Tales of Crocodiles from Nusantara: The Sacred Stories of the River Folklore

  •  Mohamad Luthfi Abdul Rahman    
  •  Puganeswari A/P Balakrishnan    
  •  Saravanan A/L P. Veeramuthu    
  •  Nadiatul Shakinah Abdul Rahman    


This paper explores the menacing reputation of reptiles in oral traditions and focuses on famous crocodile-related stories in Malaysia and neighbouring regions. It aims to analyze these tales from a sacred perspective, as beliefs about these creatures impact communities. The paper addresses how these narratives influence people's perceptions and beliefs about crocodiles. Data is sourced from specialized websites, and sacred concepts introduced by scholars are applied to analyze the stories. This research delves into the cultural significance of these stories, shedding light on their role in shaping attitudes towards these formidable reptiles.

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