Mysteries of the Magical Kingdom of the South Sea Queen

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Nyai Roro Kidul has many different names, which reflect a variety of stories about their origins in many scenes, legends, myths, and folklore. Other names are Ratu Laut Selatan or Ratu Pantai Selatan, the ruler of the sea area in the south of Java or the Indian Ocean and in the Javanese language is called Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Kidul. Many Javanese believe that it is important to use honorific language when referring to him, such as Nyai, Kangjeng, and Gusti. The person who called him also called him Grandma (grandmother). In the form of a mermaid, she is referred to as Nyi Blorong.

Nyai Roro Kidul is often described as a mermaid who has a fish tail and the lower body of a snake. This mythological creature can take a person's soul to become a slave in the demon kingdom they lead.

Sometimes Nyai Roro Kidul is literally interpreted as a dragon. There are allegations that Nyi Roro Kidul is a princess of the Kingdom of Pajajaran who has leprosy.

Even so, the beauty and beauty of Ratu Kidul cannot be matched. This has to do with the beauty of Sundanese and Javanese princesses, and their ability to change forms several times a day. Nyai Roro Kidul, can change nine times a day, surpass all ordinary human abilities, and become famous for her beauty.

Nyai Roro Kidul controls the Indian Ocean sea waves. Sometimes he is referred to as the spiritual queen or wife of the Susuhunan Solo / Surakarta and the Sultan of Yogyakarta associated with the axis of the South Merapi Sea Palace in the Sultanate of Solo and the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. Specifically, the sea-green color or gadhung m'lathi in Javanese, he said, is prohibited from being used along the southern coast of Java.

Origin and history

It is not known exactly how Nyai Roro Kidul is known in Javanese history. At that time Panembahan Senopati (1586-1601 AD), founder of the Sultanate of Mataram, and his grandson Sultan Agung (1613-1645 AD) who named Kanjeng Ratu Kidul as their bride in Babad Tanah Jawi (Javanese creation story).

One native Sundanese tells the story of Dewi Kadita from the Kingdom of Pajajaran, in West Java, who desperately sought the South Sea after black magic fell on her. He jumped into the waves of the Indian Ocean where spirits and demons crowned the girl the spirit of the Queen of the South Sea.

While other Sundanese says how Banyoe Bening (meaning clear water) became Queen of the Kingdom of Kojojo Djojo and, suffering from leprosy, went south where he was carried by large waves and disappeared into the Southern Ocean.

A very complicated story happened about Ajar Cemara Tunggal (Adjar Tjemara Toenggal) on the mountain of Kombang in the Kingdom of Pajajaran. She is a magic person who is actually a great aunt from Raden Joko Susuruh. He told him to go east of Java to find a kingdom where the Maja tree had only one fruit whose fruit was bitter, pait in Javanese, and his kingdom was named Majapahit. Cemara Tunggal will marry the founder of Majapahit and descendants in the first line, to assist in all of that. He asked for help from the spirits of the southern queen, after that he would rule over spirits, demons and all spirits. All of these are the myths of Nyai Roro Kidul from Sunda, West Java.

Nyi Roro Kidul and Ir. Sukarno


The greatness of Engineer Sukarno as a proclaimer who succeeded in liberating Indonesia, no doubt raised allegations of how he could be so. The Javanese believe that Soekarno had supernatural powers that came from his talisman, the amulet used on his ring finger. The talisman is a pomegranate mustika, supposedly the talisman mysteriously disappeared causing Ir. Sukarno lost to his political opponents Ir. Suharto.

Ir Soekarno and Nyi Roro Kidul were considered to have a brotherly relationship. In short, Nyi Roro Kidul gave up the ruby heirloom heritage to Sukarno to be able to rule over the human kingdom in Indonesia. However, without the talisman, the southern coast empire was weakened and attacked by another demon kingdom. For that Nyi Roro Kidul took the talisman back. That made Ir. Sukarno became weak and fell ill until finally died and was replaced by Suharto.

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