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Dhanyang Deity Amulet featuring the Holy Image of Semar and Javanese Magic Spells in the Ancient Aksara Jawa Script

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In traditional Indonesian mythology, Semar is a dhanyang deity (i.e. a guardian spirit) who rules over the island of Java and protects its inhabitants. The Javanese have worshipped this powerful spirit since pre-Hindu, -Buddhist and -Islamic times. Indeed, Semar is considered one of the most sacred figures in the Javanese pantheon of animist deities, as ...