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Legend of Semarang City

Legend of Semarang City

Legend of Semarang City

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Legend of Semarang City

 Long time ago there was a prince named Raden Made Pandan from the Kingdom of Demak. Raden Made Pandan was also known as an expert in Islam or “ulama” who was respected by community. He had a son named Raden Pandanarang. Raden Pandanarang was a kind, friendly, polite, and respects son to his parents. (Also read : History of Jakarta City)

 One day Raden Pandanarang and some of the royal escorts were asked by Raden Made Pandan to accompany him to go to the Demak Sultanate.

 “My son. Will you go on traveling with me? Tomorrow we will leave the territory of the Demak Sultanate together with several royal escorts, “asked Raden Made Pandan to his son.

 “Where are we going, Father?” Said Raden Pandanarang curious.

 “We will go to the west. There we will spread Islam. That said, I heard that the land in the area is very fertile. Prepare yourself, my son, “said Raden Made Pandan as he patted his son’s shoulder. read more

Legend of Bojonegoro Regency

Legend of Bojonegoro Regency

Legend of Bojonegoro Regency

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Legend of Bojonegoro Regency

 Long time ago in the northern of Mount Kendeng, there was a kingdom called Malowopati Kingdom. The kingdom  was ruled by Prabu Anglingdarma. He was a wise and rich king. His face was handsome. He liked to meditate and wander in search of enlightenment of the soul. No wonder if he was as a king who was respected by friends and opponents because of his strength and supernatural powers. Prabu Anglingdarma was also blessed with the gift to understand and know the language of all animals. (Also read : History of Blitar City)

When Anglingdarma was young, he loved to wander. Many countries have been visited. All that he did to add insight, knowledge, and life experiences.

“I will not take a wife except the incarnation of Dewi Widowati,” he said to himself. Anglingdarma continued to wander, following his heart.

One day, he met a beautiful girl wearing a purple silk scarf, velvet flower, and silk kebaya.

“Hi, What’s your name?” Anglingdarma asked. read more

Legend of Jombang

Legend of Jombang

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Legend of Jombang

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Legend of Jombang

 Jombang Regency is located in the heart of East Java province. The distance between Jombang and Surabaya is about 76,2 km. Jombang Regency is naturally bordered by Mojokerto, Lamongan, Nganjuk, and Kediri Regencies. (Also read : Legend of Lipan Lake)

 The origin of the occurrence of Jombang Regency is inseparable from the fight legend of Kebo Kicak and Surontanu. The fight area of the two powerful humans is believed to be an area that we now know as Jombang. There are many versions of the legend circulating in the community that tell the story of Kebo Kicak. 

 One of the legends circulating in the stories from mouth to mouth stated that Kebo Kicak was a knight figure and dared to tear apart the Majapahit Kingdom to find his biological father named Patih Pangulang Jagad. After Kebo Kicak met to Patih Pangulang Jagad, the father proposed a condition that Kebo Kicak shown proof that he really was his child. Proofing was done by lifting a black stone on the Brantas river so that Kebo Kicak had to fight with Bajul Ijo. After successfully proving that he was the biological son of Patih Pangulang Jagad, then Kebo Kicak was authorized to become the ruler of the West. (Also read other article at : Allah Sees All My Deeds) read more

Legend of Baturraden

Legend of Baturraden

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Legend of Baturraden

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Legend of Baturraden

 Once upon a time in the kingdom of Central Java, there lived a poor boy. His name was Suta. Although he was poor, but he was very kind and faithful. Meanwhile, the kingdom was ruled by a kind king. The king of the kingdom was kind and he had a beautiful daughter who he loved so much. The king also had great horses that they had to be taken care, so he ordered Suta to be a servant to take care of them intensively. (Also read : The Origin Snails Climb up Grass)

 Suta was a good servant, he did a great duty for king’s horses and the king apreciated his great duty. His duty was to look after the king’s horses, gave them food, cleaned the horses and their mews. Suta liked to take a walk after doing his chores to relax for awile.

 One day, when Suta was walking near a lake after doing his duty, he heard a woman screaming in fear. So, Suta immediately ran to find the source of the scream. Finally, he found a girl there, who leter figured out as king’s daughter. He saw the king’s daughter in danger. There was a giant snake would attack her. read more

Legend of Lipan Lake

Legend of Lipan Lake

Legend of Lipan Lake

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Legend of Lipan Lake

 Once upon a time in East Kalimantan, there was kingdom of Muara Kaman. The kingdom was ruled by a queen named Ratu Aji Bidara Putih. She was very beautiful so there had been many kings, princes, and nobles who wanted to marry her, but she always rejected. (Also read : Ali Baba and Forty Robbers)

 One day, a large ship from China landed at Muara Kaman. The owner of the ship was a rich prince in China. The purpose of his arrival was to propose Ratu Aji Bidara Putih to be his consort. The Prince brought many luxurious souvenirs of gold. All of that was for Ratu Aji Bidara Putih. While giving souvenirs, they delivered a proposal to Ratu Aji Bidara Putih.

 On that time, the Queen did not immediately refuse. However, she asked for time to think. Then, the messengers returned to the ship. After the messengers left, she called his trustworthy retainer. (Also read other article at : Panorama Senja Indah Menawan)

 “Uncle, I ask you this tonight to investigate the prince of China,” ordered the Queen. read more

Legend of Bandung

Legend of Bandung

Legend of Bandung

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Legend of Bandung

 Once upon a time in the area of Pasundan, on the outskirts of the Citarum River, there was an old man who was famous for having the magic power. His name was Empu Wasesa. He lived with his beautiful daughter named Sekar. (Also read : Legend of Tolire Lake Ternate)

 Besides Sekar, Empu Wisesa had two students. Their names were Jaka and Wira. He found them when they were still babies in a village that was falling apart due to the volcanic eruption of Tangkuban Perahu which until then the lava still often endangered the surrounding area. The two babies were then taken home, treated and taught science by Empu Wisesa.

 Despite having the same teacher, Jaka and Wira had different temperaments. Jaka was handsome, he liked to play and he was good at talking, even though he was smart, but because of his character that made things easy, he was far behind Wira who diligently looked for knowledge and the essence of life.

 These different qualities did not make them both far apart, they were like two brothers who helped each other and shared secrets. But there was one thing they did not express to each other, about their feelings towards Sekar, their teacher’s daughter. read more

Legend of Tolire Lake Ternate

Legend of Tolire Lake Ternate

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Legend of Tolire Lake Ternate

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Legend of Tolire Lake Ternate

 Once upon a time in Ternate, before the formation of Tolire lake, in the exact location of this lake, it was a peace village. The people of the village lived in prosperity and had strong brotherhood, knowing that living in the village was not surprising if all of the villagers knew each other personally. (Also read : Life Journey of Ken Arok)

 Until one day there was an incident that shocked the whole villagers. There happened a father impregnating his own daughter. Inevitably, it made all the villagers angry. All at flat, both of them, the father nor his daughter, were expelled from the village by the residents, fortunately they were not seduced by the masses.

 Forced and felt ashamed, both of them left the village. When they stepped away from the village, suddenly a strange event occurred. The place where they (father and his daughter) stood immediately split due to a massive earthquake that happened suddenly. The Ruler of Nature turned out to be angry and punished the father, his daughter, and the people of the village into two lakes, they were large lake and smaller one. The large lake which was later called Tolire Besar (lamo) which it depicted the father. Another smaller lake was called Tolire Kecil (ici) that it reflected the daughter. (Also read other article at : Teacher Unsung Hero) read more

Legend Of Penyusuk Beach

Legend Of Penyusuk Beach

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Legend Of Penyusuk Beach

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Legend Of Penyusuk Beach

 Once upon a time, there were a king and his queen who lived in the kingdom of Belinyu. They lived happily. All the royal people loved them because they ruled their kingdom wisely.  But unfortunately, they had not been blessed with children. That’s why the King and the queen really hoped to get a child as the successor to the royal throne. Until one night, the queen had a dream of meeting a turtle. It said that the queen would have a baby.  (Also read : THE LEGEND OF REOG PONOROGO)

 “O, Queen, don’t be sad. You have to be happy because soon you will have a daughter. If your baby is born, give this Komala necklace to your child, “said the Turtle.

 The queen was very happy to hear the news. She also received the turtle gift necklace with flowers. Then she woke up from her dream and found the Komala Necklace in her hand. She then told her dream to the King. The king was very happy to hear it. They are very happy because the long wait to have a child would finally come true. read more

The Legend of Situ Bagendit

The Legend of Situ Bagendit

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The Legend of Situ Bagendit

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The Legend of Situ Bagendit

 Once upon a time, there lived a rich widow named Nyai Bagendit. She was the richest person in the village. She had a very big house filled with a lot of jewelry. She also had many servants working for her. Nyai Bagendit was also known for her bad attitude. However, she did not like to help others Whenever the villagers needed some money, they borrowed the money from her. However, when they returned it, the villagers had to pay double. If they were not able to return the debt, Nyai Bagedit would ask her servants to take the villagers belongings. Nyai Bagendit also hated beggars. She thought that beggars were lazy people. She never felt sorry to any beggars coming to her house. (Also read : Prince and Little Mouse )

 One day, an old woman beggar came to Nyai Bagendit’s house and asked for some money and some food. Of course, she immediately refused to give the money or the food.

 “Go away! You are really lazy old woman! Go out of my house!” read more

Kinds of Narrative Text

Kinds of Narrative Text

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Kinds of Narrative Text

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Kinds of Narrative Text

 After discussing definition, generic structure and language feature of Narrative Text in previous post, now we want to continue discussing about Narrative Text. In this case we want to discuss about some Kinds Text of Narrative, they are:

1. Myth

 A traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people.  A story of great but unknown age which originally embodied a belief regarding some fact or phenomenon of experience, and in which often the forces of nature and of the soul are personified; an ancient legend of a god, a hero, the origin of a race, etc.; a wonder story of prehistoric origin; a popular fable which is, or has been, received as historical. (Also read : Banana Tree an Example of Report Text

Example of Myth :

  • The Story of Batara Kala Swallowed Sun
  • The Myth Of Malin Kundang

2. Legends

 Legends also stories that have been made, but they are different from the myth. myth reply questions about the workings of nature, and is set in a time long ago, before written history. Legend of the people and the actions or deeds. People are living in a more recent and is mentioned in history. Stories submitted for the purpose and is based on the facts, but they do not really exist. (Also read other article at : My Weakness in the Dark) read more