Indonesian Lore, Gods, Demigods, Heroes, Symbols, and Other Famous Mythological Characters


Traditional rites and practices. Occasionally called adat.


A medium. Such people claim to be able to communicate with spirits and to protect property by the use of charms. Occasionally identified as balian.


A creator-god. In some lore, occasionally known as Finuweigh.

Iso-da Samadulo Hose

A mother-goddess. Mother of Lature and Lowalangi. She is said to have emerged when a large stone split and bore two sets of mixed twins. The younger boy, Lowalangi, married the twin sister of his elder brother, Lature, and they became the progenitors of the Nias tribe. Occasionally referred to as Iso-da Samadulo Hose.
Indonesian Mythology