Narration By : Busranto Latif Doa
Male and Female Philosophy
According to the view of the Ternate person the time previously, early of the beginning of the life was begun from two human nooses, that is the man and the woman, who were assembled in a household and produced the previous family next to the extended family that was mentioned “Marga” and continued to “Suku” and again bigger was concrete one ”Nation”. From the two men and this woman the birth of a community, then in the view of the Ternate person, the male noose and the very main woman was the beginning of a life so as the man and this woman became the main omen in the view of the traditional community in Ternate.
According to the local legend, early of the beginning of the formation of unity of the community in Ternate by two clan groups, that is; “Tobona” and “Tabanga”. Tobona was the accumulation from the existence of two clans that is Tubo and Tabanga personally, whereas Tabanga was the accumulation from the existence of the Toboleu clan and Tabanga personally. The Tobona clan was mentioned by the name of “Cim” (the woman), whereas the Tabanga clan was mentioned by the name of “Heku” (the man). The two clans afterwards developed became bigger and immediately give birth and had children pinak afterwards was formed by unity of the community that was wide with the ruler had the shape of the kingdom or in the local language was mentioned “Buldan”. Then as the sign for that, the symbol of the Ternate Royal took the form of eagle birds that two head, that was known with “Goheba Ma dopolo romdidi”.
Goheba ma Dopolo Romdidi
Birds of the land eagle, that in the Ternate language were mentioned “Wuru” was the symbol for the group Cim (the woman) whereas birds of the sea eagle, that in the Ternate language were mentioned “Goheba often also was pronounced by Kuheba” was the symbol for the Heku group (the man). Heku and Cim with the symbol of eagle birds that two head that was worn as “Symbolic of Ternate Royal”. The symbol that contained this philosophical meaning was poured in various life means of the tradition, that used the meaning of the man and the woman. For example real that still there till at this time, are those that was presented in life means of the tradition by using the meaning of the man and the woman was;
1. In building a house, will be gotten two long beams the part on the house that was acknowledged as “Dalul se Hate Gila” that is male wood and female wood.
Dalul se Hati Gila
2. To each boat that used the screen, will be gotten two ropes the screen that was acknowledged as “Gumi Nonau se Buheka” that is the male rope and the female rope. Gumi Nonau was the rope the upper part screen was with his position tied and continue to to his place whereas Gumi Buheka was the rope penahan the screen for low that was not tied and only was held to maintain the balance of the screen when being blown the wind.
3. In the performance of traditional food:
a. Jaha or Pali-pali, was a kind of rice that was cooked inside a part of bamboo or was wrapped in the sago palm leaves (the leaves of the sago tree) that was formed memanjang approximately 40 cm with the diameter 3 cm totalling ten pieces that were located and were assembled on a plate/the forum resembled the boat, the omen of sea (Heku/the man)
Jaha se Pali-Pali
b. The chest (the Steamer) was tumpeng rice that was despised on a plate and was formed resembled a mountain, the omen of the mainland (Cim/the woman).
c. The fish (the omen of the woman) and the eggplant (the omen of the man) that was given sauce was located in a white plate. The performance of Betel and Penang in the wedding ceremonial, omen betel of the man and omen betel nuts of the woman. During wedding ceremonial, when the second agreement happening the side then the performance of betel and betel nuts were accepted by means of digested with the white lime so as the main point of cud became red. This colour contained the meaning that the man and the woman joined in a household that was preceeded with the sign one “hymen” in the night.
d. In the expression from one of the forms of oral Ternate literature, namely “Bubaso se Rasai”. Bubaso meant the feeling expression of the man whereas Taste was the feeling expression of the woman.