I still have pictures from my Bali trip which I will post after I sort them out. Here are some of them. The most common barong dance in Bali is lion barong which is the symbol of good spirit. It is probably the most well-known story telling dance. In addition to barong, there are also women and men who dance and play the traditional instrument. The story narrating the fight of good and evil and will end with the final battle between Barong and Rangda (queen of evil), with the victory of barong over rangda. Rangda runs away, the evil is defeated, and the celestial order is restored.
January 17, 2015 at 15:53
Just when will that restoring take place? I’d like to be around to see it. And let me say here now how much I enjoy your artwork.
January 17, 2015 at 21:07
Zdunno03, thank you. 😄
January 17, 2015 at 16:38
Interesting that evil is personified as a woman, given the evil perpetrated by men in the world.
January 17, 2015 at 21:06
Hi Rod, in Balinese mythology, Rangda is a fearful child eating witch. She leads an army of evil witches to fight Barong which is a good spirit. An Yin Yang symbol of good and evil, man versus Woman, I guess.
January 17, 2015 at 23:09
Look forward to more Bali Island photos and mythology : )