Sangkuriang (The Legend of Tangkuban Perahu)

Sangkuriang The Legend of Tanngkuban Perahu

        Sangkuriang (The Legend of Tangkuban Perahu). Once upon a time in West Java, Indonesia, lived a princess named Dayang Sumbi. She was beautiful and kind-hearted. Her hobby was weaving cloth. But sometimes she could be very lazy. One day her weaving tool fell but she was too lazy to get it herself. She shouted out, “Can anybody help me get my tool? If you are a female, I will take you as my sister. If you are a male, I will marry you!”

       A male creature came, but it was a dog. His name was Tumang. He happily brought her the tool to her. Dayang Sumbi was very surprised but she kept her promise. She married the dog. Tumang was actually a man who had been cursed by a witch to become a dog. But at certain times Tumang could turn back to be a normal man. Their only son, Sangkuriang, was soon born, and he grew up to be a handsome and healthy boy. He always played with his very loyal dog, Tumang. He did not know that he was actually his father, because Dayang Sumbi hid the secret from him. Sangkuriang liked to hunt in the woods, of course with Tumang. read more

Jaka Tarub and the Seven Nymphs

Jaka Tarub and the Seven Nymphs

Jaka Tarub and the Seven Nymphs

Jaka Tarub and the Seven Nymphs

      Once upon a time, there lived a widow in the village near the forest. She had a handsome and dashing son. Her son’s name was Joko Tarub. They lived in small hut. Days by days they cultivated their rice field and her son looked for fire woods in the forest. (Also read : Story of Javanese Letters)

       One day, when he looked for fire woods, he heard the sound of some girls laughing. As the place is deep inside the forest, Jaka Tarub wondered why there were girls there. Slowly he followed the sound and arrived at a small pond. By peeping trough the bushes, he saw seven beautiful girls taking a bath. He was really amazed by their beauty. After they had finished taking a bath, the girls slowly took their shawls. Amazingly after they wore the shawls, they flew to the sky. They were not humans. They were nymphs.

       After that Jaka Tarub went home. At home, he was very restless. He was still thinking about those seven beautiful girls. (Also read article at : How Busy Day Saturday) read more