hantu bĕlian

The Malay tiger demon (see hantu). The body of a bĕlian must not be buried, but must be placed on a platform in the hut in which death took place.



  • Evans, Ivor H. N. (1937). The Negritos of Malaya. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 258.
  • Leach, Maria, ed. (1984). Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend. New York: HarperCollins.