Macan Gadungan

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  • Pacific Pacific (culture)
  • Sorcery and Medicinal Sorcery and Medicinal (attribute)
  • Deadly Deadly (behaviour)

A Were-Tiger from folklore of Java in Indonesia. Some say that these beings are people who transform themselves into tiger by the ritual magic of ‘nglemu gagungan’. Others say that they are tigers with a human soul that has escaped from a sleeping man. They come out at night to hunt humans as prey. The sign of someone being a Macan Gadungan is that he will not have a dimple on his upper lip of his mouth.

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