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Galeri 11 Februari 2013 Fera Deslia Ahyar & Komentar

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Lutung Kasarung Cerita rakyat from West Java Prabu Tapa Agung had led a kingdom in West Java for a long time. He was getting old and therefore wanted to choose a successor. But unfortunately, he had no son. He thought of choosing one of his daughters, Purbararang and Purbasari. But it wasn‟t an easy choice. They were both very pretty and smart. The only difference was their temperament. Purbararang was rude and dishonest, while Purbasari was kind and caring. With those considerations, Prabu Tapa Agung finally chose Purbasari to be his successor. Purbararang didn‟t agree with her father‟s decision. “It‟s supposed to be me, Father. I‟m the eldest daughter!” Purbararang said. Prabu Tapa Agung smiled. “Purbararang, to be a queen takes more than age. There are many other qualities that one must possess,” explained Prabu Tapa Agung wisely. “What does Purbasari have that I don‟t?” Purbararang pouted. “You‟ll find out when Purbasari has replaced me,” Prabu Tapa Agung answered. After the discussion, Purbararang went back to her room. “Is there something wrong?” asked Indrajaya. Indrajaya is Purbararang‟s future husband. “I‟m upset! Father chose Purbasari as his successor and not me! I have to do something!” Purbararang said. Driven mad by her anger, she came to a witch and asked her to send rash all over Purbasari‟s body. Before going to bed, Purbasari started to feel itch all over her body. She tried applying powder to her body,

The other animals that were looking on also seemed to smile. “Fine. She also said thanks. there were scratch mark all over Purbasari‟s body. Prabu Tapa Agung ordered Purbasari to be moved to the woods.” she answered. “I don‟t know. “If you don‟t confess. there were tears in his eyes. and this is what happened. There were no traces of any skin ailments. do you have a future husband who is handsomer than mine?” said .” the monkey said. There is a pond with hot spring water. Father. Although she was living by herself in the woods. She was shocked to see her face reflected on the clear pond water. in time. She didn‟t want to scratch it. Purbararang then let her hair down. Purbararang shook her head. ”You can talk? Who are you?” she asked. “The water of this pond will heal your skin. there were always animals bringing her fruits and fish to eat. with smooth and clean skin. The news of Purbasari‟s condition quickly spread to the kingdom. She bathed there. It was so long. irritating Purbararang. sis. I didn‟t do anything wrong. “What happened to you?” asked Purbararang. “Are you willing to be my friend?” Purbasari asked them.” Purbasari took a deep breath. “You must have done something really awful. From behind him. Purbasari was surprised. Purbasari?” demanded Prabu Tapa Agung. suddenly a black monkey came to Purbasari‟s hut. He carried a bunch of bananas. But it turned out that Purbasari‟s hair was twice longer than Purbararang‟s hair.” Purbararang admitted. “What have you done. And I‟d rather be thrown into the woods than to confess to a deed I didn‟t commit. it almost touched the ground. Purbasari never lacked of supplies. He hoped Purbasari would remain patient and strong. Purbasari was very sad. Purbasari observed her entire body. “I‟m cured! I‟m cured!” Purbasari shouted in joy. At some places. the itching grew even worse. my body suddenly felt very itchy. but she couldn‟t do anything to defy her father‟s order. The monkey who was sitting next to her stayed still. on a full moon. “I didn‟t do anything that would upset the gods. He built a simple hut for Purbasari. I scratched and scratched. “But there is one more condition you must fulfill. as if he understood what Purbasari said. but she just couldn‟t help it. “You‟ll find out. her skin was even ulcerating. She then walked to the pond. Her face was beautiful again. She then accompanied by Indrajaya go to the woods to see Purbasari. Everyday. Purbasari didn‟t want to force the monkey. so your hair is longer than mine.” he said. Purbasari took the bananas with pleasure. Purbararang said she would let Purbasari return to the palace if Purbasari‟s hair were longer than hers. One night. Instead. Purbasari walked out of the pond. She was accompanied to the woods by a messenger. “Then how can you explain what happened to your body?” Prabu Tapa Agung asked again. The monkey suddenly spoke. I‟ll banish you to the woods.” Purbasari answered. After the messenger left. What am I supposed to do?” Purbasari sighed. Last night. Purbasari asked if she would be allowed to go home. “Like I said before. but her body still itched. the whole kingdom was scandalized. pretending to be concerned. She quickly offered thanks to the gods and also to the monkey. the monkey took Purbasari to a valley. You‟ve been punished by the gods!” That day. In the next morning. some animals looked on. The black monkey nodded.” After a short discussion with his advisor.but it‟s no use. “Are the bananas for me?‟ Purbasari asked. A long time had passed since Purbasari was banished to the woods. After a few hours. All the animals nodded happily. Purbasari shook her head.

“I forgive you. Purbasari felt miserable. a tiger was wandering around for food. but their laughter didn‟t last long. there it is. Mouse Deer and Tiger Cerita rakyat from Central Java One upon a time. It‟s very delicious. the former monkey known as Lutung Kasarung. approaching Mouse Deer. He caught Mouse Deer. The monkey meditates and suddenly transformed into a very handsome young man.” Purbararang said. so . without much thought. Finally. he wa sn‟t afraid of the other bigger animals who wanted to eat him. asking for forgiveness. She didn ‟t have a future husband yet. Purbasari smiled. Beside her was the handsome prince. he saw Mouse Deer. “Yes. “I‟m sorry. he always managed to ditch them. The tiger wanted to eat him. I can‟t be your lunch now. “I‟m a prince from a kingdom far away. and also confessed everything she had done.” said Mouse Deer calmly. Mouse Deer! I‟m really hungry right now. You‟ll be my lunch!” said Tiger. “Hello. The King doesn‟t want anyone else to eat it. Purbararang and Indrajaya burst out.” she said. He looked around and saw some buffalo‟s dung. The King has ordered me to guard his cake. sis. “Please forgive me. “His cake?” said Tiger curiously. Please don‟t punish me. One day. Instead of being angry.” said the young man. He had an idea. Purbasari become queen. Purbararang gave up. So. I was cursed to be a monkey because of a mistake I committed. crawled. I could regain my true form only if there‟s a girl who would be willing to be my wife.Purbararang as she walked toward Indrajaya. She accepted Purbasari as the queen. Tiger slowly ducked. Mouse Deer didn‟t want to be his lunch. Soon after. He hadn‟t been eating for days. While he was walking in the forest. there was a mouse deer living in a forest. a lot more handsome than Indrajaya. He was so smart. He was really hungry. He tried to be calm. she pulled the black monkey beside her. then…”Gotcha!” said Tiger. Although he was small. Tiger.

that‟s not cake.” said Mouse Deer refused. Then he jumped out. The King has ordered me to guard his drum.” said Mouse Deer refused. That‟s buffalo‟s dung. But now you will be my lunch. That a wasp nests!” Tiger ran away. At last the wasps went away. you tricked me again. Tiger.” said Mouse Deer. But the wasps keep following him. The King doesn‟t want anyone else to hit it. Bzzzzzzz…! “Ouch…ouch! That‟s not a drum. “Phoooey!” He spit it out. all right. It‟s the best belt in the world. I can‟t be your lunch now. Mouse Deer. But first let me run far away. Mouse Deer! The King will never know. Mouse Deer! The King will never know. “His belt?” said Tiger curiously. so the King won‟t blame me. “His drum?” said Tiger curiously. ”Well. Tiger then took the snake and started to warp it around himself. “All right.” Mouse Deer looked around and saw a wasp nest in a tree. But now you will be my lunch. “Mouse Deer. “Just one little hit. The cobra woke up. Mouse Deer! The King will never know. He laughed aloud. The snake was coiled asleep on the ground. ”Well.” Mouse Deer pointed the wasp nest. “Of course you can‟t. Mouse Deer was safe from Tiger now.” said Mouse Deer. You can go now. I can‟t be your lunch now. The King would be very angry. You can go now.” Mouse Deer pointed the cobra. so the King won‟t blame me.” Mouse Deer ran quickly out of sight. all right. There it is.” said Tiger. The King would be very angry.” said Mouse Deer. Tiger. Mouse deer. SSssssstt! “Oouch! Ow! Ooow! That‟s not a belt! That‟s a cobra! Help! Mouse Deer! Help!” But Mouse Deer was already far away. “Of course you can‟t. He jumped in and stayed underwater as long as he could. “Can I taste it?” Tiger asked. there it is. The King would be very angry. Tiger. He ran through the forest till he found Mouse Deer. “All right. so the King won‟t blame me. “Just one little bite. Tiger. “Yuck.” Tiger ran through the forest.” Mouse Deer ran quickly out of sight.” said Tiger. Tiger then reached up and hit the wasp nest. Mouse Deer.” said Tiger. Tiger then t ook a big mouthful of the „cake‟. But first let me run far away. okay. “Just for one moment. It has the best sound in the world. you tricked me. “Yes.” said Mouse Deer calmly. “Mouse Deer. “I‟m sorry. “Well. It squeezed Tiger and bit him.” Mouse Deer ran quickly out of sight. Tiger. The King doesn‟t want anyone else to wear it. “All right.” said Mouse Deer refused.” Mouse Deer looked around and saw a cobra. He came to the river.” said Mouse Deer calmly. You can go now.” Mouse Deer pointed the buffalo‟s dung.he ordered me to guard it. “I‟m sorry. “Can I wear it?” Tiger asked. “Of course you can‟t. “Can I hit the King‟s drum?” Tiger asked. The King has ordered me to guard his belt. He caught up with Mouse Deer.*** Malin Kundang . “Yes. But first let me run far away.

“Yes. Malin Kundang grew up as a skillful young boy. Malin Kundang was ready to go. Malin Kundang‟s mother saw a man who looked wealthy . I can‟t stop you. you‟ll come home. She wished to see the ship that brought Malin kundang home. The boy was called Malin Kundang.” said Malin Kundang‟s mother as she gave him some food supplies. “If you really want to go. I could only pray to God for you to gain success in life. she prayed to the God for her son‟s safety. It had been three months since Malin Kundang left his mother.” In the next morning. Three days ago.” urged Malin kundang. He always helps his mother to earn some money. if I stay here. After several years waiting without any news. There was so much prayer that had been said due to her deep love for Malin Kundang. I‟ll always be a poor man. on the north coast of Sumatra lived a poor woman and his son. Every day and night. “You too have to take a good care of yourself. promise me.” said his mother wisely. she kept waiting and praying for him. His mother wiped her tears. what if I sail overseas?” asked Malin Kundang one day to his mother. they still lived in poverty. They didn‟t earn much as fishing was their only source of income.” he continued before kissing his mother‟s hand. “Take a good care of yourself. Her mother didn‟t agree but Malin Kundang had made up his mind.” Malin Kundang said. as they were only fisherman‟s helper. “Mother. I want to be a successful person. When the ship finally pulled over. “Mother. Before Malin stepped onto the ship. However. Malin‟s mother hugged him tight as if she didn‟t want to let him go. son. he hadn‟t contacted her yet. I‟ll keep in touch with you. Mother. Even though it‟s been a year she had not heard any news from Malin Kundang. Malin Kundang‟s mother was suddenly surprised by the arrival of a big ship in the pier where she usually stood to wait for her son.Cerita rakyat from West Sumatra Once upon a time. As his mother had predicted before. she stood on the pier. he met one of the successful ship‟s crew. “But. Malin was offered to join him. Every morning.

Her beauty and intelligence made a prince from the heavenly kingdom of Kahyangan desire her as his wife. “Dear God. Malin Kundang didn‟t show any respond. He was thrown by the wave out of his ship. But if he is. you‟re back. The prince accepted the condition. “I miss you so much. Her heart was so hurt. if he isn‟t my son. Malin Kundang‟s mother take a step back. ”Malin… my son. Suddenly. the prince would transform into a dog. Malin Kundang‟s huge ship was wrecked.*** Sangkuriang Long time ago in West Java. Her blurry eyes still easily recognized him. Why do you treat your own mother like this?” Malin Kundang ignored his mother and ordered the ship crews to set sail. In the quiet sea. Malin Kundang‟s mother quickly went to see her beloved son.” Malin Kundang ordered his bodyguard. suddenly the wind blew so hard and a thunderstorm came. his whole body turned into stone. and fell on a small island. her son. Malin Kundang‟s mother sat alone in the pier. The man was Malin Kundang.” she prayed to the God. “Malin. take this old women out of here. My mother would never wear such ragged and ugly clothes. lived a beautiful girl named Dayang Sumbi. “Give her some money so she won‟t disturb me again!” Malin Kundang‟s mother cried as she was dragged by the bodyguard. I don‟t know you. He was ashamed to admit his own mother in front of his beautiful wife. she cried and cried. She was also smart and clever. but his father approved on one condition. “Guard.” But. She could not be wrong. The prince asked permission from his father to marry Dayang Sumbi. “Malin…You don‟t recognize me? I‟m your mother!” she said sadly. Malin Kundang‟s face was as cold as ice. He was punished for not admitting his own mother. People from Kahyangan could never live side by side with humans. son!” said Malin Kundang‟s mother and without hesitation.stepping down a ladder along with a beautiful woman. she came running to hug Malin Kundang. please let him have a save journey. “You‟re not my Mother.” said Malin Kundang as he release his mother embrace. I cursed him to become a stone. . when they had a child.

hit Sangkuriang on the head. she became convinced that the young man was indeed her missing son. when he was hunting. she went home with nothing. A few moments before dawn. The boat then became a mountain. The boat flew and landed on a valley. and Perahu means boat). although she agreed to marry Sangkuriang. she didn‟t pay any attention to Sangkuriang and started to cry. Dayang Sumbi was startled when she saw a scar on his head at the same place where she. Sangkuriang and his genie servants almost finished the boat. Sangkuriang feel sad and also confused. But her son was no where to be found. Sangkuriang grew furious. all in one night. Sangkuriang was going on a hunt. Then he called a group of genie to build a dam around Citarum River. The water drained from the lake becoming a wide . He went home and tells her mother about the dog. She was exhausted. She started to feel better. After the young man left. years ago. Soak it with water. Sangkuriang‟s genie servants immediately dropped their work and ran for cover from the sun. she would do so only on the condition that he provides her with a lake and built a beautiful boat. She realized that she had to do something to prevent Sangkuriang from marrying her.They get married and lived happily in the woods until Dayang Sumbi gave birth to a baby boy. One day. he commands the genies to cut down trees and build a boat. Dayang Sumbi. Deceived by false dawn. Dayang Sumbi immediately woke all the women in the village and asked them to wave a long red scarf. Dayang Sumbi was so sad. And time passed by. She fell asleep. don‟t be sad. so she went to find Sangkuriang. But she did not wish to disappoint him by cancelling the wedding.He didn‟t realize that the village was his homeland and the beautiful girl was his own mother. Dayang Sumbi looked more beautiful and even younger. “What?” Dayang Sumbi was appalled. Sangkuriang accepted this condition without a doubt. After bathing with the water used to soak the dog‟s heart. The prince then changed into a dog named Tumang. His arrow missed the deer he was targeting and hit Tumang instead. Driven by sadness and anger. who had been spying on him. Sangkuriang accidentally killed Tumang. In the morning. All the women in the village were waving red scarf. Dayang Sumbi. he kicked the unfinished boat. called Mount Tangkuban Perahu (Tangkuban means upturned or upside down.” said the prince in her dream. Their son is named Sangkuriang. Everyday. Dayang Sumbi prayed for guidance. Sangkuriang on his journey stopped at a village and met and fell in love with a beautiful girl. So. He asked Dayang Sumbi to fix the turban on his head. She looked everywhere but still couldn‟t find him. “Dayang Sumbi. the cock crowed and farmers rose for the new day. He was very smart and handsome like his father. Then. and you will look young forever. With his power. After the sun went down. she meets her husband. With all his anger. Finally. he hunted animals and looked for fruits to eat. making it look as if dawn was breaking. He had spent his youth studying magical arts. Sangkuriang went to the hill. she grabbed a weaving tool and hit Sangkuriang‟s head with it. realised that Sangkuriang would fulfill the condition she had set. Dayang Sumbi finally stopped crying. One day. How can his mother love a dog more than him? Sangkuriang then decided to go away from their home and went on a journey. and use the water to bathe. Their love grew naturally and he asked the girl to marry him. he destroyed the dam. and in her dream. Go look for my body in the woods and get the heart. After praying. which they feared.

Cindelaras always woke up early in the morning and listen happily to his rooster‟s song.” cried the queen in her tears. have mercy. One day. an eagle dropped an egg.” The rooster often sang that song. He built a simple house in the woods for her. He decided to go to the palace to meet the king. Raden Putra‟s anger ended in a decision. My Majesty. The queen then told him the whole story. She is sick because the queen put poison in her meal. He grew up as a nice. healthy. Of course the queen denied.*** Cindelaras Cerita rakyat from East Java Raden Putra was the king of Jenggala kingdom.plain and nowadays became a city called Bandung (from the word Bendung. which means Dam). he smeared his sword with rabbit blood. The concubine then asked the royal healer to help her in her plan. Cindelaras asked her mother‟s . his father. while Cindelaras helped her mother to collect some fire woods. “Who is Raden Putra?” he asked his mother. Cindelaras was very surprised. the concubine had bad personalities. Raden Putra called the royal healer to give the concubine treatments. The queen should be banished to the woods and terminated. She was envious and jealous with the queen. Raden Putra commanded one of his general to do the punishment. He‟s the son of Raden Putra. he started to think. The queen was banished to the woods. The rooster is no ordinary rooster. Unlike the queen. He had a beautiful queen and concubine. He didn‟t realize the meaning of the song until one day. The egg hatched into a chick and then it slowly became a strong rooster. The rooster could sing. but the wise general didn‟t have the heart to kill her. the queen lived by herself in the woods. so Raden Putra would believe that he had killed the queen. She also told him why they were banned from the kingdom and lived in the woods. He did not know that the queen was already pregnant. she gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Cindelaras brought the egg to be brooded by a chicken behind their house. I really didn‟t do anything. After the general left.” the royal healer lied. “I‟m very sorry. the rooster woke Cindelaras up with its beautiful song. He called the queen and asked her if the story was true. On his way back to the palace. One day. “My master is Cindelaras. The baby was named Cindelaras. “What is her disease?” Raden Putra asked the royal healer. so she planned to make the queen leave the palace. and handsome boy. “Please Your Majesty. His house is in the woods. Every morning. Raden Putra was shock and angry to hear the explanation. Several months later. but Raden Putra won‟t listen. the concubine pretended to be ill.

In a few minutes. There. Raden Putra was so shocked. Cindelaras accepted the challenge. “That rooster is no ordinary rooster. The general then confessed that he never killed the queen. Cindelaras stopped at a village. and the boy is not an ordinaty boy either. My Majesty. His house is in the woods. Ever since. “What is your name. But in just a few minutes.*** Timun Mas . Cindelaras‟ head would be cut off. boy?” Raden Putra asked as Cindelaras arrived in the palace. “If your rooster wins. and one more time. So. Cindelaras and his parents lived happily together. On his way. He was challenged again by other man. He‟s the son of Raden Putra. “My master is Cindelaras. But if Cindelaras‟ rooster won. Cindelaras‟ rooster won the fight! Raden Putra shook his head and stared at Cindelaras from his seat. Later. If Raden Putra‟s rooster won. Raden putra called the general who had banished the queen. They challenge him to see how strong his rooster was. “Is it true?” he asked. Raden Putra challenged Cindelaras with one condition. you‟ll get a reward. The two roosters fought bravely.” said the man who challenged him. Your Majesty. his rooster won. He immediately went to the woods to pick up the queen.” Raden Putra was surprised. his rooster defeated the opponent‟s rooster. she was sent to the jail as punishment. Cindelaras accepted the condition. As for the concubine. The competition was held in the front yard of the palace. He won again and again.” said Cindelaras. The news about Cindelaras‟ rooster quickly spread to the whole Jenggala kingdom and made Raden Putra curious. he met some people who were involved in cockfighting. He also brought his rooster that grew bigger and stronger each day. Raden Putra would share half of his wealth. “Yes. “My name is Cindelaras. Who is he exactly?” he thought.permission to go to the kingdom and to tell the king what really happened. the royal healer also admitted his mistake.” Cindelaras answered. Raden Putra was about to asked when suddenly Cindelaras‟ rooster sang the song. He felt both thrilled and happy to see Raden Putra. he invited Cindelaras to the palace. My name is Cindelaras and my mother was the queen.

But Buta Ijo could overcome it and continued chasing her. She was also very diligent. He promised to come again. Indonesia. He was very angry when he realized that his prey had left. They named her Timun Emas. Timun Emas was very healthy and a very smart girl. And if he will catch you spread this to the ground. Buta Ijo chased her again. But again and again their parents said that Timun Emas was still a child. This time it turned into a lake.Long time ago in the island of Java. When their children had grown up. When the third time Buta Ijo came their parents had prepared something for him. So run as fast as you can. Buta Ijo found it hard to pass. Buta Ijo agreed. Timun Emas was thankful to god and came back to her home. He granted their wish on one condition. They had married for some years but they had no children. they had to sacrifice them to Buta Ijo. They gave Timun Emas several bamboo needles. It took him some time to break the dense bamboo forest. When she was a teenager Buta Ijo came to their house. Buta Ijo was busy to save himself so Timun Emas ran way. dressing and salt. They asked him to postpone. She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Timun Emas was just a girl while Buta Ijo was a monster so he could easily catch her up. Timun Emas was frightened so she ran away to hide. When he almost catch her again and again Timun Emas threw her dressing. take these things‟ „What are these things?‟ „These are your weapons. The following year Buta Ijo came again. He will eat you alive. In seconds they turned into many vines of cucumber. Now go!‟ Timun Emas was scared so she ran as quickly as she could. When he was just several steps behind Timun Emas threw her bamboo needles. So he ran to chase her. lived a couple of farmer. The farmers agreed to his condition. When Buta Ijo arrived she was far from home. But soon Buta Ijo realized and started running again. When Buta Ijo was busy eating cucumber Timun Emas could run away. Soon they turned into dense bamboo trees. The exhausted Buta Ijo was very thirsty so he grabbed and ate them. Several months later the wife was pregnant. Meanwhile Timun Emas could run farther. Buta Ijo was a ferocious and powerful monster. He had a sharp nose so he knew what direction his prey ran. seeds of cucumber. „Timun. So they prayed to a monster called Buta Ijo to give them children. The farmers were happy. He liked eating fresh meat of human being. Buta Ijo was drowned and died instantly. Finally when Timun Emas was almost caught she threw her salt. Soon the land where Buta Ijo stood turned into ocean. When he was just several steps behind Timun Emas quickly spread the seeds of cucumber. Buta Ijo will chase you. Roro Jonggrang . The farmers then told Buta Ijo that Timun Emas was still a child.

She asked all of her servants to help her. We have to go. Bandung Bondowoso summoned his entire genies soldier and commanded them to help him built a thousand temples. But he did not give up. “Please prepare a lot of straw and mortar. “Your Majesty can asked the genies to help built the temples. They didn‟t know that the light was from the fire that burning the straw. Loro Jonggrang heard from her servant that the building of a thousand temples was almost finished. So. She wanted to refuse. “It‟s already dawn. not from the sun. but she afraid that Bandung Bondowoso would be angry and endangered the people of Prambanan. “If you want to marry me. which they afraid of. She was so worried.” said Loro Jonggrang. All the people of Prambanan lived peacefully. But again. Please hurry up!” said Loro Jonggrang. making the genies think that the sun is going to rise. His soldiers were not only humans. Bandung Bondowoso fell in love with her and wanted to marry her. He also had great supernatural power.” All those servants did what Loro Jonggrang ordered them. Loro Jonggrang was shocked. He consulted with his advisor. but also genies. She didn‟t like Bandung Bondowoso because he was a mean person.” said the advisor. she came up with a great idea. The genies worked in unbelievable speed. she came up with a plan. Prambanan kingdom was attacked and occupied by the Pengging kingdom. All the genies immediately stopped their work and ran for cover from the sun. Then. “What? That‟s impossible!” said Bandung Bondowoso. Meanwhile.” said the leader of the genies to Bandung Bondowoso. The king of Prambanan had a beautiful daughter named Loro Jonggrang. But then. “Burn the straw and make some noise pounding the mortar. Prambanan then was ruled by Bandung Bondowoso of Pengging kingdom. quickly. you have to build a thousand temples for me in just one night. burning straw and pounding the mortar.Long time ago. “You‟re very beautiful. there was a kingdom named Prambanan. He was a mean king. . Would you be my queen?” asked Bandung Bondowoso.

We have to go back to kahyangan. At first. Wulan. I just need one more temple. Nawang Wulan then told him about her problem. but it was no where to be found. “My name is Jaka Tarub.” said Jaka Tarub. “I can‟t fly without my scarf. There were seven beautiful girls in the lake.” she said.Bandung Bondowoso can‟t stop the genies from leaving. Jaka Tarub saw a scarf near the bushes. Nawang Wulan refused the offer. He was curious. Jaka Tarub And Nawang Wulan Jaka Tarub was a handsome and diligent young man. “Let‟s get back.” He pointed his finger to Loro Jonggrang and said some mantras. She was so sad. They tried to search for it. She was the youngest fairy called Nawang Wulan. Jaka Tarub stepped on a twig. “You‟ll have to find it by yourself. “Excuse me …. Hurry!” she said. . Magically. he heard some giggles and laughs of some girls who were bathing in the lake. so I came to see what happen. so he peeped through the bushes. Nawang Wulan then decided to follow Jaka Tarub. “There‟s someone!” said one of the fairies. He lived in a village near a lake. I already h ave 999 temples. They‟re fairies from the heavenly kingdom of kahyangan.” Jaka Tarub lied. “Who are you?” she asked.” said the eldest fairy. He knew Loro Jonggrang had just tricked him. But since she didn‟t have anywhere else to go. They pulled over and wear their scarf. And the temple is called Loro Jonggrang temple. I was passing by and I heard you crying. Jaka Tarub then asked Nawang Wulan to come home with him. Now. Nawang Wulan saw them leaving in tears. The other fairies then flew to the sky leaving Nawang Wulan behind. Loro Jonggrang. We‟ll wait for you in kahyangan. “Are you okay?” he asked. Loro Jonggrang‟s body turned into stone. Nawang Wulan moved backward.” she said in empathy. the temple is still standing in Prambanan area. Until now. Central Java. “You cannot fool me. when Jaka Tarub passed the lake. Crack!!! Accidentally. It belonged to one of the fairies. startling Nawang Wulan. I will make you the one-thousandth temple. One day. He was angry. Jaka Tarub then took it and hid it. “Where is my scarf?” one of the fairies couldn‟t find her scarf. “We‟re sorry.

Before lunch. and literature. “Could this be the secret?” Jaka Tarub thought. Nawang Wulan came home. religion. so you don‟t have to feel guilty. One day. “Did you open the pan cover?” she asked her husband. he curiously opened the pan cover. “How come?” he wondered. Please keep an eye on Kumalasari. Their barn was almost empty. “I want to stay home today. He was so curious. Since his father had retired his family live in a quiet and prosperous village outside the capital. He found only one single paddy. I‟ll come to see her. but why is my barn always full. After Nawang Wulan left.” he said to his wife. it‟s time for me to go back to where I belong.” said Nawang Wulan startled. When she took one of them. I‟d like to play with Kumalasari. Furthermore Damar was a smart boy so his father was sure Damar was capable to do any job. She couldn‟t cook rice with only a single paddy. She headed to the kitchen to see the rice she had cooked. They lived happily. After a year.Nawang Wulan stayed with Jaka Tarub in the village. Damar was a smart boy so he could easily learned the lessons his father taught him. Nawang Wulan had lost her power. Jaka Tarub was also happy to live with Nawang Wulan and Kumalasari. she found a scarf. One day. “Please take good care of Kumalasari. Especially because he always got a lot of harvest since he married Nawang Wulan. “I‟m cooking rice now. “It‟s so weird. “If she wanted to see me. they had a beautiful daughter. Nawang Wulan cooked everyday. “I… I‟m sorry.” Jaka Tarub said as he realized his fault. take seven grains of candlenut and put it into a basket.” said Nawang Wulan as she flew to the bright full moon.” Jaka Tarub mumbled to himself. He was the son of Udara. That night. Nawang Wulan asked her husband about the scarf.” she explained. A month passed. Ever since. He was very good at all those subjects.” she said. Jaka Tarub promised to take good care of their daughter. Jaka Tarub looked down and asked for her forgiveness. I must go now. he asked Damar to find job in Majapahit. She found that the rice turned into only a few grains. Take care.” asked Nawang Wulan. Please do not open the pan cover before it‟s done. “What‟s this? This is my scarf. Jaka Tarub tried to stop her. not far from the capital city of Majapahit. Jaka Tarub‟s eyes widened. When his father thought that he is mature enough. “You found it?” he asked. I was curious. Jaka Tarub stayed at home. Nawang Wulan went to the barn to get some paddy.*** Damar Wulan Damar Wulan was born in the village of Paluh Amba. He couldn‟t even keep all of his harvest in the barn because it was always full. “I‟ve forgiven you. . They named her Kumalasari. Nawang Wulan was willing to marry a human because she fell in love with Jaka Tarub. He told Damar to apply for a job at the Prime Minister‟s office.” Nawang Wulan said. “Because I‟ve found my scarf. the former prime minister of Majapahit. and they decided to get married. Shake it as you play the bamboo flute. politics. I‟ll go to the river to wash the clothes.” she said just before she left. “Well. He learned martial art. Their paddy supply was slowly lessened. He once again asked for forgiveness for all of his mistakes. He hoped that his close relation with the new prime minister would help him get the prime minister‟s attention. but Nawang Wulan had made up her mind.

He does not have t ime for job seeker like you. They were not sure that they could win the war.Damar was very confident he would get a good position at the prime minister‟s office. But if you need a job. Every body hated them but nobody dare to express their feeling. When Layang Seto and Layang Kumitir knew what happened to Damar and Anjasmoro. The guards sarcastically questioned him when he told them he would see the prime minister. Under his leadership the Blambangan army could win several battles with Majapahit army. My father told me to find job here‟ „Listen poor boy. a vassal state under Majapahit. For a highly respected person like him. He thought that he was more capable than Kencono Wungu so he rebelled. Soon he had a good relationship with the prime minister and his family. The territory of Majapahit one by one fell to Blambangan. At midday he got to Majapahit and he directly went to the prime minister‟s house. they were very angry. liked Damar very much. Damar was surprised because he expected clerical job but then he accepted the offer. Anjasmoro. it was a very serious . So the queen and the prime minister met everyday to discuss the worsening situation. The son of a prime minister would never go anywhere on foot‟ „But. Gradually she fell in love to Damar. But he was very disappointed when his father appointed his sister instead. My father told me to see the prime minister here‟ „If you think you can impress us by telling us about your father. Damar did a good job so his superior was satisfied with him. He told Damar that the prime minister‟s office needed several boys to take care of the horses. „Who do you think you are?‟ „I am Damar Wulan. For his great achievement for his country his father appointed him as the ruler for the kingdom of Blambangan. Prime Minister Logender was shocked when his wife reported to him about the affair of Anjasmoro and Damar Wulan. on the other hand. After that someone called Damar to get into the commander‟s chamber. Since that day he lived in a simple hut behind the prime minister‟s house. the prime minister is a very busy person. there is a vacant position here. When his father passed away he was sure that he would become the successor. you are completely wrong poor boy. that‟s true. His sons were very arrogant and lazy. They treated Damar cruelly. They wanted Damar to do whatever they want. He was also very sociable. Some weeks went by but still they did not have any ideas to solve the problem. Prime Minister Logender was his name. He was a prince of Majapahit and a highly respected general of the Majapahit army. Every report they received about the war was only about the defeat of the Majapahit army. Early morning he left his village. They treated Damar more and more cruelly. I am the son of the former prime minister Udara. He was a half brother of the Queen Kecono Wungu. Menak Jinggo proved to be a good general. So did Damar. They had a secret love. The prime minister had two sons – Layang Seto and Layang Kumitir and a daughter – Anjasmoro. Let me report my chief‟ Then the soldier reported to his superior. At the time the kingdom of Majapahit faced a very serious problem because of the rebellion of Menak Jinggo. At the time the morale of the Majapahit army was already down.

And that‟s why you will receive a great honor to fight for your country. last night I had an idea‟ „Tell me about it‟ „Our army could not win because we apply a wrong strategy. Since now on we have to launch a new tactics of secret operation. very early in the morning Damar Wulan left Majapahit alone. Don‟t be afraid because the Majapahit army will fully support you. This fact made him very angry. He prepared a small army unit under the leadership of his two sons. In just several minutes he could beat both of them without difficulty. The king of Blambangan has done a crime. Early in the morning he went to the palace and asked the queen for an audience. the Indonesian martial art. I will do my best‟ The next day. Now there is a rebellion in Majapahit. Not even Anjasmoro. He could not accept it. skillful. Both of them fought emotionally since they hated Damar very much. But Damar was smart. I am sure he is the right person‟ „OK. Sir. Send him as soon as possible to Blambangan. He asked him about his martial art skill. It was a serious humiliation. I am very glad to receive this order. Today you have to prepare everything and tomorrow you must leave for Blambangan secretly. He was a very respectable person while his daughter dated with a poor boy. „Damar. lance. His name is Menak Jinggo. If he can do his job well I will give him great reward‟ When Logender got home he called Damar Wulan immediately. as well as empty hand fighting technique. strong and tough. Meanwhile Prime Minister Logender had implemented his own plan. He thought very hard to find a solution. We must send a small army unit to kill Menak Jinggo secretly‟ „Who will do that?‟ „I have a body guard. you are a great fighter. I am very proud of you. Furthermore our army‟s morale is now down. Then he explained his plan. Suddenly an idea struck his sharp mind when he was meditating at midnight. „Your Majesty. So he is ready for this duty. I think you are right. They went behind Damar in a distant so that Damar did . Logender was angry but also satisfied since he found a way to get rid of both problems – his home and his country. His father had trained him Pencak Silat. As a result. If you can do this job well you will be promoted to a high position as the commander of Majapahit army‟ „Yes. They will back you and provide all your needs.blow to his ego. He is very capable at individual fight. Are you ready?‟ „I am ready any time Sir‟ „Good. Damar said he had mastered some fighting skill. Then Logender asked him to fight both Layang Seto and Layang Kumitir. So we have to avoid open warfare. The Blambangan army is very good at a frontal open warfare like that. His skill in martial art is excellent. Do not tell any one about this duty. he was very skillful at using sword. When you can kill Menak Jinggo behead him and bring his head here. Find him in his palace and Blambangan and kill him.

„Yes. But Damar was also a smart person. Everybody including the king Menak Jinggo liked him because he was very polite and he did his job well. But unfortunately the king was ready to welcome him. They used that opportunity to steal the amulet. Let him alive. it was easy for Damar to search the palace. as small as a thumb but it is very powerful. There was a fight but it was too late for Menak Jinggo. Waito and Puyengan were the wives of King Menak Jinggo. The sudden attack did not give him much chance to survive. They were surprised to see Damar did not directly attack the palace.not notice them. We have to stop him. He wanted to gather information from him. But Menak Jinggo was a smart person. Since the two women loved Damar they revealed a secret. One night he secretly jumped the palace wall to kill the king. He was no match for Menak Jinggo. „Don‟t kill him. As everybody trusted him. By doing so he hoped that Damar would give him valuable information. A small army unit was there to arrest him. They went secretly so no one knew it. Their task was not to protect Damar but to kill him and seize the head of Menak Jinggo if he could kill Menak Jinggo. I will question him tomorrow‟. He knew where Menak Jinggo lived. God gave him a secret weapon called Wesi Kuning‟ „What is that?‟ „That‟s a golden amulet. Then they gave it to Damar Wulan. treat him well. It is stored in his bedroom‟ „He is a dangerous man. He dated Waito and Puyengan and he asked them the way to kill Menak Jinggo. It is just a small amulet. Consequently Damar could beat his enemy and Menak Jinggo was beheaded. He even let Waito and Puyengan to see Damar. Once again he was accepted to work in the palace to take care of the horses. . Finally he was inside the king‟s bedroom. „Nobody can hurt him. The Majapahit army kept on spying on him. So he ordered his guards. Your Majesty‟ He ordered his men to treat him well. Menak Jinggo did not realize their conspiracy. Damar Wulan immediately left Blambangan palace that night while promising Waito and Puyengan to be back after he received the rewa. Could you help me find his amulet? „I will help you if you marry me‟ „Sure I will marry both of you as soon as I can arrest him‟ When their turn to amuse the king arrived Waito and Puyengan could get into the kings chamber. He is a tough guy and he is protected by god. When the night was very quiet they opened the door for Damar Wulan. Several days later Damar Wulan arrived in Blambangan. He was also very handsome that two of the king‟s wife fell in love with him. Its shape is like a stick. He applied for a job instead. But if Damar was killed then they had nothing to do. He did not kill Damar instantly.

When he was awake he talked a lot and he ate a lot. Soon he grew up into a handsome boy. The girl married to Toba on one condition that he would never tell anybody about her past. I was the fish that you caught in the river. He planned to cook the fish for his dinner that night. I was the fish. Their son was healthy. Toba agreed to the condition. Since she was very beautiful Toba fell in love with her and not long after that they got married. He did not want to work at all. The fish was as big as human being. but you took me here.Danau Toba Once upon a time there was a prosperous village in a far away island called Sumatra. He worked on his farmland to grow rice and vegetables that he sells to local market. When he got to his house that afternoon he took a bath. Look at your kitchen‟. He saw some gold coins instead. Toba‟ Since that day the beautiful girl lived in Toba‟s house. Toba immediately rushed to his kitchen and the fish was nowhere to be seen. Several months later Toba‟s wife delivered to a baby boy. For a moment Toba was speechless. As I changed into human being my scales changed into gold coins‟ „Ok you can live here and work for me. The girl greeted him nicely. „Who are you? What‟s your nae? Why suddenly you are here in my house?‟ „Pardon me if I surprised you Mr. In northern part of the island. Then as he walked into his bedroom after taking a bath Toba was very shocked. Toba. He hoped that one day Samosir would change into a . He was very surprised when he got a big fish. Once day he wanted to catch some fish so he went to a river and fished there. „Whose coins are these? Why there are some coins here?‟ „Those coins are mine. Soon he went home and put the fish in his kitchen. Now that I become a human being again. When his father worked hard in his rice field and farm. Toba was very disappointed with his son‟s nature. Your room is over there‟ „Thank you very much Mr. He lived alone in a hut by a small forest. Do you want to know what happened? There stood in his living room a very beautiful girl. lived a farmer whose name was Toba. Samosir just slept. Toba named him Samosir. Unfortunately Samosir was a lazy boy. I would like to thank you and I will be your servant to express my thankfulness‟ „Were you the fish?‟ „Yes. When he could control his emotion he asked her.

He went home right away and as he got home he told his mother about his father‟s words. Sunny day suddenly turned into cloudy day. now go to the hill. „O. Go to the farm and bring the food for your father. Good bye‟ As soon as she finished saying that suddenly the weather changed. As he was a teenager Toba and his wife tried to change his behavior. find the tallest tree and climb it‟ „Why mom? What will happen?‟ „Just do it. Meanwhile Toba‟s wife disappeared. His father was disappointed. Then he was angry as he realized that his son had eaten his food. But Samosir never did his duty well. „Sam. Consequently the area was flooded. Not long after that the rain poured heavily. She was also deeply hurt. They used to eat lunch at their farm.diligent boy. „O Toba. You break your promise so I cannot live with you here anymore. You father needs the food‟ Toba reluctantly went to the farm. Today it becomes a tourist destination. The whole area became a big lake. Then one day his mother forced him to bring the food. But Mom. Samosir. It was already late afternoon when he got to the farm. He must be very tired and hungry now‟. Then at midday his wife would bring him food. He woke up after midday. The rain last for several days. Toba used to go to his farm and rice field early in the morning. He always woke up very late. I am tired and hungry too‟ „What makes you tired? You just wake up. Indonesia. Lake Toba is located in the province of North Sumatra. You are son of a fish!‟ Samosir was hurt. wake up. Now you have to accept to consequence of what you did. Samosir‟s mother was shocked. He said sarcastically. Day in and day out but Samosir never changed. Then it was called Lake Toba and in the middle of the lake there is an island called Samosir Island. He stopped somewhere in the street and ate the food. Go now. They ordered Samosir to bring food for his father for lunch while her mother stayed at home to do household chores. you are stupid lazy boy. never ask any question. But he did not go to the farm immediately. .