BARONG

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Barong is the symbol of health and good fortune, in opposition to the witch.Barong is a panther-like creature and character in the Balinese mythology of Bali, Indonesia. He is the king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good, and enemy of Rangda, the demon queen and mother of all spirit guarders in the mythological traditions of Bali. The term barong is thought to have been derived from the local term bahruang, which today corresponds to the Indonesian word  beruang which means "bear". It refers to a good spirit,that took the form of an animal as the guardian of forest. Its origins could be from animist worship, before Hinduism appeared, when villagers still believed in the supernatural protective power of animals.