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Monday, April 15, 2013
The Benevolent Semelai Pontianak
to the belief of Semelai ethnic group around Bera Lake in Pahang is called “mati
anak” or “died with stillborn”. For the ease of description, I will call her
version of Pontianak is said to have two giant hooks on her back so that she
can swing on tall trees. She is said to have blotchy face, a pair of beautiful
eyes and long hairs. She can talk but without fangs; she has legs but her legs
never touches the ground. Some people believe that Semelai Pontianak likes to
scare people but never harm them.
Pontianak likes to swing on fig trees, banyan trees, Kundang trees or any other
is a benevolent Pontianak, she can be summoned to help in traditional healing
process. The mantra for calling: