Original Research

Representation of cultural values in Tempuutn Senarikng of Dayak Benuaq and Tunjung tribes

Nina Queena H. Putri, Andayani Andayani, Nugraheni E. Wardani
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 79, No 1 | a8091 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v79i1.8091 | © 2023 Nina Queena H. Putri, Andayani Andayani, Nugraheni E. Wardani | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 September 2022 | Published: 20 February 2023

About the author(s)

Nina Queena H. Putri, Faculty of Arts and Language, Universitas Mulawarman, Samarinda, Indonesia; and, Faculty of Teaching and Education, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia
Andayani Andayani, Faculty of Teaching and Education, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia
Nugraheni E. Wardani, Faculty of Teaching and Education, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia

Abstract

Tempuutn Senarikng is one Indonesian mythical folklore telling the origins of humans in the Dayak Benuaq and Tunjung tribal communities. This research aims to represent the cultural values in Tempuutn Senarikng. This study is qualitative research using an ethnographic approach and interactive model data analysis techniques. The results show that Tempuutn Senarikng contains cultural values of the Dayak Benuaq and Tunjung tribal communities explaining that (1) the nature of the Dayak Benuaq and Tunjung people’s life is to try to avoid being cursed by praying and performing ceremonial rituals. (2) The nature of the work of the Dayak Benuaq and Tunjung tribes is oriented to being a living. The work commonly carried out by the Dayak Benuaq and Tunjung people is farming. (3) Human nature in space and time is oriented to the future so what they do now will also have an impact on the future. However, they do not forget the past as part of life lessons. Therefore, they always make offerings in the form of sacrificial animal blood and cooked food in every ceremony to be grateful for what they have obtained in life, to avoid disaster, and to facilitate all hopes. (4) The nature of human relations with nature is by always maintaining harmony. They always conduct various ceremonial activities to get rid of disturbing spirits from human life, and vice versa, they are always accompanied by good spirits. In other words, the folklore of Tempuutn Senarikng is the forerunner of the traditions and culture of the Dayak Benuaq and Tunjung tribal communities continuing to be undertaken to this day.

Contribution: The article results can be used in scientific research in verbal literature, folklore, and ethnology fields.


Keywords

myth; Dayak tribe; cultural value; the origin of human, Tempuutn Senarikng, Benuaq and Tunjung, Indonesia, East Borneo.

Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

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