MYTHS OF JAVA MAN
In Serat Ajisaka, it was a Prince from Jambudvipa tahun 78 M call for a wisdom along the way from West-Asia walking to the East where the giant live. Ajisaka found the island every where all the people ate jawawut-rice as their food provisions, then called the island “Nusa Jawa”. He took a walk to the East more then found two giants matching stumble till they die, both hold on lontar-papers, once with Purwa script and second used Thai characters, as that two letters brought in one pattern known to the new twenty Javanese Characters: Ha Na Ca Rag Ka. The time run along age and the generations build rapidly quick means, Nusa Jawa has huge civilized by the visiting of Prince Ajisaka of Jambudvipa, they were creative force, creative power, in their thought and also idea, they hold on close in tradition and culture.
The myths above means Java and the Javanese people were good civilized looked like Indian or Chinese, none different between fact and myth to the daily life of the big nations. The relationship between Java – India – China were very intensive, it was the similar rich story found as Ajisaka story in these cultures of three countries and told from generation to generation after. In 100 M came here to the Java island spiritual visitors, they carry on shoulder and trade also investigated all the population or took a pleasure to the mountain, agricultural field, to the beach, coast and seashore. Great and intensive contact between those foreign people has flowed to the new mix-culture in the island, historian couldn’t saw and understood well whether it was Javanese or India culture in genuine. It was also to the Chinese influence after that contact and give cultural effect to the island, specially from the Moslem Commerce to the North of coastal area of Java.
Cause of those time history who was the Javanese great-grandparents, respectful term of reference and address for elderly persons in the island. They were an other detail evidence fossil Homowajakensis, brain volume 1000–2000cc founded by Eugene Dubois and Van Richoten in Malang East-Java year 1889. There were also species Meganthropus Palaejavanicus by Ralph von Königswald in Sangiran (1936-1941) Middle-Java. Afterward the Paleoanthropologic examined carefully and supposed the reason of tropical weather in Java was familiar to the species, also cause of unity continent Asia to the Australian land in the past. That’s all the proof any migrations people in this island space run along centuries to the fossil periode. The Javanese proof and evidence need a concept to read, which those running society brought their words, woods, stone, candi, temple or shrine, of course needs semi logy – semiotic. In philosophy used semiotic, linguistic then so effective like animal fossil and the other evidence above to understand all human, tradition and their cultural life, this case when the Javanese knew about believe and religion (Hindu-Budha-Islam), when they had agro-economical tradition. Multi species Homo Sapiens found here may told mysterious of modern Java people, also in this kind we found the effect of Indonesian Flora and Fauna to the century.
Those period Hindu came to the island (100M) told any Java Pantheistic believe that there was a super energy to human being thought which known as many menhir, stone and temple to pray Gods and also Brahma-Visnu-Syiwa. Visitor of Hindu Temple Prambanan near of Yogyakarta found an other proof to understand that the Javanese myth exist many centuries ago so long like the old believes of Babylon, Assure or Mesopotamia; ANU authority of Heavens, ENHIL authority of the Earth dan EA authority of Ocean. The traditions believe trinitities in Egypt 2nd C. were Horus-Isis-Osiris, and era of Ramses II was Amon-Ra-Nut (The Short History of Six Worship, H. Cutner, London, 1904, page 16). Trinities here also connected to the Christianity; Allah as Father, Allah as Son and Christos of Nicaea Consilie Agreement (325M) lead King Constantine in Constantinople and agreed also by the era of King Theodosius year 381M. So here we found syncretism to the Javanese believe and cultures, specially after fall of Majapahit Kingdom those would colonialized till the modern era. Read please Koentjaraningrat, 1984, page 314, that all people believe and culture were mixed between animism, hinduism, budhism, christianity and islam.
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