Situ Bagendit

Once,there was a widow. She lived in the West Java. Her name was Nyi Mas Inten. She was very rich but stingy. She never gave anything to the poor. So, all of her neighbours hated her.

One day, there was a beggar. The beggar asked for meal because she didn’t eat for three days. Nyi Mas Inten didn’t give her anything, even she got angry. The beggar prayed to God. She wanted God to punish her. Suddenly the surrounding became dark and stormy. Finally, Nyi Mas Inten with all her properties drowned in a lake. The lake was called “Situ Bagendit”. People believe that Nyi Mas Inten is still alive in the lake as a leech.