Queen Sima is believed to have been the ruler of Kalingga Kingdom in the north of Central Java. The name "Kalingga" might have a relation with India.
It is said that Queen Sima was a very fair, just, and strong queen and her people were extremely honest.
The news about Kalingga arrived even to China, on the age of Tang Dynasty. The Emperor of China sent his envoys to Java to see if it's true.
In front f the envoys, Queen Sima gathered jewels and golds, then put them in a pot. The pot was put on the main street of the town and for three months, the pot stayed there, no one touched it.
One day, the Crown Prince accidentally kicked the pot and it fell to be crushed. The Queen said his son was guilty and he had to be punished.
Fair, strong "Queen Sima" reminds us of the "Queen Sheba" in South Arabia. This story went back to the age of Tang Dinasty(7C-10C) , long after the Queen Sheba's age, but it's possible that the story of Queen Sheba went to Indonesia throught India. BACK
|TANGKUBAN PARAHU||MALIN KUNDANG||THE QUEEN IN SOUHERN SEA||INDONESIAN GHOSTS||MOUNT BROMO||JAYABAYA||CURSED SWORD, KERIS||LORO JONGGRANG|
|LANDORUNDUN||MOUSE DEER AND OTTER'S CHILD||WHY DOESN'T A BEAR HAVE A LONG TAIL?||BIWAR KILLS A DRAGON||FUNERAL CUSTOMS||CARVING MOTIFS||KYAI JEGOD||QUEEN AJI BIDARA PUTIH|
|WANEBAKA, SON OF TUNDE||NYI RORO KIDUL||NAI MANGGALE||POTTALA|