Akan dikisahkan tentang Legenda Rawa Pening dalam bahasa inggris dimana Rawa Pening terletak di Ungaran, Taman wisata Rawa Pening berada di 4 kecamatan, yakni Ambarawa, Tuntang, Bawen dan Banyubiru di Semarang. Untuk dapat masuk ke obyek wisata ini, pengunjung dapat masuk melalui jalan Raya Semarang Salatiga, maupun jalan raya Salatiga-Ambarawa Kabupaten Semarang. Keindahan Rawa Pening ini dapat dinikmati pada saat pagi hari, karena tempat wisata Rawa Pening ini menawarkan keindahan danau pada waktu pagi. Rawa Pening memiliki legenda tersendiri seperti danau lain yang akan kit abaca dari legenda rawa pening dalam bahasa inggris. Berikut cerita legenda Rawa Pening.
The Legend Of Rawa Pening
Once upon a time in old Java there was a village. Pening was its name. Pening was a prosperous village. The land was fertile and the weather was always good all year round. It was on the slope of Mount Merbabu so the climate was cool. People made their living by cultivating rice, vegetables and fruits. The harvest was always satisfying. So all of them lived a happy life. That’s why once a year they held a ceremony called ‘Bersih desa’. It was a kind of thanks giving day. It was a day when they express their thankfulness to God for a successful harvest. They would clean their village and then they would pray together. At night they would have a dinner together and held teater performances.
One day after a succesful harvest they would celebrate it. That time they wanted something special. They wanted more meat for dinner. So they went hunting in a wood. Just outside of the village there was a wood where there were many animals like deer, buffalo, mouse deer, lamb and many other. But that day there was no animal at all. Animals were nowhere to be seen. They had searched every inch of the wood but still their effort were in vain. When it was almost dark, they were very tired so they took a rest. They sat on something that look like a rock and a big root. Everybody was silent because they were exhausted and disappointed.
Then suddenly someone chopped the big root with his sword to relief his disappointment. Amazingly there was blood coming out of the root. They were surprised. Someone tried to chop it deeper. He found meat ! So they chopped more and more. After their bags were full of meat they were satisfied. Then they went home happily.
That night the people of Pening were preparing a big dinner. They wanted a special dinner with the meat they got from the wood. Just as they were preparing dinner, a boy came to the village. He looked poor. He begged food to some people. But they refused. Someone said :
‘We are preparing dinner. You may come to our dinner tonight. But not now’.
‘But I am very hungry, please’.
‘Just come here tonight’.
But then there was an old widow who took care of him. She was just a poor widow. She gave him food and shelter.
‘You may take a rest here. Join us tonight for dinner’.
‘Thank you very much. You are very kind to me. You are the only one who helped me. That’s why I will save you. Tonight there will be a great event here’.
‘Yes, there will be a great party’.
‘No, I mean something special’
‘What do you mean?’
‘I cannot say now. But listen to me. Prepare a boat for you’
‘Why? What will happen?’
‘Just do as I say’
‘Please tell me what will happen?’
‘OK, you are very kind to me so I will tell you but please promise me you won’t tell anyone’.
‘OK, I promise’
‘I am Naga Baru Klinting. I am a dragon. I was meditating in the slope of Mount Merbabu when your people hurt me. They hurt me by chopping my body. Now they are preparing dinner with meat from my body. So I will take my revenge tonight, but I will save you. Prepare a boat for you’.
‘Oh, please don’t do that. Forgive my people’
‘Whatever will be , will be. Good bye’.
Then the boy left. Just before the dinner began at the village hall some boys were playing in the yard. Suddenly a boy came to them.
‘Hi guys a have a game for you’
Then he held a small bamboo and attached it to the ground.
‘If you can pull it, I will give you a special present’
‘Oh, that’s very easy’, a boy said.
He tried to pull it but it was very strong so he could not pull it. Another boy tried but he also failed. Everybody failed. Then this game drew adult’s attention. One by one they tried to pull but all of them could not make it. When many people gathered then the boy said.
‘O people of Pening. I am Naga Baru Klinting. I am a dragon. I was meditating in the slope of mount Merbabu when you chopped me. Now I will take my revenge. Enjoy your party’.
Then he pulled the bamboo. Amazingly, water poured from the ground. The water immediately flooded the village. Finally the whole village sank under water. They were all drowned and died in the lake. There was only one survivor. The poor old widow. She had prepared a simple boat so she could survive. Since then on the lake is called Rawa Pening. Rawa means lake in Javanese and Indonesian language. Today the lake is located in the province of central Java, Indonesia.
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