Balinese way of acting out mythology, consistent in allegory and history actuality attenuated into one reality.
The news goes that Rangda, the mother of Erlangga, the King of Bali in the tenth century, was accursed by Erlangga's ancestor because she accomplished atramentous magic. Afterwards she became a widow, she summoned all the angry alcohol in the jungle, the leaks and the demons, to appear afterwards Erlangga. A action occurred, but she
and her atramentous abracadabra troops were too able that Erlangga had to ask for the advice of Barong. Barong came with Erlangga's soldiers
, and action ensued. Rangda casted a spell that fabricated Erlangga soldiers all capital to annihilate themselves, pointing their berserk keris into their own stomachs and chests. Barong casted a spell that angry their anatomy aggressive to the aciculate keris. At the end, Barong won, and Rangda ran away.
Somebody can die or get actively afflicted in a Barong dance. It is said that if Rangda's spell is too strong, a anemic soldier may not be able to abide it, alike with the advice of Barong. He may end up affliction himself with his own keris.
The masks of Barong and Rangda are advised angelic items, and afore they are brought out, a priest charge be present to action blessings by admixture them with angelic baptize taken from Mount Agung, and offerrings charge be presented.