By W.H. Rassers
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Even the domestication of these animals, which are so important for agriculture, is, albeit indirectly, a result of the suffering of the mother of the left phratry. So this myth, also, it appears, is open to the interpretation which fitted the lakon Sri Mahapunggung, often even down to its details; and here also we found again the main features of the Javanese cosmogony in a more or less regular context. The fact that among the Javanese dramas there are a few which, because of their content, are particularly suited for performance at agrarian ceremonies is now no longer surprising, and gives us no cause to regard these dramas a~ being essentially different from the other plays.
He has heard that Kalagumarang has been changed into a pig and cannot return to heaven. Once more he presses Tisnawati to allow herself to be united with him, but she refuses. Then he takes her by force and carries her to his sleeping quarters. Tisnawati dies. The god Guru is very distressed; he sends for Kanekaputra and commands him to take her body to the earth, to Me~9angkamulan; there he is to cut down and burn part of the forest and bury the corpse. This is done. After some time a coconut palm proceeds from Tisnawati's head, from the genitals, rice, from the palms of her hands, banana, from her teeth, maize.
Meanwhile the rumour spreads around that that evening there will be a "dolanan nini Towong" at the house of Mr. X; and soon girls come flocking in from all quarters and gather in the compound of Mr. X. " 38 When they get there one of the old women says: "Bok penganten! ) I invite you to come with us to yonder "Jatar" to play with the girls. e. " (Inggris, p. 148). e. : "I pick up a child with scabies to make it dance". (lnggris, p. 148). e. "Let us go and throw the child away I" - 33 ON THE MEANING OF JAVANESE DRAMA especially medicines, are pounded on a rubbing-stone) is put ready.
Pañji, The Culture Hero: A Structural Study of Religion in Java by W.H. Rassers