Proceedings of the 4th BASA: International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature and Local Culture Studies, BASA, November 4th 2020, Solok, Indonesia

Research Article

The Myth of Human Origin for Harmonization of Life and Indonesianness

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        author={Mu’jizah  Mu’jizah and Erlis Nur Mujiningsih and Purwaningsih  Purwaningsih},
        title={The Myth of Human Origin for Harmonization of Life and Indonesianness},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 4th BASA: International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature and Local Culture Studies, BASA, November 4th 2020, Solok, Indonesia},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={BASA},
        year={2021},
        month={12},
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        doi={10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314167}
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  • Mu’jizah Mu’jizah
    Erlis Nur Mujiningsih
    Purwaningsih Purwaningsih
    Year: 2021
    The Myth of Human Origin for Harmonization of Life and Indonesianness
    BASA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314167
Mu’jizah Mu’jizah1,*, Erlis Nur Mujiningsih2, Purwaningsih Purwaningsih2
  • 1: Center for Research and Development and Training, Ministry of Religious Affairs
  • 2: Agency for Development and Cultivation Language, Ministry of Education and Culture
*Contact email: mujizah555@gmail.com

Abstract

Indonesia is known as a multiethnic and multicultural country. Many tribes live in Indonesia, such as Javanese, Sundanese, Malay, Achenese, Toraja, and Banjar. They have thought was expressed in folktale, especially the myth of human origins. The myth called aetiologias and including the oldest story. This oldest story would be interesting to study relate it to the Indonesianness concept. This paper will discuss how myth of the human origin was formed by society in the past for harmonization of life and how the story consist a concept related to Indonesianness in the present? This study used a structural approach and comparative study. From the results of this study was found the diversity and similar of the motif from the story. From the comparison of the stories concluded that Indonesianness had been built since ancient times through the same concept of myth of the human origin. A kingdom or country in the past was always led by special humans which was marriages between the underworld and the upperworld. This marriage became a common thread that connected the origin of human found in the stories in many ethnic groups in Indonesia.