A terrible tiger-like monster in Malay folklore. One day the animals of the forest got together to discuss the problem of Gerjis, who was rapidly reducing their numbers. They chose Kanchil, the Mouse-deer, to come up with a solution. Kanchil convinced the monster that the sky would soon fall down and offered to dig a hole in the ground where it could hide in safety. Gerjis agreed and after he was buried, Elephant appeared and crushed his skull with a tree.



  • Knappert, Jan. (1992). Pacific Mythology. London: The Aquarian Press.