Podcaster: Avivah Yamani

FolkloreTitle: Folklore Series: Kilip and The Moon Princess

Organization: langitselatan

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Description: Today we will bring you a folklore from Indonesia as compiled by langitselatan to introduce astronomy through the story. It is about the Lunar eclipse describe as a giant and a princess by people of Dayak Benuaq tribe in East Borneo.

Bio: Avivah Yamani is an astronomy communicator in langitselatan. An astronomy online media in Indonesia

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This is 365 days of Astronomy. Today we bring you folklore related to astronomy from Indonesia compiled by langitselatan to introduce a story related to the sky or astronomy event.

This is a story of “Kilip and The Moon Princess” from dayak Benuaq tribe in East Borneo. Dayak Benuaq tribes can be found in the area around the River Kedang Pahu in the interior of East Borneo and in the lake Jempang. In this story, people in Dayak Benuaq believe that Lunar Eclipse occured when Giant Ruha try to absorb the light of the moon princess. And the eclipse end when the Princess release by Giant Ruha after Kilip’s sound of music hurts him.

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