Long time ago in the West Java, lived a woman named Dayang Sumbi. She lived alone and she was thirsting for a husband or a live-friend.
One day when quilting, her quilt fell off from her house. Then she prayed to gods "If a man picks up my quilt, he will be my husband. If a woman, she will be my sister." Then, a male dog picked it up. So Dayang Sumbi got married to the dog, and called him Tumang.
A baby between a woman and an animal
This kind of story appears in various myth around the world. Famous example is Minotaur in Greece who was born from the queen of Crete and a cow. It's said that human beings wanted to get the force of animals.BACK
Marrying to mother
A famous example is Oedipus. He actually got married and had babies with his mother but in this Indonesian story, the mother stayed away from it.BACK
|MALIN KUNDANG||THE QUEEN IN SOUHERN SEA||INDONESIAN GHOSTS||MOUNT BROMO||JAYABAYA||QUEEN SIMA||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|