Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference Education Culture and Technology, ICONECT 2019, 20-21 August 2019, Kudus, Indonesia

Research Article

The Meaning and Function of Naga Raksasa (Giant Dragon) Myth in Hutabolon, Parbaba Village, Samosir Regency, Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.20-8-2019.2288086,
        author={Agung  Suharyanto and Wiflihani  Wiflihani and Armansyah  Matondang and Heri  Kusmanto},
        title={The Meaning and Function of Naga Raksasa (Giant Dragon) Myth in Hutabolon, Parbaba Village, Samosir Regency, Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference Education Culture and Technology, ICONECT 2019, 20-21 August 2019, Kudus, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICONECT},
        year={2019},
        month={10},
        keywords={function; meaning; perseption; behavior; naga raksasa (giant dragon) myth; lake toba},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-8-2019.2288086}
    }
    
  • Agung Suharyanto
    Wiflihani Wiflihani
    Armansyah Matondang
    Heri Kusmanto
    Year: 2019
    The Meaning and Function of Naga Raksasa (Giant Dragon) Myth in Hutabolon, Parbaba Village, Samosir Regency, Indonesia
    ICONECT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-8-2019.2288086
Agung Suharyanto1,*, Wiflihani Wiflihani2, Armansyah Matondang3, Heri Kusmanto4
  • 1: Government Science Study Program, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Medan Area, Indonesia
  • 2: Department of Music Education, Faculty of Languages and Arts, Universitas Negeri Medan, Indonesia.
  • 3: Communication Studies Program, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Medan Area, Indonesia
  • 4: Political Science Department, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
*Contact email: agungsuharyanto@staff.uma.ac.id

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to find out the functions and meanings in the daily lives of Hutabolon towards the Naga Raksasa (giant dragon) myth that is believed to be the incarnation of ancestors who preserve the natural preservation of Lake Toba. To achieve this goal, this study uses descriptive approach research with research informances namely indigenous people who live in Hutabolon, Parbaba Village, Panguruan Subdistrict, Samosir Regency, by conducting field observations and conducting unstructured interviews by interviewing key informants because they are considered know the problems that researchers are careful about. The results of the study show that the Naga Raksasa (giant dragon) myth is not an alien thing and is considered to have a function and meaning that is closely related to the daily lives of its people. In terms of his beliefs, as a guardian and protector of the community and told to every visitor and posterity, in order to continue to maintain the attitude around Lake Toba.