Damarwulan is a Javanese cultural hero who appears in a cycle of stories used in the performance of wayang klitik, as well as Langendriya and ketoprak. These stories tell of the struggles between the Majapahit and Blambangan kingdoms, in which Damarwulan gains honor. The stories are especially popular in East Java.
The Damarwulan legend is associated with the Majapahit court at the time of the queen Suhita, at which time there was a war with Blambangan. However, the names of the characters Damar Wulan and Menak Jingga suggest that it may incorporate elements of an older sun moon myth. It is uncertain when the story was first recorded and by whom.
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