Monday, December 25, 2006
Ketupong (pictured), whose earthly manefestation is Rufous Piculet - Sasia Abnormis, is the son of Bujang Sabenang Mali Lebu. He is the most senior son-in-law of Sengalang Burong. He is married to Endu Dara Tinchin Temaga, Endu Cherebok Mangkok China, the eldest daughter of Sengalang Burong. He is also a natural leader of the other omen birds. Also nicknamed Bekubu Entis Bulu Burong Ketupong, who speaks but once and irrevocably. A man of few words, he must be heeded when he makes his appearance. Ketupong has two manifestations; when he calls with a slow tik-tik-tik sound, the message is important. His fast repeated alarm cry is known as Jaloh which indicate that the message is treated with utmost urgency. Ketupong’s country is at Buloh Laing Ridge, which sounds like a long tune from a flute, reaching the cool resam grass, sounds of a damsel playing her Jew’s harp at night, that is the country of Bujang Sabenang Mali Lebu, whose nickname is Anggu Sengkayau Baju (Di tinting buloh laing, Munyi kesuling panjai seput, Dideman madang resam, Munyi dara ganggam bekachu malam taja beka dengut, Menoa Bujang Sabenang Mali Lebu, Kadua bali nama iya Anggu Sengkayau Baju) Praise name (Ensumbar or Julok): Hairy spear that strikes at the centre of the breast (Ketupong bejulok Sangkoh Agong Ngentong di beradong arong dada). Special possession: A man of few words, he must heeded when he makes his appearance.