Barong dance at Bali Island
The Barong is Bali’s own mythical creature. According to folklore, the Barong is a symbol of righteousness and justice. Barongs are commonly depicted as lions, cows, lions, or even dragons. A Barong consists of two parts: the head and the body. The head is considered most sacred, as it is carved from the wood of pule trees growing in temple courtyards.