Calon Arang

Calon Arang was a widow of Girah who gave birth to a daughter in the jungle. Her daughter up to be the famed beauty Ratna Menggali. Calon Arang her daughter to marry a prince from Airlangga’s palace. However, no prince along. Infuriated by this, Calon Arang  the art of black magic and practised it against the kingdom, causing many people to die.When the king Airlangga  of the epidemic in Girah, he consulted his high priest, Mpu Bharadah.

The priest then sent his son to Ratna Menggali. Calon Arang was pleased, the curse ended, and the couple wed.Calon Arang inscribed her black magic secret on a lontar (palm leaf book).

One day, her son-in-law  it and gave it to his father. When Calon Arang found out that Mpu Bharadah had learned her secrets, she was furious and declared war upon him. The priest  no choice but toght and, in a deadly struggle, destroyed the widow by casting a spell. Before she …, Calon Arang asked forgiveness. Mpu Bharadah her and showed her the way to heaven.


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