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Indonesian folklore.

Sakera was a prominent fighter who was born in the village Raci City Bangil, Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia. He fought against Dutch colonial rule at the beginning of the 19th century. Sakera is a local hero against Dutch colonialists in the sugar cane Kancil Mas Bangil. The legend of bloody hero Bangil is very popular in East Javaand Madura primarily in Pasuruan.
The original name Sakera is named Sadiman. Sakera worked as a foreman at a sugar plantation sugar mill owned by Mas Bangil deer. He is known as a foreman who is kind and very concerned about the welfare of the workers until nicknamed Mr. Sakera (Sakera in Kawi language is helpful, friendly / have lots of friends). One day after the season is finished milling, sugar factory requires a lot of new land for planting sugarcane. Because the interests of the ambitious leader of the Dutch company wants to purchase plantation which area-wide with a very low price. With a sly way, the Dutch village officials ordered Apex to be able to provide new land for the company for a short time and cheaply, and with the lure of wealth and riches to strip Apex willing to fulfill that desire. Apex village officials to use violent means to the people in pursuit of land for the company.

Seeing this injustice, Sakera try to always defend the people and many, many times the effort failed Apex village officials. Apex village officials reported the matter to the leader of the company. Business leaders angry and sent his deputy Mark to kill Sakera. One day at the plantation worker is resting, Mark got angry and punish the workers as well as challenging Sakera. Sakera who received a report this angry and kill Mark and his bodyguard in the garden cane. Since then Sakera been wanted by the Dutch police. One time when Sakera visiting his mother’s house, where he was beaten by village officials and police ApexNetherlands. Because his mother was threatened with death, Sakera finally gave up and went to prison Bangil.

Torture for the sake of torture by police dutch to Sakera every day. imprisoned during Sakera always miss with family at his home, Sakera have a very beautiful wife and a nephew named Marlena named Brodin. In contrast to the high-minded Sakera, Brodin is a mischievous boy who likes to gamble and furtively eyeing Sakera wife, Marlena. Brodin many times trying to get close to Marlena. When Sakera is in jail, Brodin affair with Marlena.

When the news reached the ears Sakera, Sakera angry and escaped from prison. Brodin was killed Sakera. Then Mr. Sakera take revenge for consecutive, starting with village officials Apex was killed, followed by eliminating the estate bigwigs who blackmail the people. Even the police chief Bangil was cut down by hand with his trademark weapon ’sickle’ when trying to catch Sakera. With a cunning way Dutch police also came close friend Sakera, who called Mr. Aziz to find weaknesses Sakera. With the lure of wealth will be rewarded by the Dutch Government in Bangil Aziz Sakera trap by holding a traditional arts degree ‘Tayuban’. Sakera really like the show ‘Tayuban’, finally Sakera trapped and paralyzed by a blow bamboo knowledge lear. The Dutch again captured Sakera, and then judged by the Government Bangil. Sakera decided to hang.

Sakera fall hanged. Sakera Bangil hanged in front of the prison and he was buried in Bekacak, Kolursari (the most southern city ofBangil).

Mount Bromo, Joko Seger and Roro Anteng

Mount Bromo, together with Mount Tengger and Mount Semeru, is one of the most beautiful places of interest in East Java. Watching the sun rises from the crest of Mount Bromo is a very exciting experience for the tourists coming to this mountain. To reach the area, which is about 2392 m above sea level, people usually take a bus or a car as far as the village of Ngadisari. From there, a pony ride will take tourists to the rim of the mountain. It is an active volcano, and the people from surrounding areas bring various things as a sacrifice to the fire god, Betoro Bromo. The legend goes as follows:

Hundreds of years ago, during the reign of the last king of MajapahitBrawijaya, one of the King’s wives gave birth to a girl, who was named Roro Anteng. Later this young princess married Joko Seger, who came from a Brahman caste. Because of an unfortunate situation the couple was forced to leave the kingdom. They settled down in the mountain area. They ruled the area and named it “Tengger“, which was derived from the couples’ names: Roro Anteng and Joko Seger.

After several years the region flourished in prosperity, but Roro Anteng and Joko Segerwere unhappy because they did not have a child. Frustrated, they climbed the top of the mountain and prayed night and day hoping that the gods would listen. The prayer was heard and Betoro Bromo promised them many children. However, the couple had to promise that they would sacrifice their youngest child in return.

Roro Anteng gave birth to a child, then another, and another. In the end Roro Anteng andJoko Seger got 25 children. Soon it was time for them to sacrifice the youngest child,Kesuma, but the parents just could not do it. They tried to hide the child, but an eruption happened and Kesuma fell into the crater. There was silence before they heard a voice: “I have to be sacrificed so that you will all stay alive. From now on, you should arrange an annual offering ceremony on the 14th of Kesodo (the twelfth month of Tenggerese calender.”It was Kesuma‘s voice.

Kesuma‘s brothers and sisters held the offering ceremony every year. Instead of a human being, these people collected fruit, vegetables, rice and meat to be offered to the gods. And this has been done generation after generation until today

The legend of Tegal Arum Pasuruan (my house)

Once upon a time, there was a kingdom where its people lived peacefully and never found difficulty to fulfill their daily needs because the king, Jati Pati, governed his people with care and wisdom. Everything they needed were always given by the king for their prosperity and welfare. His people liked him so much.

He had two daughters with similar characters. That is wise , hospitable, and helpful. The older one was Demi Padmi and the younger one was Dewi Arum.

Dewi Padmi was an unfortunate girl because she was sick. The disease was hard to be healed. Her parents did everything, but failed. The diseases wa given by Mak Bayong, an ugly evil witch. Dewi Padmi would be healthy if the king gave Dewi Arum to the witch. She wanted her because Dewi Arum was protected by the power of God.

There was a saying ” the one that could kill the witch is Dewi Arum”. She didnt want it happen.

One night the witch came to the palace and appeared in front of the   King Jati Pati’s bedroom window.  She said “ Hiiiiii hi hii hi Jati Pati. I want to remind you the next full moon,  you should submit your last child. Unless I will kill Dewi Padmi and your people. “

The King was afraid and said ”Please heal my daughter and get away from my younger daughter. Take my Kingdom if you want. ”

The Witch Replied “ Hi …hi I dont need your  Kingdom, Foolish King! I just need your youngest dauhter and I become the King of the Darkness. Dont forget! Next Month Full moon!” Then the wicth dissapeared in the dark night.

The king could not sleep thinking of how he could handle this matter. He was in dilema. He loved both of his daughters. He could not give her daughter  to free another daughter. After that night he looked so upset.

Dewi Arum  Asked ” Why you look so pale and sad, father? Anything that I can help? “

The question broke the King’s thought. He could not say a word. He didn’t want to hurt his daughter feeling. So he just kept silent.

“Father, tell me? Why are you dissapointed? “ Dewi arum urged her father.

“Last..last night the witch came by, She reminded me to give you if we want Padmi to be healthy again. I can’t do that because I love both of you.” The king said in a sad voice.

Then Dewi Arum said ”Father, if it is the God destiny, I am ready to sacrifice. If I must die, it is the God willingness.

“No my daughter. I can sacrifice myself but not you and your sister,” said the King

“ Believe me father. If it is good for the people, The God will help us” Dewi Arum replied.

The king burst into tears. They hugged so tightly like nothing could separate them.


Day passed so speedily. When the night came, the King and his people were very frightened. It was the fullmoon and the King had to give Dewi Arum. The witch came and the people tried to haul the evil but they are too weak to fight.

“ Hi hi hi hi…………The evil witch’s sound frightened the King and his people. “ Hii hii hii …..the foolish King. Give me your daughter , Dewi Arum. If you don’t give her to me. I’ll burn down this region. .. hi hi hi hi hi.” Said the witch.

The king was worried and did nothing. But Dewi Arum smiled. She was not afraid at all.

“ father don’t be sad. I approach the God destiny. Be sure, the God will help me” Dewi Arum said.

Not long after that, The witch took Dewi Arum away with her broom. They landed on a garden not far from the palace. The garden was ugly as if there were no life.  The witch then took a sword and was ready to kill Dewi Arum.

“ Dewi Arum, Finally I could get you. The God was false to create you smart and powerful. I can beat you hi hi hi hi. What is your last word!”

“ I just want to say. I die not because of you but it is God’s destiny. He decided everything“ Dewi Arum said bravely.

“ Go to hell with your god. I don’t believe in God. Don’t say about that in front of me hi hi hi….”

Then the witch swung her sword to Dewi Arum’s neck. Blood splashed everywhere. The flower sprang all over the garden. They were very fragrant. The witch could not stand the fragrant.

“ Help … help me I can’t stand with this fragrance. I cant breath ……” The witch screamed and then she died.

From this fragrance came out Dewi Arum. She was saved by the God. Then she went back to the palace . The King, Dewi Padmi and the people were happy to see her home savely.


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