The myth of Lelipi Selahan Bukit in Tenganan Pegringsingan Village, Manggis Sub-district, Karangasem Regency, Bali Province

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By : I KADEK ANGGA BAYU ADITYA

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Faculties : Fakultas Ilmu Budaya

Department : S1 Antropologi

ABSTRACT The discourse on the environment is now very hot discussed because of the destruction of forest areas in various countries, including Indonesia. In the life of Tenganan Pegringsingan Village community there is a mysterious mystery myth or Lelipi Selahan Bukit believed to keep the forest area Tenganan Pegringsingan. The existence of these myths indirectly provide a good impact for the environment around for making forest sustainability in the region Tenganan Pegringsingan become awake. This study raises two issues, the first of which elements of ecological wisdom contained in the myth of Lelipi Selahan Bukit and the second, how the meaning of Lelipi Selahan Bukit myth in the life of the people of Tenganan pegringsingan Village. This study aims to reveal the myth of Lelipi Selahan Bukit as the ecological wisdom of the local community, in an effort to preserve the forest area. This study uses an ethnoecological approach that depicts the environment as seen by the communities studied. The people of Tenganan Pegringsingan have their own ideas or thoughts about the myth of Lelipi Selahan Bukit who is believed to guard the forest area, this myth indirectly gives the fear to the community to not carelessly damage the forest so as to make the forest area Tenganan Pegringsingan become awake. This study uses the interpretive theory of Clifford Geertz in expressing local people's thoughts about the myth of Lelipi Selahan Bukit. The concepts used in this study are the concept of ecological wisdom, the concept of myth, the concept of forest concept Lelipi Selahan Bukit, the concept of symbols and concepts of meaning. The research method used is the ethnographic research model that goes into qualitative research by doing observation and interview. The final result of this study answers two problems, first revealing the hidden rationality behind the myth of Lelipi Selahan Bukit. The existence of this myth as an ecological wisdom and awig-awig like a natural fortress that guard the forest area Tenganan Pegringsingan. In addition to the ecological benefits of forests also have hydrological benefits associated with water reserves in the soil so that the surrounding areas do not experience drought, as well as avoiding Tenganan Pegringsingan Village from hydrometeorological disasters such as floods and landslides. Second, the emergence of critical thinking from persons who interpret the existence of this myth is not a seed of disintegration, this difference of view can enrich the reference of meaning of a phenomenon that occurs in society. The myth of Lelipi Selahan Bukit is the ecological wisdom of Tenganan Pegringsingan community. The author hopes this myth will remain and be preserved its existence, because the most precious treasure of the people of Tenganan Pegringsingan Village is the noble cultural values of the heritage of his ancestors.

Keyword : Tenganan Pegringsingan, Lelipi Selahan Bukit, ecological wisdom

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