Legenda Alue Naga (Aceh)

Legenda Alue Naga (Aceh)

Suatu hari Sultan Meurah mendapat khabar tentang keresahan rakyatnya di suatu tempat, lalu beliau mengunjungi tempat tersebut yaitu sebuah desa di pinggiran Kuta Raja untuk mengetahui lebih lanjut keluhan rakyatnya.

“Tuanku banyak ternak kami raib saat berada di bukit Lamyong,” keluh seorang peternak. “Terkadang bukit itu menyebabkan gempa bumi sehingga sering terjadi longsor dan membahayakan orang yang kebetulan lewat dibawahnya,” tambah yang lainnya. “Sejak kapan kejadian itu?” Tanya Sultan Meurah. “Sudah lama Tuanku, menjelang Ayahanda Tuanku mangkat,” jelas yang lain.

Sesampai di istana Sultan memanggil sahabatnya Renggali, adik dari Raja Linge Mude. “Dari dulu aku heran dengan bukit di Lamnyong itu,” kata Sultan Meurah. “Mengapa ada bukit memanjang disana padahal disekitarnya rawa-rawa yang selalu berair,” sambung Sultan Meurah. “Menurut cerita orang tua, bukit itu tiba-tiba muncul pada suatu malam,” jelas Renggali, “abang hamba, Raja Linge Mude, curiga akan bukit itu saat pertama sekali ke Kuta Raja, seolah-olah bukit itu mamanggilnya,” tambahnya. “Cobalah engkau cari tahu ada apa sebenarnya dengan bukit itu!” Perintah Sultan.

Maka berangkatlah Renggali menuju bukit itu, dia menelusuri setiap jengkal dan sisi bukit tersebut, mulai dari pinggir laut di utara sampai ke kesisi selatan, “bukit yang aneh, “bisik Renggali dalam hati. Kemudian dia mendaki bagian yg lebih tinggi dan berdiri di atasnya, tiba-tiba dari bagian di bawah kakinya mengalir air yang hangat. Renggali kaget dan melompat kebawah sambil berguling. “Maafkan hamba putra Raja Linge!” Tiba-tiba bukit yang tadi di pinjaknya bersuara. Renggali kaget dan segera bersiap-siap, “siapa engkau?” Teriaknya. Air yg mengalir semakin banyak dari bukit itu membasahi kakinya, “hamba naga sahabat ayahmu,” terdengar jawaban dari bukit itu dikuti suara gemuruh.

Renggali sangat kaget dan di perhatikan dengan seksama bukit itu yang berbentuk kepala ular raksasa walaupun di penuhi semak belukar dan pepohonan. “Engkaukah itu? Lalu di mana ayahku? Tanya Renggali. Air yang mengalir semakin banyak dan menggenangi kaki Renggali. “Panggilah Sultan Alam, hamba akan buat pengakuan!” Isak bukit tersebut. Maka buru-buru Renggali pergi dari tempat aneh tersebut. Sampai di istana hari sudah gelap, Renggali menceritakan kejadian aneh tersebut kepada Sultan.

“Itukah Naga Hijau yang menghilang bersama ayahmu?” Tanya Sultan Meurah penasaran. “Mengapa dia ingin menemui ayahku, apakah dia belum tahu Sultan sudah mangkat?” tambah Sultan Meurah. Maka berangkatlah mereka berdua ke bukit itu, sesampai disana tiba-tiba bukit itu bergemuruh. “Mengapa Sultan Alam tidak datang?” Suara dari bukit. “Beliau sudah lama mangkat, sudah lama sekali, mengapa keadaanmu seperti ini Naga Hijau? Kami mengira engkau telah kembali ke negeri mu, lalu dimana Raja Linge?” Tanya Sultan Meurah. Bukit itu begemuruh keras sehingga membuat ketakutan orang-orang tinggal dekat bukit itu.

“Hukumlah hamba Sultan Meurah,” pinta bukit itu. “Hamba sudah berkhianat, hamba pantas dihukum,” lanjutnya. “Hamba sudah mencuri dan menghabiskan kerbau putih hadiah dari Tuan Tapa untuk Sultan Alam yang diamanahkan kepada kami dan hamba sudah membunuh Raja Linge,” jelasnya. Tubuh Renggali bergetar mendengar penjelasan Naga Hijau, “bagaimana bisa kamu membunuh sahabatmu sendiri?” Tanya Renggali.

“Awalnya hamba diperintah oleh Sultan Alam untuk mengantar hadiah berupa pedang kepada sahabat-sahabatnya, semua sudah sampai hingga tinggal 2 bilah pedang untuk Raja Linge dan Tuan Tapa, maka hamba mengunjungi Raja Linge terlebih dahulu, beliau juga berniat ke tempat Tuan Tapa untuk mengambil obat istrinya, sesampai di sana Tuan Tapa menitipkan 6 ekor kerbau putih untuk Sultan Alam, kerbaunya besar dan gemuk.

Karena ada amanah dari Tuan Tapa maka Raja Linge memutuskan ikut mengantarkan ke Kuta Raja, karena itu kami kembali ke Linge untuk mengantar obat istrinya. Namun di sepanjang jalan hamba tergiur ingin menyantap daging kerbau putih tersebut maka hamba mencuri 2 ekor kerbau tersebut dan hamba menyantapnya, Raja Linge panik dan mencari pencurinya lalu hamba memfitnah Kule si raja harimau sebagai pencurinya, lalu Raja Linge membunuhnya.

Dalam perjalanan dari Linge ke Kuta Raja kami beristirahat di tepi sungai Peusangan dan terbit lagi selera hamba untuk melahap kerbau yang lezat itu, lalu hamba mencuri 2 ekor lagi, Raja Linge marah besar lalu hamba memfitnah Buya si raja buaya sebagai pencurinya maka dibunuhlah buaya itu. Saat akan masuk Kuta Raja, Raja Linge membersihkan diri dan bersalin pakaian ditepi sungai, lalu hamba mencuri 2 ekor kerbau dan menyantapnya tetapi kali ini Raja Linge mengetahuinya lalu kami bertengkar dan berkelahi, Raja Linge memiliki kesempatan membunuh hamba tetapi dia tidak melakukannya sehingga hamba lah yang membunuhnya,” cerita naga sambil berurai air mata.

“Maafkanlah hamba, hukumlah hamba!” terdengar isak tangis sang naga. Mengapa engkau terjebak disini?” Tanya Sultan Meurah. “Raja Linge menusukkan pedangnya ke bagian tubuh hamba sehingga lumpuhlah tubuh hamba kemudian terjatuh dan menindihnya, sebuah pukulan Raja Linge ke tanah membuat tanah terbelah dan hamba tertimbun di sini bersamanya,” jelas sang naga.

“Hamba menerima keadaan ini, biarlah hamba mati dan terkubur bersama sahabat hamba,” pinta Naga Hijau. “Berilah dia hukuman Renggali, engkau dan abangmu lebih berhak menghukumnya,” kata Sultan Meurah. “Ayah hamba tidak ingin membunuhnya, apalagi hamba, hamba akan membebaskannya,” jawab Renggali. “Tidak! Hamba ingin di hukum sesuai dengan perbuatan hamba,” pinta Naga Hijau. “Kalau begitu bebaskanlah dia!” Perintah Sultan Meurah.

Maka berjalanlah mereka berdua mengelilingi tubuh naga untuk mencari pedang milik Raja Linge, setelah menemukannya, Renggali menarik dengan kuat dan terlepaslah pedang tersebut namun Naga Hijau tetap tidak mau bergerak. “Hukumlah hamba Sultan Meurah!” Pinta Naga Hijau. “Sudah cukup hukuman yang kamu terima dari Raja Linge, putranya sudah membebaskanmu, pergilah ke negerimu!” Perintah Sultan Meurah.

Sambil menangis naga tersebut menggeser tubuhnya dan perlahan menuju laut. Maka terbentuklah sebuah alur atau sungai kecil akibat pergerakan naga tersebut. Maka di kemudian hari daerah di pinggiran Kuta Raja itu disebut Alue Naga, disana terdapat sebuah sungai kecil yang disekitarnya dipenuhi rawa-rawa yang selalu tergenang dari air mata penyesalan seekor naga yang telah mengkhianati sahabatnya.

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The Legend of Alue Naga (Indonesia)

The Legend of Alue Naga (Indonesia)

One day Sultan Meurah received news about his people’s unrest somewhere, then he visited the place which is a village on the outskirts of Kuta Raja to find out more about the complaints of his people.

“Our lord, many of our cattle disappeared while on the Lamyong hill,” complained one rancher. “Sometimes the hill causes an earthquake so that landslides often occur and endanger people who happen to pass underneath,” added another. “When did that happen?” Asked Sultan Meurah. “It’s been a long time, my lord, before Father, my lord died,” explained another.

Arriving at the Sultan’s palace, he called his best friend Renggali, the younger brother of King Linge Mude. “From the first I was surprised by the hill in Lamnyong,” said Sultan Meurah. “Why is there an elongated hill there even though the surrounding swamps are always watery,” continued Sultan Meurah. “According to the parents’ story, the hill suddenly appeared one night,” Renggali explained, “my brother, Raja Linge Mude, was suspicious of the hill when he first went to Kuta Raja, as if the hill had called him,” he added. “Try to find out what’s going on with that hill!” Sultan’s orders.

So Renggali departed for the hill, he traced every inch and side of the hill, from the seafront in the north to the south side, “strange hill,” whispered Renggali to himself. Then he climbed the higher part and stood on it, suddenly from the bottom of his feet flowing warm water. Renggali shocked and jumped down while rolling. “Forgive the servants of King Linge’s son!” Suddenly the hill on the footstep sounded. Ruffled in surprise and immediately got ready, “who are you?” He shouted. More and more water flowing from the hill wet his feet, “your father’s best friend’s dragon servant,” came the answer from the hill followed by a roar.

Renggali was very surprised and looked closely at the hill in the form of a giant snake’s head even though it was full of shrubs and trees. “Is that you? Then where is my father? Ask Renggali. The water is flowing more and flooding Renggali’s feet.” Call the Sultan of Nature, I will make a confession! “Sobbed the hill. Then Renggali hurriedly left the strange place. the palace was dark, Renggali told the strange incident to the Sultan.

“Is that the Green Dragon that disappeared with your father?” Sultan Meurah asked curiously. “Why does he want to see my father, does he not know the Sultan is dead?” added Sultan Meurah. So the two of them set out for the hill, when there suddenly the hill rumbled. “Why didn’t Sultan Alam come?” Sound from the hill. “He died a long time ago, a long time ago, why are you like this the Green Dragon? We thought you had returned to your country, then where is King Linge?” Asked Sultan Meurah. The hill was so loud that it scared the people to live near the hill.

“Punish meurah Sultan Meurah,” pleaded the hill. “I have betrayed, I deserve to be punished,” he continued. “I have stolen and finished the white buffalo a gift from Mr. Tapa for Sultan Alam, entrusted to us and I have killed King Linge,” he explained. Renggali’s body trembled at the explanation of the Green Dragon, “how can you kill your own best friend?” Renggali asked.

“Initially I was ordered by Sultan Alam to deliver gifts in the form of swords to his friends, all have arrived until only 2 sword blades remain for King Linge and Mr. Tapa, so I visit Raja Linge first, he also intends to go to Mr. Tapa to take medicine his wife, once there Mr Tapa left 6 white buffaloes for Sultan Alam, his buffalo was large and fat.

Because there was a message from Mr. Tapa, Raja Linge decided to take him to Kuta Raja, so we returned to Linge to deliver his wife’s medicine. But along the way I was tempted to eat the white buffalo meat, I stole the 2 buffaloes and I ate it, King Linge panicked and looked for the thief and then slandered Kule the tiger king as the thief, then King Linge killed him.

On the way from Linge to Kuta Raja, we rested on the banks of the river Peusangan and my appetite again appeared to devour the delicious buffalo, then I stole two more, Raja Linge was furious and then slandered Buya the king of the crocodile as the thief then killed the crocodile. When I was about to enter Kuta Raja, Raja Linge cleaned himself and gave birth to clothes by the river, then I stole 2 buffaloes and ate them but this time Raja Linge found out and we fought and fought, King Linge had the chance to kill me but he didn’t do it so I was the one who did it. kill him, “tell the dragon in tears.

“Forgive me, punish me!” the dragon’s sobs sounded. Why are you trapped here? “Asked Sultan Meurah.” King Linge thrust his sword into the body of my servant so that my body was paralyzed and then fell and crushed him, a blow from King Linge to the ground made the ground split and the servant buried here with him, “explained the dragon.

“I accept this situation, let me die and be buried with my best friend,” pleaded the Green Dragon. “Give him the punishment of Renggali, you and your brother have the right to punish him,” Sultan Meurah said. “My father does not want to kill him, especially I, I will set him free,” Renggali answered. “No! I want to be punished according to my actions,” pleaded the Green Dragon. “Then release him!” Sultan Meurah’s orders.

So the two of them walked around the dragon’s body to look for King Linge’s sword, after finding it, Renggali pulled strongly and released the sword but the Green Dragon still would not move. “Punish meurah Sultan Meurah!” Pinta Green Dragon. “It’s enough punishment you received from King Linge, his son has freed you, go to your country!” Sultan Meurah’s orders.

While crying the dragon shifted his body and slowly headed for the sea. Then formed a path or a small river due to the dragon’s movement. So later on the area on the outskirts of Kuta Raja was called Alue Naga, there was a small river surrounded by marshes that were always inundated from tears of regret for a dragon who had betrayed his best friend.

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