NA TURAL RELIGION AND FOLK-LORE part ui
husband, Jauhan Pahlawan Lela Perkasa, he removed to Johol. Hence, to preserve the memory of the first female ruler of that state, the Datoa of Johol always wears his hair long, down to the waist.
The Toa Klana Putra of Sungei Ujong established the States of Rembau and Naning, placing his sons over them.
Lukut was also established by the Toa Klana. And the Datoa of Johol founded Terachi, Gunong Pasir, Gemencheh, Jempol, and Ayer Kuning. Jelei originally formed part of Johol, but afterwards broke away from it.1
After the death of a Male Rambutan,a the female ruler of Johol, the succession passed to her nephews, and has since been held by males, though always passing through the female side, as in Naning. Toa Mutan Jan tan was succeeded first by Toa Ular Bisa (aThe Poisonous Snake a), then by Toa Maharaja Garang, and then by Toa Tengah, Toa Nari, Toa Bunchit (a The Potbellied a), and the present Penghulu, Toa Eta.
The first Raja ever appointed was Salengkar Alam of Bukit Guntang Penyaring2 (in the interior of Menangkabau). The name Guntang Penyaring was said to be derived from a guntang,a which was explained as signifying the shaking of the ajaringa (or fowling-net), which was used to catch the flying-fox (a keluang a) for the feast at which Salengkar Alam was proclaimed Raja.3 After the feast they descended the hill (of Guntang Penyaring) and cleared the settlements of Menangkabau for the Raja. But the
1 Hervey in J. R. A. S., No. merely popular. Guntang Penyaring io, p. 192. is really a Malay legendary name (cp.
2 Cp. a Pulau Guntong Pinjarring,a the a Sejarah Malayu,a or Malay mentioned by Vaughan-Stevens. Annals, where we find Mount Sa-
3 These etymologies appear to be guntang Mahameru). See p. 264, ante.3 These etymologies appear to be guntang Mahameru). See p. 264, ante.