Masaraserani and the Sun

Masarasenani story comes from Papua. This story tells us about her routi ne as sago pounder. The people in her village are happy when the Sun shines all day long, but on that day darkness comes so fast, so she can only pound litt le sago for her family. Masarasenani wants to ensnare the Sun so it will shine to her village longer. But when the Sun is trapped, Masarasenani feels miserable for the Sun. So she releases the Sun. When the Sun knows why Masarasenani traps him, the Sun promises to be fair in giving the light to her village. Then the village becomes prosperous.

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Murti Bunanta

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