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Bawang Merah and Bawang Putih (Folklore from Central Java)

BAWANG Putih lived with her stepmother and her stepsister, Bawang Merah.Bawang Putih’s mother died when she was a baby. Her father remarried another woman and later her step sister was born.   Unfortunately, not long after that her father died. Since then, Bawang Putih’s life so sad. Her stepmother and her step sister treated Bawang Putih… Continue reading Bawang Merah and Bawang Putih (Folklore from Central Java)

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The Legend of Banyuwangi (Folklore from East Java)

ONCE upon a time inSindureja Kingdom, KingSidareja was talking to his vice regent, his name wasPatih Sidapaksa. The King asked Patih Sidapaksa to give him the flesh of a young deer.   Patih Sidapaksa took the mission. When he arrived in the jungle, he saw a young deer. He pointed his arrow to the deer. Unfortunately, he missed the target. He ran after… Continue reading The Legend of Banyuwangi (Folklore from East Java)

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Keong Emas (The Golden Snail) (Folklore From Central Java)

PRINCE Raden Putra and Dewi Limaran were husband and wife. They lived in a palace. The Prince Raden Putra’s father was the king of the kingdom. One day, Dewi Limaran was walking around in the palace garden. Suddenly she saw a snail. It was ugly and disgusting. “Yuck!” said Dewi Limaran and then she threw… Continue reading Keong Emas (The Golden Snail) (Folklore From Central Java)

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Dwijeswara and The Crab, Fable from Central Java (The story originally from India)

There was a brahmin named Dwijeswara. He was known to be very wise.  Dwijeswara was praying on the mountain and met a crab named Astapada. The crab perhaps lost and reached the top of the mountain in a state of exhaustion and thirst. It touched Dwijeswara’s heart while seeing a creature in distress and confusion. Dwijeswara put the crab inside… Continue reading Dwijeswara and The Crab, Fable from Central Java (The story originally from India)