hantu kubur

The Tombs or Grave Demon of the Sakai and Jakun. This hantu enters into the bodies of wild beasts, such as deer and tigers. When you see a deer or tiger with its head turned round (looking backwards), it is because its body has been entered by the Grave Demon. A sacrificial tray (anchap) is offered to the Grave Demon, and for its benefit also the fire on the grave is lit. After death the soul (sĕmangat) passes on to Nĕraka or Pulau Buah, but his evil deeds remain by the grave in the form of a hantu kubur, incessantly seeking a fresh embodiment.

See also hantu kĕmuk.



  • Skeat, Walter Wm. (1906). Pagan Races of the Malay Peninsula. London: Macmillan, pp. 98, 183, 304.