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B171 Story: Mantri Koripan and His Son in the Shape of a Pig (3).

Ida Bagus Wayan Gede, active -, 20 works

Painted in Batuan - Dated 2 Dec 1937

ink on paper
Procession--men carrying palanquin with spotted dog in seat. People look-ing over wall.
FILE: TEXTB171\nMantri Koripan Miasa\t(miasa is metapa - to meditate for power)\n(dictated by Ida Bagoes Wajan Gede)\nThe Mantri of Koripan had no children, so he went to the Pura Dalem to pray to have some. And so many kinds of tempting demons (gegodan) came to him to provoke him out of his meditation: Hand-Demon (njek-tangan), Thigh-Demon (njek-poepoe), Frightening-Spirit (andja-andja), [MK says means 'body with no head'], Cannibal-Spirit (?kemangmang), Cutting-Board Spirit (talenan), Knife-Spirit (pengiris), Snake-Spirit (lelipi). [These translations are rather uncertain, but the picture shows most of them, including the cutting board and the knife.] (Picture B172)\nBut he stayed steady (pageh) in his concentration.\nThen a voice came and said, Little one (tjening), Mantri Koripan, what is it that makes you disturb (ngogah) your father?\nOh, god, that there should be someone to take my place in Koripan. (njalah-diinin - to take the place of self, e.g., successor; nimbalin - replacement)\nWell, Since you have been firm in your meditations, now go home, you may have a child.\nJust when they were leaving the Pura Dalem, they saw a boar there (tjeleng), and it startled his wife, who said, Husband! Husband!\n(picture B174)\nMantri Koripan said, Beh, you weren't firm, and now we are in trouble. Well lets go home now, and find out what our misfortune will be.\nNo need to tell a long story, they went back to the palace, and she was already pregnant. After a while she gave birth. But her child looked like a piglet (koetjit), because she had not been firm in her meditation.\nAfter he grew to adulthood, the Pig (kaoeng) said to his mother (Biang):\nMother, now that I am grown, it's time to look for a wife for me. Will you do that for me, Mother?\nPeh! it's like this, little one -- you have the form of a pig (celeng) and it will be very hard for me to find a woman for you. There is your cousin, I Dewa of Daa, who has shared good and bad fortune with me. Well, I'll send the Patih there to ask. If there is good fortune, my child, don't be too happy, and if there is bad fortune, my child, don't be too sad.B171\t\t\t-2-\nSo then the messenger went to Daa to ask for the hand of the daughter in marriage. When he arrived in Daa, the king said,\nIh! you (cai), Patih Koripan, what need brings you here?\nI (titiang) was sent by your older brother, Cokor I Dewa of Koripan, to bring you this letter and these presents. (tampak tangan is a very high word for letter, and makta ubad, means bringing medicines, but here the implication is presents.)\nSo he took the letter, and saw in it about Raden Mantri who looks like a pig, and the question, would they accept him or not. The King of Daa was silent and his face changed. So his daughter, Raden Galoeh Daa, came and asked her What is the matter, mother?\n [The assumption is that both the father and the mother looked at the letter, and both were silent with face changed. They are both intended by the pronouns. Similarly above when the Mantri Koripan goes to the Pura Dalem to pray for a child, only he is mentioned in the text, but the picture shows his wife next to him, praying.]\nYour cousin in Koripan, who looks like a pig, wants you to marry him.\nWith respect, even though that is so he is still my cousin. Even though he's a pig, I'll take him So then the father and the mother grumbled and went out, leaving the daughter alone to talk to the messenger.\nWell, it's like this, Pepatih of Koripan, go back home again. I (icang) will obey my husband (beline).\nSo then the Patih went home again. And when he arrived in Koripan he was questioned: Well, how was it, Patih?\nRespectfully begging your pardon, she is willing to be your wife, Cokor I Dewa.\nSo that was it, and all that had to be done was get ready all the things for the wedding, and to make a sedan-chair. When everything was done they went off, carrying the sedan-chair.\n(B171)\nOn the road they went through the forest that is the boundary of Daa, and the pig jumped down from the sedan-chair (gajot) right in the middle of the forest and headed north-east from the path. There he found three water-fountains, right in the middle of the forest. There he bathed, turning around and around, in one fountain after the other. First the West one and last the East One. When he got to the eastern most fountain he had turned into\na human being.\t\t\t(B173)\nB171\t\t\t\t-3-\nAll his fathers then left and returned to Koripan because Raden Mantri had disappeared, and they had no one to go with. Now that he was a human being, he went on to Daa alone, with no retainers.\nHe went there, and then right to Raden Galoeh Daa. When he arrived Raden Galoeh did not recognize him. (tandroehina - MK says pretended not to recognize, but the dictionary just has not recognize.) Because she was to marry a pig, and this was a human being.\nNo, wife (adi), don't say you don't know me. I am Mantri Koripan. A little while ago I had the form of a pig but now I have the form of a human being. So then he showed her his shedded skin (koelesne), and then she believed him.\nWith respect, if that's so, don't stand below me down there, husband (beli)\nSo then they sent a messenger to Koripan that Raden Mantri was now in DAA, and soon the subjects (panjak) from Koripan came. They came to Daa because their lord had been a pig but was now a man. He showed all his subjects his shedded skin. So now they all knew, and they all returned home to Koripan. There they had the wedding ritual (makerab, masakapan).\n############\nEDITED VERSION\nMantri Koripan Miasa\t(miasa is metapa - to meditate for power)\n(dictated by Ida Bagoes Wajan Gede)\nNOTE: MANTRI here means the son of the King of Koripan, though elsewhere it merely means a high ranking noble.\nThe Mantri of Koripan had no children, so he and his wife went to the Pura Dalem to pray for one. And so many kinds of terifying demons came to him to provoke him to break his meditation: a Hand-Demon, a Thigh-Demon, a Frightening-Spirit, a Cannibal-Spirit, a Cutting-Board Spirit, a Knife-Spirit, and a Snake-Spirit. (Picture B172)\nBut he stayed steady (pageh) in his concentration.\nThen a voice came and said, Little one, Mantri Koripan, why have you come to disturb me?\nOh, god, I pray for a son to take my place in Koripan.\nWell, Since you have been firm in your meditations, go home now,you will have a child.\nBut when they were leaving the Pura Dalem, the couple saw a boar there, and it startled his wife, who cried out, Husband! Husband! (picture B174)\nMantri Koripan said, Oh, you didn't stay firm in your meditations, and now we are in trouble. Well let's go home now, and find out what our misfortune will be.\nNo need to tell a long story, they went back to the palace, and she was already pregnant. After a while she gave birth. But her child was a piglet, because she had not been steadfast in her meditation.\nAfter he grew to adulthood, the Pig said to his mother:\nMother, now that I am grown, it's time to look for a wife for me. Will you do that for me, Mother?\nPeh! it's like this, little one -- you have the form of a pig, so\nit will be very hard for me to find a woman for you. There is your cousin, I Déwa of the Kingdom of Daa, who has shared good and bad fortune with me. Well, I'll send the Patih there to ask. If there is good fortune, my child, don't be too happy, and if there is bad fortune, my child, don't be too sad.\n(Picture B171)\nSo then the messenger went to Daa to ask for the hand of the daughter in marriage. When he arrived in Daa, the King said,\nh! you, Patih Koripan, what brings you here?\nYour humble servant was sent by your older brother, Cokor I Déwa of Koripan, to bring you this letter and these presents.\nSo he took the letter, and read in it about the Radén Mantri who looks like a pig, and the question, would they accept him as the husband of his daughter. The King and Queen of Daa were silent and their faces changed. Their daughter, Raden Galoeh Daa, came and asked What is the matter, mother?\nYour cousin in Koripan, who looks like a pig, wants you to marry him.\nWith respect, even though that is so, he is still my cousin. Even though he's a pig, I'll take him So then the father and the mother grumbled and went out, leaving the daughter alone to talk to the messenger.\nWell, it's like this, Patih of Koripan, go back home again. I will obey my husband.So then the Patih went home again. And when he arrived in Koripan he was questioned: Well, how was it, Patih?\nRespectfully begging your pardon, she is willing to be your wife, Cokor I Déwa.\nSo that was it, and all that had to be done was get ready all the things for the wedding, and to make a sedan-chair. When everything was done they went off to the Kingdom of Daa, carrying the sedan-chair with the pig on it. (Picture B171)\nOn the road they went through the forest that is the boundary of Daa, and the pig jumped down from the sedan-chair right in the middle of the forest and headed north-east from the path. There he found three water-fountains. He bathed, turning around and around, in one fountain after the other. First the west one and last the east one. When he got to the eastern most fountain he had turned into a human being. (Picture B173)\nAll his followers then left and returned to Koripan without him, because Raden Mantri had disappeared, and they had no one to go with. Now that he was a human being, he went on to the Kingdom of Daa alone, with no retainers.\nHe went right to Raden Galoeh Daa. When he arrived Raden Galoeh did not recognize him. Because she was to marry a pig, and this was a human being.\nNo, wife, don't say you don't know me. I am Mantri Koripan. A little while ago I had the form of a pig but now I am a human being. So then he showed her his shedded skin, and then she believed him.\nWith respect, if that's so, don't stand below me down there, husband!\nSo then they sent a messenger to the Kingdom of Koripan that Raden Mantri was now in Daa, and soon his subjects from Koripan came. They came to Daa because their lord had been a pig but was now a man. He showed all his subjects his shedded skin. So now they all knew, and they all returned home to Koripan. There they had the wedding ritual.\n