Suddenly I feel very thirsty.” His mother then gave him a glass of water. I want to go fishing. My throat is very hot. then another glass. “Mother. then another glass until there was not any water in the house. His mother was sad. Mother. He lived with his mother. He felt very thirsty. Dang Gedunai drank all the water until the pond was dried. Then slowly Dang Gedunai left her. His brothers really regretted their bad behaviours. His mother was surprised to see him brought a big egg. you will become a dragon!” Dang Gedunai woke up. Later his mother went home. Dang Gedunai finally gave up. It was a dragon’s egg. He would become a dragon. Then they went to the river. his mother was ready to go to the paddy field. When his mother left the house. “You stole my egg. A giant dragon came to him. Dang Gedunai brought the egg home. If you see big waves in the sea. “Mother. he ignored his mother’s advice. He was her only child but he never made her happy. They promised to be nice. His mother then told the villagers not to go to the sea when the waves were big. It was very cloudy when he arrived at the riverside. When it was cooked. Dang Gedunai was a stubborn kid. He was so full then he fell asleep. His mother asked him to go the pond. Dang Gedunai did not say anything. I cannot live with you anymore. He had a dream. His mother cried. I will change as a dragon. Her son was eating. In the morning. lived a kid named Dang Gedunai. I ate the egg. then I’m sleeping. It was a very big egg. I will live in the sea. It’s not enough. “What egg is that? Where did you find it?” “In the river. Dang Gedunai knew his dream would come true.” said Dang Gedunai. They . he saw something shining in the river.” said Dang Gedunai. Later rain fell down heavily. But if the waves are calmed. It was so delicious. But it was not enough. she advised him to put the egg back to the river. He drank another glass. As always.asked them to stay in the palace. He planned to boil the egg and ate it. He then went to the river. Again it was not enough. Until now fishermen do not want to go fishing in the sea when the waves are big. *** 0 comments Dang Gedunai Folklore from Riau ONCE upon a time in Riau. His father passed away when he was a baby. However right before he left. “It’s cloudy outside. Soon it was drizzling but Dang Gedunai was still busy fishing.
The poor husband then woke up from his dream. He told the husband to take his sampan and went to Sepunjung River. He thought about his dream and wanted to do the old man's advice. They were not able to eat everyday. She was so surprised to see her husband was busy preparing the sampan. an old man came to him. "Just go to the middle of the river and wait until a rope appears from the river. In his dream. "Yippee!" said the husband. Their clothes were the ones they wore everyday. He knew his wife would think he was crazy by following up a dream." But the poor man ignored the bird and kept on pulling out the chain. The poor man became a greedy man. One day they ate. They just wait until the dragon is finished eating and the waves are calmed. He did not want to help his wife to earn a living. she often prayed to God to help her husband. "The old man is right!" said the husband. So he took his sampan and went to Sepunjung River. When he arrived on the river side. But then he realized that it was a lesson for him to work hard if he wanted to have a lot of money. *** . One night the husband had a dream. But it was too late and it was useless for feeling sorry. He wanted to make sure he would be right in the middle of the river. The wife always asked the husband to work hard. Pelalawan. on the following day they did not eat.*** 0 comments The Greedy Poor Man Folklore from Riau Once upon a time in Negeri Rantau Baru. Take the rope slowly then you will find a golden chain. It created big waves and the waves almost swallowed the poor man. But he was lazy. He just slept and slept everyday. He talked. but don't take the chain too long. Take only a short golden chain. slowly he rowed his sampan. Cut the golden chain. It was so full that finally the sampan could not hold the weights any more. While he was busy pulling out the golden chain. Suddenly a rope appeared from the river. "I want to go fishing. "Hey poor man. "Where are you going?" asked the wife. He pulled the chain again and again. his sampan was full of the golden chain. lived husband and wife. He wanted to sell the golden chain and had a lot of money. They were very poor. Slowly he pulled out and later at the end of the rope he saw a golden chain! The chain was sparkling and glowing. remember the old man's advice. He wanted to take the golden chain as long as possible. he felt sorry to himself. After arrived in the river. See you later!" the husband did not want to tell about his dream." said the old man. Slow but sure.know the dragon is eating. a bird came to him. It was made by real gold. He forgot the old man's advice to take only short chain because it was enough for him. He was so panicked and swam fast to the river side. He blamed himself for being a greedy man. The golden chain was sinking and went to the bottom of the river. Then he waited and waited. Riau. The sampan was drowned. The wife was helpless. He then pulled out the rope.
A week later. Show all posts Showing posts with label South Kalimantan. He was very touched with her youngest daughter’s sacrifice. I’ll command the attack. The land was fertile and they always had great harvest. He knew he had to be very careful. The people were happy. I’m here to marry one of your seven daughters. He was afraid the snake would attack his kingdom.Showing posts with label South Kalimantan. Those seven princesses were very beautiful. Many people are wounded. He planned to prolong the time. It was a beautiful afternoon. “We have to do something.” said the snake. However they all were very brave. We need to discuss. . For a moment they were safe from the bird. “Father. The king and his family spent their time in the garden. I’m afraid the snake will be angry and attack our kingdom if nobody wants to marry him. However the king was silent and calmed. he still had problems with the giant bird. they could not match the fight. The bird was very big. there was a big kingdom in South Kalimantan.” said the king. It was because the bird was still alive and it could return and attack the kingdom and his people at any time. The bird is destroying the rice fields. “Your majesty! A giant bird attacked our kingdom. The king and the queen really loved them. Suddenly his youngest daughter came to him. She said. He tried to fi nd a solution. Meanwhile he also had to ask his daughters. It is also attacking the people. but they all refused to marry the snake. It was very tired and stopped its attack. The snake wanted to meet the king and his family. This time a giant snake came to the palace. When the king and the soldiers arrived. “I cannot decide right now. One by one the king asked them. Their daughters were all still single. they were very shocked. “Your Majesty. The people lived happily and peacefully. I’m willing to marry the snake. He told the king a very bad news.” said the king bravely. The king was wise and always protected his people. Come back tomorrow. Prepare the soldiers. It was very powerful and mean. At fi rst. Amazingly the snake could talk like humans. There were no poor people. the kingdom was restless again. Slowly the giant bird gave up.” said the soldier. Suddenly the chief soldier came. The king was hopeless. Show all posts The Dandaung Snake Folklore from South Kalimantan A long time ago. The kingdom was also peaceful. The king had seven daughters. The king and the soldiers fought bravely. They all were afraid. The king did not want to wait any longer. All the daughters were screaming.” The king was speechless. He then took his weapon and led the soldiers. my name is Dandaung Snake.
The king was also happy. more people are going to die.” The prince went away. suffered. “Well. Her name was Dewi Luing Indung Bunga. Days and nights the villagers were digging. We need a lot of water. There has been disaster. The party was great.Then he ordered his people to hold a great wedding ceremony for her youngest daughter and Dandaung Snake. Their parents could not work because they were too weak. It all changed when the villagers cut down the trees recklessly in the jungle. They had not eaten much. It was very terrible. Children were crying because they were very hungry. We have to fi nd water!” said Datu Beritu Taun. And fi nally he succeeded! The giant bird was dead. They had wasted all the blessing from God. Dandaung Snake slowly changed into a very handsome man. He wanted to discuss how to fi nd the solutions of the problem. After all the big trees were cut down. Yes. In one night. previously their village was fertile. long drought attacked their village. all strong men were busy digging.” said one villager. A bad witch cursed me into a snake. their village was flooded. “I agree. . the head of the village. The prince wanted to kill the bird. Antun had a sister. Long drought has made them lack of water. during the meeting. Do you have any ideas?” asked Datu Beritu Taun. if we don’t do anything. All the guests were proud with the youngest princess. suddenly something strange happened. Their life was prosperous. I think we have to dig deeper to find the source of water. He was Datu Beritu Taun’s oldest son. Since then the kingdom was always peaceful.” said another villager. “Don’t be afraid. let’s fi nd solutions for this disaster. South Kalimantan. He asked the prince to be the new king. He knew the people were still afraid with the giant bird. After that. The head of the village was Datu Beritu Taun. He asked all the villagers to have a meeting. He looked into the youngest princess face and he said. Many people were ill. *** 0 comments Dewi Luing Indung Bunga Folklore from South Kalimantan PEOPLE in Kampung Datar. Without waiting any longer. He knew God was angry with them. Water was easy to fi nd.” said another villager. Everybody was happy. Sir. “But we are too weak to work. “My fellow villagers. One of them was Antun Kumara Sukma. “I think we have to dig to fi nd well. Now I want all the strong men to dig the land. Actually I’m a prince and I have great supernatural power. When everybody was having fun. You have already helped me from the curse.
Since then the villagers were very careful to the forests. The advisor then told the king about the beautiful Rangda. Dewi Luing Indung Bunga was a very kind girl. He wanted to order a dress from her. All the villagers gathered in a big fi eld. If there is no girl to be sacrifi ced. So. no girl wanted to be sacrifi ced. A soldier went first to Rangda's house. He was a prince of the kingdom and one day he would replace his father as the king. he suffered a terrible illness. She died. he heard that the village could be prosperous again if a girl was willing to be sacrifi ced." The king was really worried. However. he always whispered a name. The king's son heard about Rangda. there was an old woman named Ning Rangda. She knew she had to be sacrifi ced. she fell down. As he arrived at Rangda's house.” said Dewi Luing Indung Bunga. Many young men fell in love with her.Datu Beritu Taun had a dream while he was sleeping. he immediately went back to the palace. I want our people to be happy again. she always said that it was for her prospective husband. Do you want to know the whole story why Ning Rangda always sewed a new wedding dress? Read on! When Rangda was a young girl. Everybody knew her because she always makes a wedding dress. "Rangda. *** 0 comments Ning Rangda Folklore from South Kalimantan A long time ago. All the villagers were thankful to God. she always helped her parents. Dewi Luing Indung Bunga was standing in the middle. In his dream. Her father was a tailor and Rangda always helped him sewed people's dress. but the family let Dewi to sacrifi ce herself. He was asked to tell Rangda and her parents about the wedding proposal. Though they were very sad. he told Rangda and her parents that the king and the . The prince was single and wanted to get married. Every time people asked why she sewed a new wedding dress. When he woke up. They would never forget Dewi’s sacrifice to them. The king knew that his son fell in love with her. he fell in love with her. She then told his father about it. And every time the prince slept. Rangda. He wanted to tell his father that he already found his prospective wife. He got high fever. She was called Ning because she was old and had a hunchbacked body. mother… I want this disaster to end. Not long after that rain fell down heavily. Suddenly. He asked them to fi nd a girl who was willing to be sacrifi ced. Rangda was also very beautiful. The girl had to be kind hearted and obedient to her parents. he decided to go to Rangda's house. When the prince arrived at Rangda's house. let me sacrifice myself. They did not want to cut down the trees recklessly. The villagers waited and waited… Sadly. Datu Beritu Taun told the men about his dream. After got his dress. “Father. He asked his advisor about the Rangda's name. The king then asked his soldiers to take him and the prince to Rangda's house. right after the prince arrived at the palace. Rangda.
Rangda did not know that the prince had died. La Dana went to the ceremony. Why don’t we put them together and gave them back to the host. Meanwhile. the king. his idea was running well so far. He brought the whole body parts of the buffalo except the legs. La Dana then had an idea to trick him. After they got the young buffalo. Then the prince. “La Dana. When the prince heard that she would meet the beautiful Rangda. She wanted to give him the best wedding dress. Everybody knew him. La Dana came to Pak Kikir’s house. The trip was very tiring and that made the prince suffered his illness again. but let me visit the buffalo everyday. you have all parts of the buffalo except the legs. Show all posts La Dana and His Buffalo Folklore from South Sulawesi IN Toraja. And I only have the legs. On the following day. Show all posts Showing posts with label South Sulawesi. He wanted to raise it by himself because he was afraid that La Dana would steal it. The king was sad. He would exchange with a young buffalo. Let’s meet the host. His name was La Dana. That’s why the villagers loved him. “Pak Kikir. Pak Kikir was a very stingy man.*** Showing posts with label South Sulawesi. “Hey! Look! The buffalo is getting fatter. let me raise the buffalo. It was so bad that finally the prince died. He always tricked bad people. “The buffalo has just been here for a day.prince would come to propose her. How can you say he is getting fatter?” . she waited and waited for the prince but he never came. he was very happy. “I agree. In the ceremony. the guests could get buffalo meat from the host of the ceremony.” said Pak Kikir. there was always a ceremony when someone passed away. Pak Kikir and La Dana went home. On the way home. and the soldiers went to Rangda's house. She kept on sewing the wedding dress until she was old and had a hunchbacked body. We ask him to exchange it with a life buffalo.” said Pak Kikir. He was then cured from his illness. lived a young man. Rangda was very happy because she also fell in love with the prince. South Sulawesi. The host agreed with one condition. She always waited for the prince. Everyday. the host gave him buffalo legs. In Toraja. We raise the buffalo until it is big. He was happy. Together they went back to the ceremony. Before he went home.” said La Dana.” said La Dana. Do you agree?” “That is a good idea. He was known for his clever ideas. The illness was worse than the previous one. La Dana met Pak Kikir. He thought it was useless to continue the trip. She was sewing a wedding dress for the prince. Then he went back to the palace. Nobody liked him.
La Dana again came to Pak Kikir’s house and asked for the legs. His son. I want the legs now. His plan worked! He got a living buffalo and brought it home. Pak Kikir. Wait for another time. he asked La Dana to wait. Every time he visited the buffalo. Then La Dana came and came again. The buffalo is still young. was still single. They are mine. On the following day. he knew if he refused it. Pak Kikir could not hold it anymore. the buffalo would die. “Don’t take the legs now. After that. he always asked Pak Kikir to give him legs. Her name was Princess Tandampalik.“Look at the buffalo carefully. We will not get a lot of meat. King of Luwu actually did not want to accept the proposal. Any man who saw her would fall in love with her. He gave the buffalo to La Dana. Otherwise. King of Bone came to Luwu and talked about the . Pak Kikir was silent. La Dana was happy. Finally. Everybody knew about her beauty. including King of Bone. *** 0 comments Princess Tandampalik Princess Tandampalik Folklore from South Sulawesi KING of Luwu had a very beautiful daughter. right?” said La Dana. It is getting fatter. If you want to get the legs. the buffalo would die. Then. he could not have a son-in-law who lived very far from him. here take this buffalo with you!” said Pak Kikir. He knew if the legs were cut. he would suffer from terrible disease. She was very beautiful. Pak Kikir said the same thing. Many of his people would suffer. Prince of Bone. “It’s enough La Dana! If you cut the legs. According to the culture.” said Pak Kikir. kingdom of Bone would attack Luwu. Bone was a kingdom that was far away from Luwu Kingdom. King of Bone paid a visit to Luwu in order to propose Princess Tandampalik to be her daughter in-law. But.
King of Luwu said he needed time to decide. The captain of the ship was Tan Bun Ann. So she was not angry with her father for making her stay in a remote island." said the king. "I will let you stay here and do this business. The King of Luwu was so happy that her daughter was cured. He came to the palace to meet the king. your majesty. The kingdom healer said the disease could infect others. He was a prince. they secretly had a relationship. He landed in Wajo Island. Show all posts Showing posts with label South Sumatra." he thought. Tan Bun Ann felt it was time for him to propose Siti Fatimah. He was so surprised to see a very beautiful girl lived in such a remote island. a cow came to her. a bad thing happened. "Wow. her name was Siti Fatimah. Show all posts The Legend of Kemaro Island Folklore from South Sumatra A long time ago. But she knew if she stayed in the kingdom. He met Siti fatimah several times. He was so happy that he finally met her. they did not have any courage to propose her. Tan Bun Ann often came to the palace. After a while. Amazingly. She got skin rash. Her beauty was back! In the mean time. The king wanted his daughter only to marry a rich man. Tan Bun Ann also approached Siti Fatimah secretly. Since then. the King held a wedding party for her daughter and Prince of Bone. Prince of Bone was sailing in the sea. Her skin was smooth again. The king then decided to put the princess in a safe place. however. Suddenly. Some soldiers accompanied her. .marriage proposal. *** Showing posts with label South Sumatra. He really admired her beauty. You have to give half of your profit to the kingdom. He tried to find out more about her. The cow licked Princess Tandampalik's skin. He knew that she was single and the king only wanted to have a rich son in law. he wanted to be richer. He wanted to ask the king's permission. He was a merchant. Not long after that. She also fell in love with him. The princess was sad. He immediately brought Princess Tandampalik and the soldiers back to Luwu Kingdom. He asked his man to ask the people about her. It was in a remote island named Wajo Island. there was a kingdom in South Sumatra. but remember. "Who are you." said Tan Bun Ann. The princess was not alone. Several days after Princess Tandampalik lived in Wajo Island. "I agree. The information made Tan Bun Ann worked harder. The king had a very beautiful daughter. He came to South Sumatra to do business. Prince of Bone had heard about her before. She was single. a ship from China arrived. he planned to stay for several months. you have to share your profit. beautiful girl? Do you live here?" asked Prince of Bone. The skin was albino. King of Bone understood and went home. The cow was different from other cows. Siti Fatimah really admired his patience and his spirit to work hard. After several days. many young man fell in love with her. Tan Bun Ann finally got information about Siti Fatimah. One day. may be she is an angel. many people would be infected. the disease was cured. Princess Tandampalik then explained everything. Princess Tandampalik was ill.
" thought Tan Bun Ann. And he also takes care of the animals. He only looked at the top of the jar. he did not search at the bottom of the jars. Give me nine big jars filled with gold. she told her guards a message. he saw rotten vegetables. Later. “The thieves are still here. She also wanted to jump and helped him. He did not have any power to throw the jar into the river. She was impatient. He wanted to ﬁ nd the thief! He heard some people were laughing. the nine big jars arrived at the pier of Musi River. And finally he opened the last jar. It was time to harvest the sugarcane. Tan Bun Ann immediately looked for the jars. The guards waited and waited. The parents agreed and sent him nine big jars filled with gold. Every time he did not see any gold in the jar. Again he did not find the gold. Before she jumped. The people named it Kemaro Island. he always threw it to the river. "I will let you marry my daughter. She waited for Tan Bun Ann at the river bank.. the parents put some vegetables on top of the gold. but he never showed up. Show all posts Oheo Folklore from Southeast Sulawesi THERE was a handsome man in Kendari. He was so surprised. he could not ﬁ nd them. It seemed that some people had already taken his sugarcane. This time he was so tired. "If you see a pile of soil on the river bank. Show all posts Showing posts with label Southeast Sulawesi. He was so upset. Siti Fatimah saw what was happening. Early in the morning. He threw the jars into the river. Instead he smashed the jar with a big stone. The soil was getting bigger and bigger. "Hmmm. He was so angry. And when the jar was broken. he did not see any gold. Kemaro is from the word kemarau. Again. He plants sugarcane trees on his ﬁ eld. His name is Oheo.Maybe the gold is in the second jar. It finally became an island. He immediately jumped to the river. he left his house and went to the ﬁeld.He talked to the king. The ﬁeld was in a mess. However." Then she jumped into the river.*** Showing posts with label Southeast Sulawesi. He wanted to collect the gold. And when he looked . And several days the people saw a pile of soil. When he opened the cover of the jar. Tan Bun Ann wrote a letter to his parents in China and told them about Siti Fatimah. I’m going to catch them!” Oheo tried not to make sounds. and that means it is my grave. Everyday he always takes care of the trees. To cover the gold from the thieves. He was so happy. People named it that because the island is never drowned although the level of the water in the Musi River is high. However." said the king. he was so surprised when he arrived at the ﬁeld.. “Hmmm this sugarcane is so yummy!” “Aha!” said Oheo. He is a kind and diligent farmer. But there is one thing you have to do. He heard. it means drought season. Tan Bun Ann found the gold! He knew he made a mistake. Southeast Sulawesi.
Oheo was so sorry. he could ﬁnd her wife easily. after ﬁnished taking a bath. With the help of ﬁreﬂy. I just lost my shawl. Princess Anawai agreed to stay at his house. It was kept in the bathroom. He promised to be a better husband. He did not know how to ﬁnd her wife in the very dark room. Later.” said the angel. He fell in love and wanted to marry one of the angels. Oheo tried to impede her but Princess Anawai had already made up her mind. And soon. He really loved his wife. It was a year after they got married and they had one child. the room was no longer dark. He was willing to help Oheo. if they defecated. Princess Anawai asked Oheo to wash the child. she found her shawl. Oheo asked her to forgive him. Therefore. you can take her back to your home. He said that he was very busy. When he arrived. They wanted to take a bath. They had the sugarcane! Those angels flew to the river. Oheo was able to go to the palace in the sky. he took one of the angels’ shawls. Oheo had to clean and wash their children. He tried very hard to fly to the sky. a ﬁrefly came to him. Oheo agreed. “You already made my daughter sad. Oheo followed them. He pretended that he was willing to help her. I cannot ﬂy back to my home. Why do you look so sad?” “My name is Princess Anawai. Oheo then showed up. he saw seven beautiful angels ﬂy at the sky. Oheo and his child climbed the tree. Secretly. Without it. He was really in love with her. She was so disappointed. go to that dark room. If you want to ﬁnd her. he was so happy. She wore her shawl and ﬂew to the sky. Suddenly. Later. After he found her. But if you cannot ﬁnd her.upward. And of course. Oheo asked her to marry him. one angel could not ﬂy to the sky. A tree was willing to help him. Slowly. Instead. So.” Oheo was confused. Oheo was not angry anymore. “My name is Oheo. As promised. If you can ﬁnd her. “Why don’t you stay at my home while I’m looking for it. Princess Anawai was so sad that her husband did not keep his promise. I live in a palace in the sky. Oheo was busy in the ﬁeld. In one morning. And then accidentally. they went back to their home on earth. The child was defecating. She did not know that Oheo was hiding her shawl. she washed the child. He also thought that washing the child is not difﬁcult thing to do.” said Oheo. the king was angry. Finally. Princess Anawai was so beautiful. Princess Anawai agreed but Oheo had to promise one thing. I will put you in the jail. Oheo refused. Oheo always washed the child after the child defecated. the tree is getting higher and higher. he got help. He blamed himself for not being able to keep the promise. I’m an angel.*** 0 comments The Naughty Monkey .
the monkey steals her food." says the monkey. They were fighting. Show all posts The Curse of Joko Bandung Folklore from Yogyakarta A long time ago. *** Showing posts with label Yogyakarta. After that the hen and the crab help the monkey. Prabu Boko." says the hen. The hen is shocked! She immediately protects her children. "Hey.. While the hen is protecting her children. On the following day. I'll never do bad things again. The king were fighting. the king of Prambanan sent a giant to fight against Joko Bandung. They see the monkey is very scared. I have an idea to give him a lesson. Slowly the boat is full of water and drowning. He then added Bandawasa's name into his name. The hen feels sorry to the monkey. The hen tells all the problems to the crab. Later. The monkey does not know that the crab is hiding and making a hole inside the boat. she gives some of her food to the monkey.A Folktale from Southeast Sulawesi A hen and her children are eating. The crab swim and the hen flies. So. After that the monkey runs away. there were two kingdoms. they are in the boat. He was very strong and powerful. the hen meets the monkey." "But I cannot swim. a monkey comes. Bandawasa's spirit joined Joko Bandung's spirit. And finally Joko Bandung won the fight. this food is delicious." "OK. "Don't worry. "Hmmm yummy. Soon they arrive in the land. He wants to take your children. He goes to her another friend. the crab. His name changed into Joko Bandung Bandawasa. While they are enjoying the food. The hen realizes that the monkey just tricked her." says the crab. my friend. He is very hungry. "Let's go to the island over there. He has an idea. "Help! Help! I can't swim!" The hen shout. Meanwhile. That made Joko Bandung became more powerful." says the monkey. Show all posts Showing posts with label Yogyakarta. There is much food in that island. "Wow." screams the monkey. May I have some?" asks the monkey. The monkey is the hen's friend. "I will help you. but promise you will never do bad things again. She says. They were Pengging Kingdom and Prambanan Kingdom. Joko Bandung was not afraid with the giant. Before he died. An eagle is coming. He screams. "Don't worry. You and I can use it to cross the sea. The Giants name was Bandawasa. I have a boat. He had great martial art skill. . Too bad I only can get some?" The monkey then is planning to steal the entire hen's food. He is thinking himself. The monkey immediately eats the food. He led the soldiers and fought bravely. They were at war! Pengging's king was Joko Bandung. look at the sky. Bandawasa was very big. I promise.
The chef in the palace always worked hard. Roro Jonggrang was really worried. After the food was served.000 temples only in one night.000 temples before sun rose. She was thinking very hard. It worked! The noise and the fire woke the cocks up. Joko Bandung was looking for Prabu Boko. He killed Prabu Boko. If he could build the temples. he would asked the genies and the spirits to help him. His friends agreed.*** 1 comments The Legend of Lime Stone Hill Folklore fom Yogyakarta Once upon a time in Gunung Kidul. The cocks were crowing.Joko Bandung and his soldiers were attacking the palace of Prambanan Kingdom. One day. He liked to eat. She had an idea how to refuse the proposal. Her name was Roro Jonggrang. And they also thought the sun would rise soon. Suddenly she had an idea. the chef accidentally cut his finger and the blood dropped into the food. Joko Bandung was more powerful. The chef was really scared and he told his friends not to tell the king about it. He continued. She had to find a way how to stop the genies and the spirit fro building the temples. And the people also named the Prambanan Temple as Roro Jonggrang Temple. They left Joko Bandung alone. Then he had a party and invited many people. The king was never satisfied with the food. "You are so stubborn like a stone. I curse you to become a statue!" Joko Bandung's magic power had changed Roro Jonggrang into a statue! Since then people named the temples that the spirit and the genies build as Sewu Temple. The spirits and the genies were afraid of the sunlight. The king was King Dewata Cengkar. She hated Joko Bandung. He wanted his guests to eat his delicious food. He wanted to kill the king of Prambanan Kingdom. Roro Jonggrang would marry him. there was a kingdom named Medang Kingdom. She hopped that the spirits and the genies would think that sun was going to rise. Joko Bandung was very angry! He knew Roro Jonggrang was plying a trick on him. She would ask Joko Bandung to build 1. Yogyakarta. However she was afraid and did not have any courage to refuse the marriage proposal. He wanted to marry her. He was not worried. They build the temples one by one. He said it was the most delicious food he ever had. the food was not as delicious as . the king immediately ate. He asked all Prabu Boko's family to gather. Roro Jonggrang did not want to marry him. The spirits and the genies thought that morning would come soon. He accepted the challenge. She asked all the girls to make a lot of noise by grinding the rice in the mortar. However. "Why did you do that? If you do not want to marry me. Joko Bandung agreed. Joko Bandung occupied the palace. He met Prabu Boko's beautiful daughter. He really enjoyed the food. She also asked them to make fire. Joko Bandung and his genies started to work. why don't you just say it? You are just looking for an excuse to refuse me!" said Joko Bandung. She knew Joko Bandung could not finish building 1. he fell in love with her.
The robe seemed to be very long. “Ha ha ha! That is easy. Probably the blood made the food delicious. People were scared. His name was Rajo nan Panjang.” said the king. Gods listened to their prayer. The news about Sabai nan Aluih was finally heard by a rich merchant. They sent Aji Saka. He was asked to go to Medang Kingdom to help the people. West Sumatra. Aji Saka pushed him. When he arrived at the kingdom. The hill was infertile. It was very difficult for the villagers to plant a tree there. Aji Saka prepared his arrow. When he was meditating. He was rich but he never helped people. She was famous because she was beautiful. He was a man with great supernatural power. He sent his guards to meet Sabai's . lived a family. the chef’s friends told the king about the chef’s blood in the food. Nobody liked him. While Sabai nan Aluih was an obdient girl. The king fell down. Since then the king always asked his soldiers to go around the villages and bring him someone’s blood. “I will give you my blood. it died instantly. Their daughter's name was Sabai nan Aluih and their son's name was Mangkutak Alam. And on the spot where the crocodile lied down. The villagers then made good use of the hill to decorate their houses. The king then asked his soldiers to bring him a villager and dropped his blood to the food.*** Showing posts with label West Sumatra. The soldiers later told the king that there was a man who willing to gave his blood. one daughter and one son. he heard a whisper. They prayed to Gods days and nights. Mankutak Alam was lazy. He was also cruel. He never helped her parents. He often played outside with friends. the king never succeeded. He had three strong guards. Rajo nan Panjang wanted to marry Sabai nan Aluih. He had not eaten delicious food for a long time. but with one condition. It was true! The food was very delicious. When the king stopped to rest. They had two children. he sent the chef to the jail. However when he tried to take off the robe. The king was very tired. Show all posts Showing posts with label West Sumatra. Those two children had different personalities. The king was very happy. And amazingly the king slowly changed into a white crocodile. They did not want their blood to be taken. That was because his soldiers could not find a villager who was wiling to give his blood. he told the soldiers that he wanted to give his blood. grew a lime stone hill.” said Aji Saka. She was also kind to other people.the king had earlier. Right after the arrow hit the crocodile’s body. You have to take off my robe. He pointed the arrow to the white crocodile. Everybody loved her. The father's name was Rajo Babanding and yhe mother's name was Sadun Saribai. Show all posts Sabai nan Aluih Folklore from West Sumatra A long time ago in Padang Tarok. Later. they always protected Rajo nan Panjang. The king was angry.
*** 0 comments Pak Belalang Folklore from West Sumatra . you know!" said Rajo nan Panjang. They told Rajo nan Panjang that the Proposal was rejected. The guards told him the proposal. Later they fought.father. She saw her father was on the ground. you should accept my wedding proposal I'm very rich. Soon Rajo nan Panjang lost the fight. They would also attack Rajo Babanding. Then he went to Padang Panahuna." said Rajo nan Panjang. I don't want my daughter to marry a man who is as old as I am. They fought bravely. She had a bad dream last night. They arrested Rajo nan panjang guards. With great courage she shot Rajo nan Panjang. When he arrived. However Rajo Babanding had better skills in martial arts. One of them brought a rifle." said Rajo Babanding. Sabai nan Aluih grabbed the rifle. She knew her father was shot. She cried. Later all the villagers came to Padang pananhunan.. He felt that he was being humiliated. "Don't worry my daugter. "I'm sorry. "Why did you shoot him? My father did not bring any weapon. Sabai nan Aluih knew about the marriage proposal. Again he sends his guards." "Ha ha ha. However Rajo Babanding rejected it. Silently he aimed his rifle at Rajo Babanding. He died instantly. "Rajo Babanding. He would shoot Rajo Babanding if Rajo nan panjang lost hte fight. He shot the man! Rajo Babanding fell down. They also talked about Sabai nan Aluih's great courage. Rajo Babanding. The guards went home. Rajo Babanding did not know that Rajo nan Panjang's guards were hiding. And she also knew that Rajo nan Panjang challanged her father to fight. I'll be fine. She was angry. The guard knew he had to protect his master. Both were very powerful. "I don't care!" said Rajo Babanding." said Rajo babanding. Your father tried to stop me from marrying you. Until now people still talk about Sabai nan Aluih and they put her name in traditional song.. It was a place that people used for a fight. He died instantly. She was sad. Rajo nan Panjang was already there. Sabai nan Aluih tried to stop his father to go to Padang Panahunan. He was angry. This time he asked his guards to invite Rajo Babanding to meet him at Padang Panahunan. Not long after that Sabai nan Aluih arrived in padang Panahunan.
He lied because he wanted to be famous. too thin.. The king gave him seven days to find it.." His son immediately went to the kitchen and took the mousetrap. After all the guests went home. he said. The guests were surprised. Pak Belalang was a liar.ha. He actually did not have a magic book. Pak Belalang knew that if he could not find the jewellery. Those were the thieves who stole the king's jewellery.. It was just an ordinary book. Suddenly he asked his son to get him the magic book.. Meanwhile. make me another one. "Please make some pancakes. Pak Belalang laughed. He had a magic book that could tell everything. Ha. He always learned something every time he read the magic book. He wanted to show his magic ability to the guests. Pak Belalang was right! There was a mouse caught in the trap. Pak Belalang did not know that some thieves were hiding under his house. Pak belalang had some guests. Pak Belalang said to his wife. Pak Belalang said too dark.. "This is too brown... he said. It was a beautiful evening.. Pak Belalang went to every place to find the jewellery. "Ha. One day.ha. After reading the magic book.. too fat." When the second one is ready. I fooled them.ha. So." When the first pancake was ready. he would be punished. On the seventh day he still could not find them. . the king called Pak Belalang to the palace to find the missing jewellery. They were Belalang's magic book.ha.Pak Belalang was famous." Within every pancake.. Please make another. and so on." Yes. "This one is yellow. Pak Belalang said. They didn't know I had put a mouse trap.. he held a farewell dinner with his family.. "I think there is a mouse in the trap. He would go to jail.
The show crowded with people. When they heard the words yellow. So they took off their clothes and jumped in to the water. The children ran to the stage where the music show was performed. Because the sun was very hot. dark fat and thin. But she was still very sad. The mother cried when she saw them. But please remember. They cried. the seven thieves knocked on his door. they found delicious foods. He could be punished for his wrong doing. She went home without her children. The children were having a great time. don't go to far. brown. Pak Belalang was so thankful. She also had a handful of rice in her hand. The children were still missing. brown. a widow took her two children to a party. they were tempted to play in the water. When she reached the pond. The mother cried and cried. She felt so desperate because she could not find them. There was also a traditional music show. It felt so fresh! Meanwhile. But they were bored just watching the show so they took a walk around the stage. "Your children are in the pond near the party house. They swam together happily. She fell a sleep after a long hour of crying. *** 0 comments Legend of Desa Sungai Jernih Folklore From West Sumatra ONCE upon a time in West Sumatra. "Please help us. The dream was true! Two big fish with beautiful colors appeared in the pond. Her children turned into big beautiful fish because they disobeyed their mother's message. The day turned into night. Next time he wouldn't be lucky. In her dream. All the people of the village cheered her up. They forgot their mother's message not to go too far. The mother cried and cried again. a boy and a girl. the party was almost over. Her children. And she had a dream about her children. The mother remembered her two children. They wore beautiful clothes to the party. were very happy. The old woman told her. he promised himself not to lie anymore. she met an old woman. throw a handful of rice in to the pond. and saw many guests in the party. you two may go there. A moment later. dark. We promise not to steal anymore!" Pak Belalang then brought the jewellery to the palace. The village where the pond was located is now called Desa Sungai Jernih. The water was very clear and fresh. fat. she quickly ran to the pond. she threw the rice in to the pond and she called her children's names. Suddenly they saw a pond.The thieves wanted to know what Pak Belalang would say about them. Your children will appear." As soon as she woke up. The children asked their mother if they could see the music show which was located a few meters away." said the mother. They enjoyed the music. If you want to see them. thin. "Yes. The king was so happy and gave him great gifts. It is called so . they become frightened because each of them were yellow. Pak Belalang! We will return the jewellery.
He loved party because he coul eat delicious food. He did not want to be late and lost the buffalo's head. Suddenly. I can have two heads of buffalo. Pak lebai was happy. he met some friends. said the neighbor. Everyday. "I don't care. He also could get a buffalo's head frokm the party. "Pak Lebai. "I will go to the east side. Pak Lebai was paddling his sampan at the river. in Kabupaten Agam. The two parties were held at the same time. Still on the same day. the people of the village come to that pond because they think it is a sacred place. he got another invitaion." said Pak Lebai. he heard someone called out his name. He is very stingy. He always change his mind before he did something. One day. He lived in a village next to a river. There are not many buffalo's heads. He is richer. One neighbor lived on the east side and another one lived in the west side. "The party is awful. "said one of them. Those two party invitations made him confused. but at the different places. On the following day. I'm still going . It was his neighbou. The name of the village also reminds people today in West Sumatra that it is important to obey our parents. West Sumatra. he paddled his smpan with great power to the east side. Desa Sungai Jernih is located in northern part of Nagari Baso.because the water in the pond was very clear. On the way to the party. The two neighbors who invited him lived in different sides of the river. Today. he always used his sampan for travelling at the river. *** 0 comments Pak Lebai Malang Pak Lebai Malang Folklore from West Sumatra Pak Lebai was a wishy-washy man. can you come to my house tomorrow? I will have a party.
Your Majesty. soon their happy lives would be disturbed." Pak Lebai was upset and blaming himself for being wishywashy. He thought that he would not get a buffalo's head. Right before he arrived at the east side of the river. They were so restless. a kingdom from Java would attack them. we win. they win." "We have to make sure our buffalo will win. When he woke up. I know Majapahit have many soldiers. my fellow country men. then they all started to cal him Pak Lebai Malang or the poor Mister Lebai." said Pak Lebai. Their lives were full of happiness. maybe we lose. When all his neighbors heard what happened to Pak Lebai. So he turned back his sampan and went to the west side. But I have an idea how to beat them. ÒWe can challenge them to a buffalo fight. Pak Lebai? The party is over. "What are you doing here. he changed his mind. The land was fertile and the weather was always beautiful. He knew the host was stingy. He always protected the people. . he did not have much time.there. He did not realize his sampan was drifting awahy at the river. However."Don't worry. 'said the king. Again. I'm sure he will give me the buffalo's head. later he fell asleep in his sampan. If their buffalo dies. he was already in the different village. right before he arrived at the west side he met his friends again. The people were so scared. The people worked as farmers. Unfortunately. The king tried to calm them down. They went to the king to talk about it. He immediately paddled his sampan.*** 0 comments Minangkabau Minangkabau Folklore from West Sumatra Do you know why the roofs of houses in West Sumatra have the shape of buffalo horns? Here is the story. The people also had a wise king. He also tired because he was padding back and forth in the river. He is my friend. If we fight them. They are also great in war. Once upon a time there was a kingdom in West Sumatra. Then he continued. he paddled his sampan with great power. Majapahit. But if our buffalo dies.
He was diligent and obedient to his parents. ***[link] Showing posts with label West Sulawesi. Tui-tuing is a ﬂying ﬁ sh found in that area." The king then ordered his people to give him the strongest baby buffalo. the king changed the name of the kingdom into Minangkabau. West Sulawesi. It was time for him to get married. The Majapahit soldiers were laughing. The husband was a ﬁsherman. “Dear God. please give us a child even though he looks like a tui-tuing ﬁsh. the strong baby buffalo was separated from his mother. they were surprised. ÒWe just need to find a strong baby buffalo. After that. But still they were very happy. It means the buffalo won. It's so small. They never gave up asking God to give them a child. Show all posts Showing posts with label West Sulawesi. I Tuing-Tuing grew as a great boy. Everyone gathered on the field.” prayed the couple. He continued. "Yes! We win. Then. The baby looked like a ﬁsh. The king smiled. And when the baby was born. They did not give any food to the baby buffalo for several days. And ﬁnally God answered their pray. Soon I Tuing-Tuing grew as a young man. the wife was pregnant. Show all posts I Tui Tuing Folklore from West Sulawesi THERE were a husband and a wife lived in Mandar. The baby buffalo was very hungry! The baby buffalo cried and cried. He asked for food. Then the king took two sharp knives and attached them strongly to the baby buffalo's horn. He asked his parents to ﬁ nd him a girl. "Ha ha ha. They named him as I Tuing-Tuing. The knives at the baby buffalo's horns cut through the big buffalo's stomach. just like the body of a ﬁsh. They remembered their pray. The skin had scales. the West Sumatran released their baby buffalo. That is why the roofs of the houses in West Sumatra are similar to the form of buffalo horns and the traditional headdress of the women of West Sumatra is also like buffalo horns. How can you win?" They did not know that the hungry baby buffalo had two sharp knives on the horn. we win. we win!" The people of West Sumatra cheered. Everyone was surprised with the size of the buffalo. The big buffalo fell down to the ground and died.How?" asked one of the people. They took care of the baby with great love. Now it was time for the buffalo battle. The parents knew it . Everyday they prayed to God. Later. They had been married for many years but they had no any children yet. The baby buffalo ran fast towards the big buffalo and went straight under the big buffalo's stomach to find the teat. The Majapahit soldier released a big and wild buffalo out of his cage.
“Who are you?” asked Rukiah. there was a girl who was willing to be his wife. She got her beauty back. Finally. He had six daughters. “Yes.” “It is true. All the daughters looked very happy. There was one last house they hadn’t visited yet. the third daughter. I Tuing-Tuing was very happy. “I’m Rukiah. Rukiah. Rukiah opened it and saw a handsome man in front of the door. they lived in their own house. They were not ugly anymore. who are you?” asked I Tuing-Tuing. And they were very happy. Suddenly. Her white skin turned into dark. They wanted to open a new place. He did not care although Rukiah’s skin was very dark. She was the most beautiful daughter and her sisters were very jealous to her.” said Rukiah. It was the merchant’s house. Therefore. I will marry I Tuing-Tuing. And it happened as they thought. So the parents went to the villagers’ houses. They thought no girls wanted to marry him. They said that Rukiah was crazy. All the daughters rejected! They also insulted I Tuing-Tuing as a ﬁsh. He also did not recognize his wife. I’m cured. they did not want to make him sad. and I Labuqang. Later. My sisters have done a terrible thing to me. All the girls they met always rejected their marriage proposal. West Sulawesi. it was completely clean. All the villagers really admired their great looks. I Tuing-Tuing’s parents arrived at the merchant’s house. a man knocked the door. Rukiah answered. After they explained the purpose of their visit. Where is my wife?” he asked. But I have completely washed and cleaned my skin. But after I got married. They did not know that Rukiah did not want to live with them anymore. the merchant asked all his daughters to answer. . And after they got married. Rukiah had lot of time washing her skin. was not happy. They were I Lauase. they put charcoal dust on her body. “You are lying.” All of his sisters were laughing. three men came to Majene. The merchant lived in a very big house. And Rukiah’s sisters were even more jealous to her. Actually.*** 1 comments The Legend of Pamboang Folklore from West Sulawesi A long time ago. My skin has changed into normal. While she was waiting for her husband. I Lauwella. By the way. I Tuing-Tuing worked as a ﬁsherman and Rukiah stayed at home. proposing any single girl to be their daughter-in-law. Those three men were brothers. I Tuing-Tuing has ﬁsh scales in his body. However. They put charcoal dust in my body. “My name is I Tuing-Tuing. In the meantime.was not easy to ﬁnd a wife for their child.
“Next week. No humans lived there. The village was growing into a small town. The name Pallayarang Tallu was so famous. I Lauase worked in the land. Besides that. “Well.They arrived in the beach. Slowly the word tambo changed into tamboang. Then the people of Pallayarang Tallu helped them. They were refugees. Later. “I’m not the only leader here. I Lauase had fields with so many trees. And finally they succeeded. I Lauwella and I Labuqang worked on the beach. The three brothers then discussed.*** . It was empty. You can see that Pallayarang Tallu is a new town. The people of Pallayarang Tallu always talked abou the tambo. He continued. They came to Pallayarang Tallu to ask for help. “But we really need your help. Since then they named the village as Pallayarang Tallu.” said Puatta Di Karena. You can build this town. Nobody knew where he was. He wanted to open new fi elds for plantation. Pallayarang Tallu is the nearest town from our kingdom.” answered I Lauase. The three brothers were the leaders of the village. I Lauwella and I Labuqang already cleaned the beach from the seaweeds and the covered the holes. He was from Passokkorang kingdom. There are not so many people live here.” explained I Lauase. “I have an idea. They needed more money. Let’s name it Pallayarang Tallu. And the tambo could be used to build Pallayarang Tallu. His name was Puatta Di Karena. Puatta Di Karena came to I Lauase’s house. One by one people came to their place. I’m sure we can win if you help us.” said I Lauase. It means you have great power. They won! However Puatta Di Karena did not show up yet. They all agreed. I Lauwella cleaned the beach from the seaweeds and I Labuqang covered the hole made by the crabs. “When will you give us the tambo?” asked I Lauase. They worked hard everyday. Pamboang is an area in Majene. I will give you tambo. And slowly it became a new village. then changed into pamboang. “If you help us. Pallayarang means ship pole and Tallu means three. Their kingdom was attacked by their enemy. “We cannot help you. fruits and vegetables.” explained I Lauase. Can you help us?” asked Puatta Di Karena.” Tambo means fee or money. The leader. I have to discuss with my brothers.” asked I Lauwella. One man was interested to know more about the new town. Since then the people changed the name Pallayarang Tallu into Pamboang. After that they met Puatta Di Karena to tell him about their decision. We don’t have enough soldiers yet. More and more people came to Pallayarang Tallu. the three of you are very strong men. He went to Pallayarang Tallu with many people. “What does it mean. “Our kingdom is attacked. So the three brothers divided jobs among them. They thought they had to fi nd a name for their village. He disappeared. West Sulawesi.” answered Puatta Di Karena. the three brothers held a meeting.
However he had a bad plan. They both lived alone. She knew her sister needed her very much. She lived with her younger sister in a hut. She was always thinking about her younger sister.0 comments Samba’ Paria Folklore from West Sulawesi A long time ago in Mandar. So she went home crying. “We are the soldiers and the king. And when the king was inside the house. We are lost in the jungle. “Yes. Samba’ Paria then opened the door. so she grabbed some leaves and put them one by one on the way to the palace. Samba’ Paria prayed to God. “I want to drink water from the waterfall. he was amazed by Samba’ Paria’s beauty. She thought her older sister did not want to see her anymore. No one was at home . “May we come in?” asked the king. Suddenly she saw some leaves on the ground. We are hunting here. the younger sister arrived at home. He never saw a beautiful girl like her. The door was open . She was so confused. She knew she could not escape. Days and nights she was locked in the room. He wanted to kidnap Samba’ Paria and brought her to the palace. There were some soldiers and the king! Samba’ Paria was very nervous. Later. He was thinking and fi nally he had an idea. “Kakak Samba’. lived a beautiful girl named Samba’ Paria. She tried to release herself. “Who is that?” asked Samba’ Paria. the sister went to the waterfall. . So he put a cat in the window. please show me yourself in the window. She did not know what to do.” said one man. Their parents had died.” answered Samba’ Paria. The king wanted the sister to think that Samba’ Paria did not want to see her anymore. Samba’ Paria was also sad. But she did not want to. West Sulawesi. Suddenly someone knocked the door. The sister was surprised to see a cat in the window. The king asked her to marry him. In a hurry. She followed the leaves and finally she arrived in the palace. The king heard that. But it was useless. One night they had a dinner. The king fell in love with her. the king immediately asked the soldiers to take Samba’ Paria. Samba’ Paria loved her younger sister very much. are you there? If you are in the palace. The soldiers were too strong. And I want your sister to go to the waterfall and bring me the water. Their hut was in the jungle.” said the king. Actually Samba’ Paria was locked in the room and she could not show herself because the room did not have any windows.” asked the sister. She was speechless. Right after she left. She was crying and screaming her sister’s name. They always helped each other. you can.
She immediately grated and cooked them in order to get the coconut oil. Hawadiyah was also beautiful. Later Bekkandari’s father and his men sailed the sea. When he bought the coconut oil from Hawadiyah’s mother. The king’s screamed in pain. Samba’ Paria knew the king would follow her. She wanted to throw the water to king’s face. He saw a picture of a beautiful girl in the coconut oil. Hawadiyah was a poor girl. Unlike Bekkandari. it was not Bekkandari’s face he saw in the coconut oil. He died instantly. Samba’ Paria threw the water to the king’s face. Finally. The merchant could not forget about her. He was so happy finally he found the girl of his dream. She prepared some chilies and later she was grinding them. the merchant went around. The villagers also wanted to sell their coconut oil. It was harvest time. He was young and handsome. Other villagers also brought the coconut oil to him. the merchant felt something strange. She hoped the man who bought her coconut oil would marry her daughter. Her name was Hawadiyah. She lived with her mother in a hut. The more they collected the coconuts. Bekkandari. she mixed it with water. The proposal was accepted and they were going to get married in the merchant’s house in Java. She then brought the coconut oil to Bekkandari’s father. Her name was Bekkandari. The rich man had a beautiful daughter. The merchant went to Hawadiya’s house to propose her. Since then Samba’ Paria lived peacefully with her younger sister. Bekkandari’s father sold the coconut oil to a rich merchant. He hired the villagers to work in his coconut plantation. so they brought it to Bekkandari’s father. the more Bekkandari’s father gave them the fee. Most of them worked for a rich man. They were crying. And it worked! And when the king arrived at their home. Hawadiyah’s mother received five coconuts. He fell and his head hit a big stone. He introduced the merchant to his daughter. After it was finished. God heard her prayer. Finally. He brought the merchant to his house. However. So the two girls set a trap. she was able to escape! She ran very fast and finally she arrived at home. *** 0 comments Hawadiyah Folklore from West Sulawesi The people of Mandar were farmers. Many people said she was more beautiful than Bekkandari. When he arrived. She loved him instantly. Hawadiyah’s mother really wanted to see her daughter to get married. She had a best friend. So he ignored her. She tried to approach the merchant.She asked God to help her escape from the palace. Hawadiyah helped her mother collect the coconuts. When they arrived in Java. The two girls hugged each other. She prayed to God. Bekkandari . Bekkandari’s father gave coconuts as the fee for the villagers. In one night. Later he decided to go to Mandar to find the beautiful girl. the merchant met Hawadiyah. This time they cried because they were very happy. He met Bekkandari’s father. Bekkandari’s father would sail to Java to sell his coconut oil. The villagers worked very hard in the plantation.
he saw a beautiful rainbow. In the jungle. And if a woman finds my shawl. she got her beauty back. She ran away and hid in a jungle. In one afternoon. After it stopped. However. and she was ready to be her wife. The room was locked and the prince always forbade her to enter the room. They loved their son very much. the angel wanted to enter one room. the merchant ignored her. "If a man finds my shawl. He stole one of the shawls and hid it. Later the merchant and Hawadiyah got married. They suggested Hawadiyah to take a bath in magic pond in the jungle. Amazingly. The merchant was really angry. Bekkandari threw hot oil to Hawadiyah’s face." said the angel. West Sulawesi. Her mother was happy to see Hawadiyah to get married and have a happy life. Because . Amazingly after she took a bath. Hawadiyah made friend with the animals. In the mean time. The prince and the angel took care of their son lovingly. She told the merchant that she was also going to Java to accompany Hawadiyah. there was a kingdom. He asked all his men to find her. Hawadiyah was very sad. Hawadiyah was missing. The prince heard the promise. they had a baby boy. then the prince asked the angel to stay with him in the palace. rain fell heavily. And when the merchant’s men found her. Then the prince and the angel got married. On the way to the garden.was jealous. the prince went to the garden. The palace had a beautiful garden and a pond. I will marry him. The prince watched them. those angels finished taking a bath and one by one they wore their shawls and changed back as a dove. they immediately brought her to the merchant’s house. They put their shawls on the ground then they all swam in the pond.*** 0 comments The Legend of Pattuddu Dance Folklore from West Sulawesi ONCE upon a time in Mandar. The rainbow ended in the pond. He asked his men to get rid of Bekkandari from his house. Later. After all. They were sorry to see her life. Because they could not find the shawl. Again. The king and the queen had a handsome prince. In one morning. She cried and then made a promise. She was not beautiful anymore. The prince was a diligent man. He loved gardening and always took care of the plants. Bekkandari kept on telling the merchant that Hawadiyah ran away. He was amazed by their beauty and wanted to marry one of them. She planned something bad. The angel agreed because without her shawl she could not fly back to her home in heaven. She wanted to use the room for their baby. He was still single. There was also waterfall in the pond. those seven doves turned into beautiful angels. There were seven doves flying through rainbow and they stopped flying above the pond. The merchant was confused. He then pretended to help her. The prince always spent his time in the garden. Hawadiyah told him about everything. the youngest angel could not find her shawl. I will treat her as my own sister. Before the wedding.
As always. She then knew that her husband stole her shawl and never planned to return it. The people of Mandar. lived a fisherman with his family. That was why he always caught a few fish. The dance is known as Pattuddu Dance. he brought his fishing rod. she was surprised. she ignored her husband warning.she really wanted her son to sleep in the room. I have found my shawl. Please take care of our son. He changed the bait. He hoped he would get a lot of money if he could sell the fish. West Kalimantan. He hoped this time a fish would catch the bait. He just lost his beautiful wife. When she was inside the room. He slowly pulled the string of his fishing rod. Now I want to go back home to heaven. just look at the rainbow. Show all posts The Greedy Fisherman Folklore from West Kalimantan A long time ago in Sintang. Sadly. He was thinking about the size of the fish. "My Dear Husband. Wow! The fish must be very big! The fisherman thought. “Aha!”. Slowly. It was hard! The fisherman could not pulled the string. . finally he felt that a fish caught his bait. He knew that the big fish was very expensive. because he did not have a net. he said. The angel immediately wore her shawl. After waiting for a long time. He was waiting but no fish caught the bait yet. she flew to the sky. West Sulawesi. The fisherman was poor. Show all posts Showing posts with label West Kalimantan. She then came to her husband. And every time he missed her. he always looked at the rainbow. He stopped his sampan and put the bait." The angel then waggled her shawl. he was not lucky yet. then imitated the way the angel waggling her shawl into movements of a dance. Everyday he went fishing in the river using his fishing rod. *** Showing posts with label West Kalimantan. The prince was very sad. She found her shawl. And if you miss me. In one morning the fisherman rowed his sampan in the river.
the fisherman swam to the river side. he did not see any fish! Instead. The sampan was completely sunk and the fi Sherman panicked! He wanted to save the wire but the sampan sunk very fast. Since then people named the river as Wire River or Sungai Kawat. However. and yes! This time he succeeded! He lifted the fishing rod. Suddenly. Finally. two. Slowly. but still. stop now!” Again. The fisherman decided to get some rest. He wanted to sell the wire and had a lot of money. it was too late. he found some wire on the hook. The fisherman ignored the voice. It was almost dark. The fi sherman did not realize that because he was busy pulling the wire. The wire was made of gold. It could not hold the wire anymore. The fisherman was very tired. He hoped that the fish would be weak. the voice asked him to stop. he had been pulling with great power. He wanted to be rich. don’t take the wire anymore”. “Enough. *** . the fisherman thought that he already had enough rest. three! He pulled the String. He took a deep breath and counted. “Enough! Don’t take the wire anymore. The wire covered all area in his sampan. But when he looked at the wire carefully. He wanted to take the gold wire as much as he could. there was a voice. “No! I don’t want to stop now!” said the fi sherman. He pulled the rod with great power. he did not succeed. the sampan sunk to the bottom of the river. When he found out what happened. He regretted his bad behavior. he pulled more and more wire. he was so happy. So he pulled the wire. he suddenly had more power to pull the string of his rod. The sampan was fi lled with the gold wire. He wanted to see the size of the fish. People heard about the fi Sherman and his wire.After thinking about the money. He continued pulling the gold wire. At first he was very disappointed. one.
" says the farmer. Slowly.” answers the girl. The girl and the mother meet other people. Her whole body finally becomes a big stone. The process continues to the upper part of the girl's body. Again the girl answers that her mother is her servant." Pak Razak is angry. I don't. She always says that her mother is her servant every time they meet people. He is standing in front of the restaurant. a girl lives with her mother. The mother is very sad. But she asks her mother to walk behind her. Everyday she puts make-up and wears her best clothes. The girl is very beautiful. But it's too late. Behind the beautiful girl. "Hmm. She prays to God to punish her daughter. there is an old woman with a simple dress.. He smells the aroma of the delicious food. the girl's leg turns into stone. the mother asks the girl to accompany her to go to the market to buy some food. The girl is very panicky.yummy. She doesn't like to help her mother work in a field. come and visit my restaurant. At first the girl refuses. “She is my servant. She doesn't want to walk side by side with her mother. but the mother persuades her by saying they are going to buy new clothes. I have delicious food for you. A moment later a farmer comes. but she doesn't say anything. Smelling the aroma of your delicious food makes me full. Again they ask who the woman behind the beautiful girl. One day. *** 0 comments The Wise King A Folktale from West Kalimantan "Hello everybody. please forgive me!" she cries and ask her mother to forgive her. On the way to the market. "But you still have to pay! You smell my delicious food. pretty lady. "No. . Until now people still can see tears falling down the stone. the mother cannot hold the pain anymore. People then call it the crying stone or batu menangis. Although her mother is very sad. He is inviting people to come and eat in his place. The girl finally agrees.. "Hey! What are you doing? Do you want to come to my restaurant or not?' asks Pak Razak. At last. They are also curious. God answers her prayer." says the farmer. "Mother. Who is the woman behind you?" asks them.0 comments The Crying Stone A Folktale from West Kalimantan IN a small village. everybody admires the girl's beauty. The girl and her mother look very different! "Hello. she agrees to walk behind her daughter. The girl is very lazy." Pak Razak is standing in front of his restaurant.
He was there for several hours. Pak Razak is silent. "Please tell me what happened. The farmer then brought the statue home. It was a hedgehog statue." answes Pak Razak. Its eyes were made of diamond. He came to the shiny object and took it. . The King just gave him a lesson. He pays your delicious aroma with the sound of his money. They were so poor and planned to sell the statue. Now put your coins into this bottle." "Do you hear the sound of the coins?" asks the King to Pak Razak."No way! I don't want to pay! It's impossible!" The farmer is also angry. Those were the shiny objects he saw.. I do. "Yes.. *** 0 comments A Farmer and a Hedgehog Statue A Farmer and a Hedgehog Statue Folklore from West Kalimantan IT was a very hot day. His wife was so happy. "Then. He then apologizes to the farmer. He wanted to show it to his wife. At night. He was very tired and wanted to get some rest. Then Pak Razak and the farmer have an argument. People come and ask to calm down. A farmer was working on his field. the farmer has just paid you. he saw something very shiny." explains the King. He knows the King is right. "Hmm. Just before he found a nice place to rest.I have the solution. Pak Razak and the farmer tell the King about the problem. It was very beautiful.” asks the King. They suggest Pak Razak and the farmer go to the King to solve the problem.
She loves to take a bath and swim in the lake. So the king orders her daughter to go to Krencawahana Forest to get the plants. As a return. He wanted to stop drinking but he did not know how to stop the water. In just a moment. *** Showing posts with label West Java. Dewi Arum agrees and goes to the forest accompanied by her beloved servants. He said the prayer and asked for rice. Dewi Anum. The king and queen often scold Dewi Arum for her habit. He drank and drank the water.” The farmer told his wife about his dream. The farmer immediately said the prayer to stop it. His wish came true. a magic thing happened. He forgot the prayer to stop the wish. Many physicians try to cure the people of Umbul Wening but they all fail. she forgets about everything. One day. Water flowed on the ground. People who saw the incident were really scared. Dewi Arum has an unusual habit. He said. Seeing the clear and blue water. But. It became a river. She . Many of its citizen die. After the thief found out. They ran away to avoid the water. He wanted to get some water from the statue. They really wanted to prove it. He was very tired from running and was very thirsty. Everytime she takes a bath. rest. He asked for help. According to the monk. The thief was so happy. The farmer slowly caressed the statue's head. Show all posts Origin of Lotus Folklore from West Java PRABU Ranubahu is the king of Umbul Wening. “Please let me stay in your home. Just caress the statue’s head and say the prayer. Nyai Wijen and Nyai Empul. food. He was really panic. He immediately took it and ran away. it became a small pond. They then shared their materials with the neighbours. Slowly. He did not know what to do. People then named the river as Hedgehog River or Sungai Landak. Now memorize the prayers.the farmer had a dream. After a long and tiring journey. even her duties as a princess. It worked! The rice then stopped coming out from the statue's mouth. More and more water surrounded him. there is a catch. He was actually a thief! He wanted to know how the poor farmers became rich. Rice came out of the mouth of the statue. Dewi Arum jumps and take a bath in the lake. Now the farmer mentioned other things. the farmer and his wife became very rich. this plaque can be cured using the plants that live in the lake located at the Krendawahanan Forest. A giant hedgehog came to him. he stole the magic hedgehog statue. Suddenly a monk comes to see the king and says he has a vision from God. Water came out of the statue’s mouth. Show all posts Showing posts with label West Java. He said the prayer. There was one neighbour who was very jealous. But she never pays attention to them. The rice kept on coming out from the statue's mouth. I will give you everything you want. one is to start your wish and the second is to stop your wish. they finally arrive at the lake. He had a beautiful doughter. Suddenly. Water kept on coming out. they were jewellery and other stuffs they needed. Umbul Wening is stroke by a plaque. There are two kinds of prayers. Those plants must be taken only by Dewi Arum.
*** . Budiman asks his father to save himself. All the farmers work for him. Budiman is very generous to the villager. you should become part of the lake!" Right after the king finishes his sentence. the villagers have to hold a party to welcome the harvest. Unlike Pak Pelit. Budiman and the villagers are sad. Pak Pelit has a son. Suddenly an old woman comes. Water is now high. slowly water comes out. But he is afraid not to get good rice.*** 0 comments Cianjur Folklore from West Java PAK Pelit is the head of the village. The villagers call him Pak Pelit because he is very stingy. He wants to save his belongings first. Her servants try to remind her about her duties but the princess ignores them. Their village now gone and becomes a lake. He owns alot of paddy fields. He secretly takes some food and gives it to the old woman. He also the richest man. So. If not. She then stamps her foot on the ground On the place the old woman stamps up. The farmers then ask Pak Pelit to hold a party. More and more water comes out. He also suggests the people to use the water in the lake as source of the irrigation for their paddy fields. Budiman then asks the villagers to go to the higher ground. he picks the flower and goes back to his kingdom. Pak Pelit and his belongings are down in the water. the sickness that has been plaguing the kingdom is gone. Since you enjoy beeing in the lake so much. More and more people come and live there. Prabu Ranubahu in worried about her doughter. The beautiful flower that was once Dewi Arum is called lotus. But Pak Pelit doesn't want to do it. The villagers are thankful to Budiman's suggestion. Nobody knows that the old woman has a supernatural power. Budiman suggests the villagers to live their new place. Back at the kingdom. So. The village now become a town. The king furious. His name is Budiman. Dewi Arum turns into a beautiful red flower. a strange thing happens. Then they have a party. It's harvest time. They produce rice with good quality.forgets about her duty to go and get the cure for her people. At first Pak Pelit doesn't agree. He is surprised to see her daughter is bathing in the lake and forget about the duties. he goes after her. They call it Cianjur. they don't have their own paddy fields. Budiman sees what happens. Ci means water and anjur means suggestion. The farmers work hard. She asks for some food. It always grows in lakes. "Arum?! What are you doing? Our people are dying and here you are having fun bathing in the lake. the harvest will fail. They will not have good rice. That's why people call him Budiman. According to their belief. When the king arrives with the flower. The king is surprised and sad to see what happens to her daughter.
there was a kingdom named Umbul Wening. he saw the princess swimming! The king was really angry. An old man told the king that the illness could be healed with flowers in the pond. However their happy lives were disturbed when they suffered a terrible illness. The king then prayed to god. Unfortunately she ignored them. They asked her to pick the flowers and went home. He already asked the palace healer to heal them. It was very far from the palace. the princess and the ladies-in-waiting finally arrived in Krendawahana jungle. You are allowed to swim but you have to do your duties first. You deserve to live here in the pond!” said the king. He was very restless. They were amazed by the beauty of the pond. They all hoped to find the pond soon and picked the flowers. Amazingly. After going through a very difficult journey. Unfortunately the palace healer was also unable to heal the illness. the princess disappeared from the water. However the pond was in Krendawahana jungle. He then went to the jungle to follow the princess. they all forgot about their mission. Later it appeared a beautiful flower. Days and nights he asked god to heal the illness. And the person who had to pick the flowers was Dewi Arum. He knew his daughter could not live with him in the palace anymore. Her name was Dewi Arum.0 comments The Legend of Lotus Folklore from West Java ONCE upon a time. When the king woke up. The ladies-in-waiting had tried to remind the princess. It was very beautiful. He had a very beautiful daughter. He was really angry. The water was very clear. The king then asked the ladies-in-waiting to accompany the princess. Meanwhile the king was waiting in the palace. She had a strange habit. The princess was the happiest person. Nobody had ever been to this jungle before. But it was too late. For a moment. people lived happily. She had never seen a beautiful pond like this. And the king often got angry when Dewi Arum swam in the pond and neglected her duties as a princess. Wild animals were everywhere. He told her about the dream and asked her to pick the flowers. The king was impatient. He regretted what he said. And when . I’m really disappointed with you! You don’t deserve to be the princess and live in the palace. Her parents often reminded her not to swim too long. I’ve told you many times not to neglect your duties. he had a dream. he immediately called the princess. When the king arrived at the pond. Meanwhile. They really wanted to leave the jungle immediately. And that made the king sad. “Dewi Arum! What are you doing here? Our people are dying and you are having fun swimming in the pond. She swam and swam for hours. Finally. And when the king was sleeping. The king was Prabu Ranubahu. The king was surprised. they found the pond. He could not wait any longer. Actually the king was not sure his daughter could go there. He knew the people really needed the flowers to heal the illness. She could spend hours swimming and forgot everything. She liked to swim in a pond. The princess had changed into beautiful flowers. They all were really scared.
The King had only one child.Luckily.He had heard that a witch kidnapped Princess Nilarani. they got married and lived happily ever after. Those robbers were mean and would harm everyone.They then made a promise. The witch was so angry. The witch hid the kendi in the ceiling.Later. he used the skills to fight the witch. Slowly. She was not only beautiful but also kind-hearted. They would give a lot of jewelleries to whomever who could find Princess Nilarani. And people were also amazed by the flowers. He also knew that the witch lived across a jungle. He crossed the jungle and met the robbers. He was a handsome man and had great skills in martial arts. Prince Sumirat had great skills in martial arts. He was sneaking to the window. The king and the queen were sad. Afterwards. The robbers forcedPrince Sumirat to give them his moneyor they would kill him. there was a kingdom named Pasir Batang. She always helped people. Princess Nilarani turned back as she was before. Prince Sumirat then brought Princess Nilarani back to the palace.One of the young men the princess refused to marry was Duruwiksa. Prince Sumirat refused to give his money. She kidnapped Princess Nilarani and changed her into a very ugly woman. The kingdom was ruled by KingMarundata. Princess Nilarani fell in love with Prince Sumirat and Prince Sumirat also had the same feeling. He heard that Princess Nilarani could be cured if she drank water from a kendi. He was a son of a witch. They were fighting. *** 0 comments Princess Nilarani Folklore from West Java ONCE upon a time in West Java. There were robbers and wild animals lived in there. Prince Sumirat won and he immediately asked Princess Nilarani to drink water from the kendi. Many young men had tried to propose her and asked her to be their wife. The king and the queen loved the princess very much. She was so angry that someone entered her house without permission. One of them was Prince Sumirat from the neighbouring kingdom. After he knew all about the kendi. Many people searched for Princess Nilarani. That was why the people of Pasir Batang kingdom also loved her. It was a water jug.He won the fight and continued his journey.the king brought the flower to the palace. The robbers then get angry. Prince Sumirat did not only have skills in martial arts. They were fighting. Finally. They named it Lotus. *** 0 comments . a very beautiful girl. She became angrier when she knew that Prince Sumirat wanted to help Princess Nilarani. Luckily. His father had taught him about magical skills. Her name was Princess Nilarani. Prince Sumirat was a brave man. But Princess Nilarani could not decide. surprisingly everybody was cured. So. The witch was surprised. he found the witch’s house. Prince Sumirat broke the window and entered the house. Nobody dared to cross the jungle.
Which means the beach’s of Nini’s rock. The king and queen love their daughter so much. Aki and Nini missed their daughter. The beach is then called Pantai Karang Nini. West Java lived a couple of elderly husband and wife. to wait for the boat to return. But Nini kept waiting on the beach.The Origin of Pantai Karang Nini A Folktale from West Java ONCE upon a time in a village in Ciamis. She plans to put all the jewelries that they have in every single hair in her head. but what will people . But their daughter never did. The rock symbolizes a wife’s faithfulness to her husband. Every Lebaran. the beauty of a princess is not measured by her clothes or by the jewelry she is wearing. On the day Aki promised to return. Aki toldNini that he wanted to visit their daughter. Their sons lived across the ocean and their daughter lived in another place far away from Aki and Nini. calling her name. Nini dressed up and went to the beach. Hours passed by. It's not that we don't love you.*** 0 comments Telaga Warna A Folktale from West Java The king of a famous kingdom in Cipanas. is very wise man. She is not satisfied with her gorgeous look either. They kept searching for Nini. The princess then has an idea. Several days later. Finally they found a rock that looked like an old woman sitting down on the beach. but by her attitude. she is not happy. waiting for her husband.”said Aki to Nini. Nini wanted to come along. their two sons visited Aki and Nini. They had two sons and one daughter. "My Daughter. The king is surprised to hear about his daughter plan. “You should stay home and wait for our two sons. The elderly husband was called Aki and the elderly wife was called Nini. who was sitting down on the beach. They quickly went to Nini’s house to tell her about the bad news. He has a beautiful daughter. to return. She couldn’t wait to meet her husband. Then they looked for her at the beach. He tries to convince her that her plan is not proper. But all their love is not enough for the princess. Nini still sat on the beach. West Java. The boat was never seen. But she was not there. So the princess goes to see her mother and father and tell them about her plan. She wants to be the most beautiful girl in the world. Only the wind and the sand. Aki. Aki promised that he would return two days after Lebaran day. together with Aki. waiting for her husband. Nobody was there either. the people of the village heard that the boat sank into the ocean. They believed it was Nini. She imagined meeting her daughter. She is very sure they will not say no. Two days before Lebaran day. Nini was sad when Aki left the village on a boat with other passengers. Even though they give her everything. She looked at the boat as it sailed away on the ocean. All the jewelries that they have are not enough for her. Days passed by. but Aki refused.
However. In a matter of second the palace if flooded. She screams: "You are so miserly. Nyai Bagendit also hated beggars. It was so big that the entire Nyai Bagendit's house. You have anything but you never help other people. drowning the ungrateful princess and her jewelry. people named the lake as Situ Bagendit It means Lake of Bagendit. Said the beggar. The princess is shocked to hear that. I am returning the every single jewelry you ever gave me. She was the richest person in the village.think if you go through with your plan?" says the king. Since then. The palace then replace by a lake. So no one can punnish me. The lake is known as Telaga Warna that means colorful lake. Go now! I dont want to see you here! Nyai Bagendit then threw a stone to the old beggar. If they were not able to return the debt. *** 0 comments Situ Bagendit Folklore from West Java Nyai Bagendit was a widow. Her house fell down. Nyi Bagedit would ask her servants to take the villagers belongings. She did not like to help others. "Ha ha ha! You are right. Nyai Bagendit immediately to ask her to go. when they returned it. Here. Nyai. She had a very big house fill with a lot of jewellery. the earthquake only happened in Nyai Bagendit's house. They knew that God punished Nyai Bagendit for behaving badly and never helped other people. Not long after that. and all her wealth were gone. Food? You asked for food? This is my house not a restaurant. She thought that beggars were lazy people. The land was opened. I'm so hungry." She throes her jewelry box to her father. the place where Nyai Bagedit's house stood became lake. Wait for the punishment from God. They were amazed. "Nyai Bagedit. an earhquake happened. So she runs to her room to get her jewelry box. "You are ungrateful daughter!" Suddenly. You are not grateful to God. they borrowed the money from her. You will be punished!" The old beggar then left Nyai Bagedit's house. I know you are the riches person in this village. Nyai Bagendit cried for help. the floor of the palace erupts and water pours out from the crack. She also had many servants working for her. Nyai Bagendit then went back to her big house. amazingly. The old beggar was very sad. Slowly. give me some money or just give me some food. She then said. the villager had to pay double. The wise king is outraged seeing his daughter did. Whenever the villagers needed some money. The villagers just wathes what happened to Nyai Bagendit and her house. The lake always reflects multiple colors to its surrounding. She never felt sorry to any beggars coming to her house. Nyai Bagendit was also known for her bad attitude. So when the old beggar came to her house. Go away you lazy old woman! Go out of my house! Please. Nobody in the village felt the earthquake. "Help me! Somebody please help me!" But nobody listened her crying for help.*** 0 comments . I'm the richest person here. Some say the colors come from the princess's jewelry. Then she returns to her parents. not even God can punish me!" Nyai Bagendit was very arrogant.
They lived happily with their baby. the wife took the baby and kissed him. the couple went to the paddy field. okay?” The tiger nodded. He was shocked. He wagged his tail and rubbed his body to the couple’s legs. As usual. So. Forgive me. my dear tiger. Look after our baby. “Why is your mouth full of blood?” he asked the tiger. He thought the tiger had eaten the baby. Before they left. “Oh.The Story of Panyalahan Village A Folklore from West Java LONG time ago in Tasikmalaya. please?” The couple felt very guilty. The tiger is not guilty! Look at the dead snake. He was not eaten by the tiger. Since then. the tiger welcomed them. The snake was dead and full of blood. Then they both entered the house. Quickly. but I killed him. The couple found a very large snake under the cradle. It all happened because they did not check the baby first before they killed the tiger. The tiger must have killed him. The tiger’s mouth was full of blood. West Java. “We will go to the field now. They were farmers. When the couple arrived home. The baby woke up. the couple’s village was called Panyalahan. my God! What have I done? I am so sorry. They were shocked. Forgive me. He had saved our baby. Their baby was sleeping peacefully in his cradle. which means “wrong guess”. He opened his eyes and smiled. When the couple went to work on the paddy field. The couple also had some animals. my wife. they asked the tiger to look after their baby. Then he remembered his baby. *** 0 comments . the couple went to the field. The word Panyalahan derives from the word “nyalahan”. The husband became suspicious. Oh. They looked at each other. They worked from morning until afternoon. “We have done a terrible thing. One of them was a tiger. lived a young couple. “Why does this tiger behave strangely? He does not act as usual?” he thought. “You must have done something bad to my baby! Have you killed him? Why did you do that?” he was very panicked. The husband took his knife and killed the tiger in anger. The husband looked at the tiger carefully. They have killed their faithful tiger. He looked very happy.” the husband said. The tiger acted differently. the tiger looked after their baby.
The old man was surprised when there were a prince and a princess in his house. His wife passed away years ago and he did not have any children." said the golden antelope." said the antelope. I will collect the woods for you. Sir. Since then the old man had a new friend. it's the golden antelope. One day. He pointed it to the golden antelope. smoke came out of the golden antelope's body. Then Prince Wijaya asked her to go to the kingdom with him. He could not collect the woods. Prince Wijaya took his arrow. The smoke then was gone. I could turn back into human i a prince hit me with his arrow. He then gave the antelope some food. many people will hunt me. The antelope looked very weak. The color of the skin was golden. The arrow hit the antelope's body. Everyday he collected some woods and sold them in the village. OK?" asked the antelope. You are very kind to me. the golden antelope. He was so surprised to see a talking antelope. He did not feel lonely anymore because he had a friend to talk now." she explained. "I'm sorry old man. A goddess cursed me into a golden antelope. the old man was ill. Just donÕt tell anyone about me. "Thank you.The Golden Antelope Folklore from West Java THERE was an old and poor man lived alone in the jungle. The antelope was different from other antelopes. "Don't worry. He was so happy after Princess Sutha explained everything. One day. the old man saw a beautiful antelope. If I did. You just released me from the curse. The old man walked slowly towards the antelope. The golden antelope then went to the jungle. later a beautiful girl appeared. ÒThank you. She wanted the old man also to join them. I can't tell you who I am. One of the hunters was Prince Wijaya. She did not know that some hunters were following her. "You could talk? Who are you? Are you the ghost of the jungle?" the old man was very shocked. They then went to the old man's house. I'm Princess Sutha. He then agreed when they asked him to live with them in the . Princess Sutha agreed only with one condition. Suddenly.
" The king then measured his daughters' hair. "You cannot ask her to be the queen. Purbararang was angry. After that. But the king still chose Purbasari to be the next queen. Not long after that. And he also could talk with humans. I'm older than she is. Purbararang was very shocked. Father. There were black dots all over her body. Indrajaya. Purbasari had bad skin. He wanted Purbasari to replace him as the leader of the kingdom. It's supposed to be me. Prince Wijaya and Princess Sutha got married. But Purbararang did not give up. *** 0 comments Lutung Kasarung Folklore from West Java PRABU Tapa Agung was an old king. Now she had to stay in the jungle. He had two daughters. Instead. she asked Lutung Kasarung to accompany her to go back to the palace. you have to leave this palace and stay in a jungle. Purbasari was very sad. her bad skin was cured. She then said. His name was Sanghyang Gurumina. "Those who have longer hair will be the queen. If my fiance is more . Everyday she spent her time playing with some animals there. They were happy ever after." said Purbararang. Purbararang then set a bad plan with her fiance. She knew she had to come up with another bad idea. There was one monkey that always tried to cheer her up. Amazingly. The monkey's name was Lutung Kasarung. You cannot be the queen. Together they went to a witch and asked her to put a spell on Purbasari. Later. Prabu Tapa Agung planned to retire as a king. Purbasari had longer hair. "A queen must have a handsome husband. not her!" said Purbararang. he had magical power. "You are not as beautiful as I am. Purbararang and Purbasari. He made a small lake and asked her to take a bath there. Now she got her beautiful skin back. Hearing this. He was actually a god.palace. It was not just an ordinary monkey. Lutung Kasarung planned to help Purbasari.
ha ha ha. She knew Purbararang's fiance. Purbararang was laughing very hard. Indrajaya. "Here is my fiancé. Where is yours?" asked Purbararang. was handsome. Lutung Kasarung came forward. Purbasari was sad. She forgave Purbararang and her fiance and let them stay in the palace. then I will be the queen. *** Link: Lutung Kasarung changed into a man . He was even more handsome than Indrajaya.handsome than yours. Indrajaya." Suddenly. Lutung Kasarung changed into a very a handsome man. "Your fiance is a monkey. And she did not have a fiance yet." said Purbararang. Purbasari then became the queen.