The History of Batu Golog

 

Many of you might have never heard about Batu Golog. In the Indonesian language, this words might mean the stone of machete. As an addition to that, this stone is the main source of the naming of some areas where the event took place. As the beginning, a long time ago, there was a couple named Inaq Lembain as the wife and Amaq Lembain as the husband. Both of them are working as a servant for all of the farmers who might need their help, especially for pounding the rice.

 

One day, Inaq Lembain as the wife and two of her sons were going to the nearest village to offer their services. Since that time is the harvest time, then there must be a lot of people who need their help to pound the rice to be ready to cook. The story of Batu Golog started when the wife offered a work to pound the rice and her kids were sitting on the top of a big stone. When they are playing on the top of the stone, slowly the height of the stone is increasing. They told their mother that the height of the stone is increasing, but their mother was still working on the pound.

 

Soon after that, they both went to the sky and screaming loudly until their mother look at the back and realized that her kids were gone to the sky. While crying, she prayed and hoped that she can get her kids back. Suddenly, the belts that she wore had the kind of power to destroy the Batu Golog. She took the belt and slashed the stone into three parts. The first part caused a trembling for a village so that the village is named Gembong, which means tremble. The second part fell into a village and many villagers saw the stone and gave Dasan Batu as the name of the village. The last one caused a lot of noise and made the village where the stone fell named Montong Teker.

 

Unfortunately, even after that happened, the wife still could not find her kids. That is because her kids had turned into two different birds named Kekuwo and Kelik. Since both of those birds are believed to be born because of the Batu Golog, those birds do not breed using the eggs. Believe it or not, but that is the truth about the history behind this stone.

 

 


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