Rangda is the demon queen of the leyaks in Bali, according to traditional Balinese mythology. Terrifying to behold, the child-eating Rangda leads an army of evil witches against the leader of the forces of good — Barong. The battle between Barong and Rangda is featured in a Barong dance which represents the eternal battle between good and evil. Rangda is a term in old Javanese that means: 'widow'
Man Performing a Traditional Javanese Palace dance at The Sultan's Palace, Kraton, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia
Bedhaya dancers from the Royal Court of Kasunanan Surakarta, photo by M. Sukarno, at Gelar Cipta Seni Kraton Nusantara, held Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2013 at Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia