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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 3Eyed Bear on July 14, 2009 at 2:12am
it's... beautiful! I love you bring some roots with your design. It makes the world a smaller place (do I sound like the late M. Jackson? I guess I do) :)
Comment by galih sogegreen ip on July 14, 2009 at 1:40am
great sir !
is awesome !!
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Comment by Natasha on July 14, 2009 at 1:31am
WOW this is awesome. Very unique and beautiful papercraft :)

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