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Barong is a character in the mythology of Bali. He is the king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good, and enemy of Rangda in the mythological traditions of Bali. Banas Pati Rajah is the fourth "brother" or spirit child that accompanies a child throughout life. Banas Pati Rajah is the spirit which animates Barong. A protector spirit, he is often represented by a lion, and traditional performances of his struggles against Rangda are popular parts of Balinese culture.

The lion barong is one of five traditional Barong. In Bali each region of the island has its own protective spirit for its forests and lands. Each Barong for each region is modeled after a different animal. There is a boar, a tiger, a dragon (or serpent) and the traditional lion. The lion is the popular one as it comes from the Gianyar region where Ubud (the home of tourist viewed ritual) is located. Within the calonarong, the dance drama in which the Barong appears, the barong responds to Rangda's use of magic to control and kill her to restore balance.

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Comment by SalAzad on July 14, 2009 at 8:17pm
Thx All! :D
@ Scott & @ mckibillo : yes that must be cool if i make a book.. i must think twice... it's just about time & cost ... :)

once again... Thank you all.... very very much for all of your supports :) Cheers!
Comment by mckibillo on July 14, 2009 at 7:24pm
awesome.. and I really think you have the beginnings of a book project with these mythological characters.
Comment by Mystery Action on July 14, 2009 at 2:37pm
Very beautiful, I will add this one to my collection. :)
Comment by Jerom on July 14, 2009 at 1:12pm
Really nice design with a lot of details >>>> Love it :)
Comment by Dolly Oblong on July 14, 2009 at 12:10pm
Sal... Barong is absolutely fan-tas-tic!!! terimaaaa kasih banyak for the toy and the story behind it! ^___^
Comment by Scott Schaller on July 14, 2009 at 9:28am
Amazing (as always) and your artwork is fantastic. I love how you are combining papercraft with your cultural heritage and teaching all of us around the world about it. Wouldn't it be cool if you wrote a book about Indonesian spirits and included papertoys for each story, and a stage so children can create settings and maybe do puppet shows about the story. Make it more interactive? I would love to have a book like that.
Comment by JustUs on July 14, 2009 at 9:15am
Love it. Nice to know about other cultures.its beautiful.
Comment by Mr. WalkieTalkie on July 14, 2009 at 8:28am
Comment by Luke 'Glood' on July 14, 2009 at 8:12am
Comment by dyadic on July 14, 2009 at 4:46am

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