Have you ever heard about Nyi Roro Kidul ? That’s the Famous legend folklore from West Java, Indonesia.
Long time ago, there was a Padjajaran Kingdom. It had a handsome king named Prabu Siliwangi. He had a beautiful queen, daughter, and also harems. His daughter named Dewi Kadita.
The beauty of the queen and Dewi Kadita made all of the harems were jealous. One night, all the harems gathered to make conspiracy against Dewi kadita and her mother. The harems decided to use black magic to make their body filthy and also curse them to be so ugly and disgusting.
Prabu Siliwangi turned out very angry and disappointed when he found that his queen and daughter became so ugly and disgusting. He was convinced by his harems that they were having the uncured disease and they will bring bad luck for the palace. Prabu Siliwangi was influenced by what the harems said and then he told them to sweep out queen and Dewi Kadita from the palace.
Dewi Kadita, and her mother wandered around in sorrows. She was very upset with her father. She got more upset when her mother and she came by to every places they visited the people weren’t friendly and welcomed them. This circumstance made Dewi Kadita’s mother depressed and passed away, she left Dewi Kadita in deep sorrows.
Dewi Kadita walked in her deep sorrows until she reached the southern shore (the shore of Indian Ocean). She sat above a rock in a stove shape and fell asleep. When she was sleeping, she had a vision that she must jump to the ocean to help herself out of the curse. Once she woke up, without second thought, Dewi Kadita jumped into the ocean. Immediately, she returned into a beautiful lady as she was. But then she realized that she was not human anymore, yet she turned -into a supernatural form of life. Since then, she ruled all the creatures in the southern coasts of Java Island and she was known as Nyi Roro Kidul.