#mythicalmermay 19/31. Nyi Roro Kidul. Sea Queen of the Indonesian folklore. She controls the violent waves of the Indian Ocean, her realm. Is sometimes refered as one of the wives of the Sultan of Yogyakarta. These spirit will take your soul for any wish of material matters addressed to her.
There's a story about her origin: she used to be a girl called Dewi Kadita who was cursed with dark magic because she and her mother were extremely beauty, and the other girls of the harem of King Siliwangi (her father) were jelous of them. They were kicked out the palace and wandered around the country until her mother died. Then, she reached the shore of the Indian Ocean and there, after falling asleep, she had a vision in which she must have to jump into the water to be released of her curse. She woke up and she threw herself into the violent waters. There, the spirits and demons crowned her their queen and she transformed into a supernatural form of life. .
I was supposed to submit this yesterday, buy my phone is weird and Instagram wasn't working properly when I finished this 😑
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