THE LEGEND OF NYI RORO KIDUL

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Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess named Kadita. Because of her beauty
she was called Dewi Srengenge which mean The beautiful sun. Her father was King
Munding Wangi. Although he had a beautiful daughter he always unhappy because he
always expected to have a son. The King decided to merry Dewi Mutiara, and he had a
son from her. He was very happy. Dewi Mutiara wanted her son to become a king in the
future so she must make sure for it. Dewi mutiara came to the king and asked him to
send away his daughter. Of course, the king did not agree. "It is ridiculous, I will not
allow any body doing such cruel thing to my daughter", said King Munding Wangi. When
she heard the answer, Dewi mutiara smiled and said a sweet thing until the king has not
anger anymore. However, she kept her bad intention deep in her heart.


In the morning before the sun raised, Dewi Mutiara sent her maid to call a black
magician. She wanted the black magician to curse Kadita, her step daughter. " I want
her beautiful body full with scabies and itch. If you succeeded I will reward you with the
present you never thought before". The black magician did the queen order, in the night
Kadita body has been full with scabies and itch. When She waked up , she found her
body was smell stinky and have a ulcer all over her body. The beautiful princess cried
and did not know what to do.


When The King heard he was very sad, he invited many physician to cure her daughter
illness. Day by the day nobody could cure her daughter. He realized that her daughter
illness it was not a ordinary illness someone must send a curse or magic spell. His
problem became more difficult when the Queen Dewi Mutiara forced him to send away
her daughter. "Your daughter will bring a bad luck to whole country, said Dewi Mutiara.
The king did not want her daughter become a bad rumour in whole country. Finally he
must    agree     to   send     her    only    daughter     to   leave    the    country.
The poor princess went alone, she didn't know to where she should go. She almost
could not cry anymore. She had a nobble heart. She did not have any bad feeling with
her step mother, instead she always asked the God to accompany her passed her
suffer.


Almost seven day and seven night she has walked until she came to south ocean. She
looked at the ocean. It was so clean and clear, unlike other ocean which have a blue or
green colour. She jumped onto the water and swim. Suddenly when the south ocean
water touched her skin there was a miracle happened. Her ulcer has gone and there
was no sign that she has ever had a scabies or itch. Even more she became more
beautiful than before. Not only that she has a power to command whole of the south
ocean. Now she became a fairy called Nyi Roro Kidul or The Queen of South Ocean
who                                     lived                                   forever.


This is the most spectacular legend until now in the modern life even when you read this
story, many people from Indonesia or from other country has admitted that they have
met the beautiful fairy queen wear a traditional dress of Java. One of the famous beach
hotel has made a suit room specially for her.

				
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