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    Flatus of Abu Nawas

    Flatus of Abu Nawas Flatus of Abu Nawas         Once upon a time there was a poor man lived in the village of Persia. His name was Abu Nawas. Although he was poor but he was very kind and smart. Because of his smartness, the king Harun Al Rasyid liked him, however, he used to call him to the castle because he wanted to trap Abu Nawas with his curious questions. (also read : Abunawas and the Gate guardian)         One day, the king ordered his soldiers to go to Abu Nawas’ house to ask him come to his palace. When Abu Nawas arrived, the…

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    The Golden Butterfly

     The Golden Butterfly. Once upon a time there was a beautiful young princess. Her name was Kembang Melati. She lived with her old physician and many serving-women in a palace on the bank of a great river.  Meanwhile, on the other bank of the river, there lived a monarch of the rains, whose name was Raja Banjir. He  lived in his rainbow-colored palace on the other bank of the river. He could cause floods to appear at his will, and his tears made brooks and rivers swell. From his windows he could see the little princess weaving her bridal dress, and he could hear her singing…

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    The Legend of Mount Arjuna

     The Legend of Mount Arjuna. In the Mahabharata, Pandawa are the five acknowledged sons of Pandu. Their names are Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva. Compared to his brothers, Arjuna had the most supernatural power.      However, he still wanted to have more power by meditating. So He planned to meditate on the top of a mountain to ask the gods to give him supernatural power. He then climbed one big mountain and started meditating on the top of the mountain.       Arjuna concentrated meditating very hard days and nights. He was not disturbed by anything around him. While he was meditating, suddenly the mountain…

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    The Legend of Nyi Roro Kidul

    The Legend of Nyi Roro Kidul The Legend of Nyi Roro Kidul        Nyi Roro Kidul or the Queen of the South Ocean (Indonesian = Ratu Pantai Selatan) is very famous legend in Indonesia, especially for Javanese people. This legend is about legendary Indonesian female spirit or deity. For the complete legend, let’s go to the following story. (Also read : The Legend of Banyuwangi)      Long time ago in West Java, There was a kingdom named Padjajaran Kingdom, the kingdom was ruled by Prabu Munding Wangi. He had a beautiful daughter named Dewi Lara Kaditha. She was very beautiful girl and friendly, all of the people…

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    Story of Ande Ande Lumut

    Story of Ande Ande Lumut Story of Ande Ande Lumut        Once upon a time there were two kingdoms, they were Kingdom of Jenggala and Kingdom of Kediri in which they were actually came from a kingdom called Kahuripan. Before dying, Airlangga stated that the two kingdoms must be reunited again in order to be in peace by marriage between the prince of Jenggala named Panji Asmarabangun and the princess of Kediri named Dewi Sekartaji. This had to be done to prevent war between these two kingdoms.  Panji Asmarabangun was a very handsome prince and Dewi Sekartaji was a very beautiful princess. They were very happy to be married because they loved…

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    Roro Jonggrang Prambanan Legend

    Roro Jonggrang Prambanan Legend Roro Jonggrang Prambanan Legend       Once upon a time, in the place where the Prambanan Temple stands now, there was a Kingdom called Prambanan, which was led by Prabu Baka. He had a beautiful daughter named Roro Jonggrang. The people of Prambanan Kingdom were wealthy and lived in peace. However, soon their happiness were disturbed by Pengging Kingdom. (Also read : Jaka Tarub and the Seven Nymphs)      The king of Pengging Kingdom, named Bandung Bondowoso, wanted to occupy Prambanan. This made the war between Prambanan and Pengging could not be avoided. Prambanan lost the war and Prabu Baka was dead. Pengging could…