Kala Rau swallowing the Hindu goddess Dewi Ratih in a depiction of the lunar eclipse

Little is known of Dewi Ratih (Rah-tee) beyond the story of being swallowed by Kala Rau. What is known is that she was very beautiful and desired, so much so that in addition to being a Goddess of the Moon, she is also known as a Goddess of Beauty and Grace. The light of her moon was darkened when she was swallowed by Kala Rau, but being he was a decapitated head, her moon emerged from his throat after she swallowed him. This darkness is the manifestation of a lunar eclipse. She is worshiped in Bali and Java.

Current incarnation: Kemala

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