THE MYTH OF THE FISH GOD (TOR DOURONENSIS) IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF BIOCENTRISM
Keywords:Keywords:Myth, Fish God, Biocentrism
The values that lead to human exploitation of biodiversity are still dominant in the anthropocentric view. This type of environmental ethics puts the interests of humans first. Concern for maintaining ecological sustainability through cultural values fades with the times. People's culture creates certain beliefs to protect something. In Kuningan District, this cultural practice can be seen through the myth of the Fish God (Tor douronensis). The focus of the study in this study are: (1) finding the framework of the Dewa Fish myth circulating in society (2) examining the correlation between biocentrism ethics and these myths. The method used is normative doctrinal with a conceptual approach and a historical approach. The results show that (1) this myth describes the taboo that the god fish is the incarnation of the cursed Siliwangi warrior, and can bring bad luck if hunted or consumed. (2) the value system which considers the divine fish as sacred, provides a perspective which in biocentrism ethics is considered a moral extension, which means that humans recognize the inherent value in the divine fish.
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