[Touching The Hidden Spirit]
Barong is the incarnation of the powerful supernatural beings in Bali. For residents of Bali, each forest or the land has a ruler which then translate them into various barong shaped like animals, lions, wild boar, leopard, tiger, dragon or snake. There are a lot of barong believed by the people of Bali. Barong Ket or Keket barong is one of the most frequently staged. Similarly, humans, barong also a figure of a man and a woman.
The people of Bali, believing that the spirits are accomplices Ratu Gede Mecaling, masters of the occult in the Southern Ocean Bali in Pura Dalem Ped, Nusa Penida. At that time, a powerful priest advised the public to make a sculpture-like Ratu Gede Mecaling, that figure is tall, black, fanged, then paraded around the village. Apparently, this trick works. The ethereal being frightened by the shape mock their bosses, and then step aside. Until now, in many villages, regularly parading society Barong Landung to ward off disaster.