The Narrative Of Javanese Mithology In The Babad Demak

Saputro, W H and Widodo, S T E (2020) The Narrative Of Javanese Mithology In The Babad Demak. In: BASA 2019, 20-21 September 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia.

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Abstract

The inner life of Javanese people is summarized in the concept of Javanese cosmology which believes in a God. In addition, there is also a belief in other forces in natural elements, both physical and non-physical. Matters relating to the physical are the visible, while the nonphysical is usually associated with the unseen or invisible but can be felt its existence. Babad Demak is one of the Javanese texts containing mythological narratives, especially those related to the role of Sunan Kalijaga and the entry of Islam in the land of Java. The combination of mythology and Islamic breath in the Babad Demak feels very strong and contains various symbolic meanings. So this research is important to be done to describe the mythological narrative and the symbolic elements contained in it. The data of this research are the text of the Babad Demak. Data collection uses the library method. Data analysis techniques using content analysis. The results of the research obtained a description of mythology about: (1) Determination of the direction of the qibla of the Demak Mosque; (2) Determination of the main pillars of the mosque which are made of lumber; (3) Kyai Kopek’s Keris; (4) Syeh Malaya meet Maulana Magribi; (5) the history of Syeh Siti Jenar; and (6) Sunan Kalijaga's supernatural powers test.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: javanese mythology babad demak islam and sunan kalijaga
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2021 14:32
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2021 14:32
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/1902

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