"Rangda" is a famed Mother Warrior Goddess of Black Magic in Bali, highly respected by Bali Ibu's (Balinese for Mother) as a powerful guardian. Once a beautiful, intelligent woman, she suffered horrible injustices, becoming a powerful and terrifying Queen of Darkness seeking revenge. Rangda went into exile to learn the power of Balinese magic through studying the ancient Sanskrit Lontar's (ancient sanskrit wisdom inscribed into palm leaf). Over decades she learned the arts of black magic until she became powerful enough to reign terror upon her enemies. After serving her own gruesome justice to her enemies, she became a protector of the innocent. Often overlooked, Rangda is also the wife of the Great Warrior of Light, Barong. When they fight, they become monstrous deities, but when the dust has settled they return to their original forms. This extreme polarity of black and white serves as lesson in awareness of our karmic actions. Tourists across the island can buy a Rangda mask everywhere as a unique cultural souvenir, but few go deep enough in Rangda's story to discover her beautiful side. As an offering to the Mother Warrior, Master Carver Wayan T expressed the importance to also display Rangda's original elegance, that even the Balinese Goddess of Darkness is not always casting spells and eating children like tourists gobbling up cultural souvenirs. She is also the Goddess of Protection and Transformation. Ignite your spirit with Raksasa Mods.