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The Etymology

Among older generation in Bali the name of Calon Arang is like arising deep horror of black magic that peeps human dead body at the cemetery during the night time, or radiating malicious disease to cause epidemic and alike horrible human catastrophes. The practitioner of such as powerful black magic master in Bali is associated with a fairy figure of Calong Arang. But the name of Calon Arang in Bali refers to a horrible black magic inspired drama with the key figure of Rangda, a widow who is considered the king of black magic. It is not known the origin of the word " rangda ", many old writers said to refer a widow as an infinitive word without relating the word with the famous myth of Calong Arang. See more