Impossible the Sun in Pail

Impossible the Sun in Pail

Impossible the Sun in Pail

Impossible the Sun in Pail

        One more story about Impossible the sun in pail. It is the story about the smartness of Abunawas. Because of his smartness, Harun Al-Rasyid (the king of Baghdad) used to try for testing him many quizzes. One of the quizzes was shown as below. (also read : Story of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp)

        One day The King Harun Al-Rasyid gave another quiz. In this case, he wanted to give an impossible task to Abunawas.

        “Abunawas, as we know in this summer the sun is very hot. If you can wrap the sun, you’ll help all people so I’ll give reward to you.” Said King Harun Al-Rasyid.

        Then the King said again, “I want you to wrap the sun by tomorrow. Are you ready?”

        Abu was just silent of what the king said. However, he could not refuse the order of the king. He looked confused.

       “What time will you take the order, Abu?” asked the king. Abunawas was still silent.

        “What time will you take the order, Abunawas?” The king repeated the question. read more

The Legend of Batara Kala

The Legend of Batara Kala

       The Legend of Batara Kala. This is one of the legend that is commonly told in Java. It is actually just a myth that People especially from some villages in Java believe that an eclipse happens when the sun or the moon is swallowed by Batara Kala, an evil giant. The story says that although Batara Kala is not one of the gods in heaven, but he is very powerful. And how is the story of the sun or the moon swallowed by Batara Kala? The following text is the story.

        Once upon a time there was an evil giant. He was called Batara Kala. He was not one of the gods in heaven, but he was very powerful. He liked to kill people, especially children as his food. The children who were able to be his food were the single child, five pandawa (they all were sons or they all were daughters) and Genthono-genthini (two children who were a son and a daughter, the daughter would be eaten). Batara Kala’s hair was made form fire. Everybody was frightened of him.

       One day, the chief of gods, Batara Guru, invited all the gods and goddesses to the paradise. He invited them to distribute “Tirta Amerta Sari”, the sacred water from paradise. Anyone who drank the water would live forever since they would never die. read more