Indonesia have different kinds of folktales.Since we have Folktale story telling and making in English class. In this Page there will only be 1 folktale. From Sumatra.
the folktale of banta seeding is a folktale form ACEH, SUMATRA. I HAVE TOLD THIS STORY DURING ENGLISH TO MY CLASSMATES AND THE GRADE 3 STUDENTS.
Banta Seudang, a folktale from Sumatra
One day there lived a King and a Queen who lived in a kingdom in Aceh. They were happy but they don't have a child. One day, the queen gave birth to a son and named him Banta. A few years later, the king got really ill and turned blind. He was so desperate and afraid that his people will abandon him. Without thinking twice, the king gave his right as a king to his brother. Turns out he is wicked and kicked the king's family out of the palace to a villager house.
The king was very upset and disappointed. Years later Banta grew older and stronger. One day he asked his parents "mother, father, can i go to the forest to find a cure for father"? The king said yes. Banta started his journey in the forest. There he followed a saint in his prayer. The saint told him to get bangkawali flower. Banta found a beautiful garden where he saw the bangkawali flower.
He stayed with the garden owner, Mak Toyo for a few days. Mak Toyo told him that there are 7 magical princesses who always bathe in the river. Banta was curious and went to the river. He saw one princess and fell in love with her.
He took her sleeve and ran away without the princesses knowing. After they're done bathing, this princess couldn't find her sleeve and can't go home. Her sisters can't do anything about it although they were so sad. Since the princess can't go home, she stayed with mak Toyo and Banta. They were close and Banta decided to bring her home. He brought the bangkawali flower and the princess home. His after was so happy and wasn't blind anymore. Banta married the princess and became king.