1. Nini Anteh and Prince Anantakusuma
Once upon a time, the kingdom of Pakuan ruled the land of Sunda. The king and queen were wise. They had one beautiful and kind daughter: Princess Endahwarni.
The princess was always accompanied by her lady-in-waiting: Anteh. Anteh's mother was a lady-in-waiting too, but she passed away giving birth to Anteh. The princess and Anteh grew up together. They were inseparable and were like sisters.
One day the king and queen told Princess Endahwarni that before she inherited the kingdom, she had to wed Prince Anantakusuma, a young, strapping, and handsome prince from Kadipaten Wetan. The queen specifically asked Anteh to accompany and prepare the princess for her upcoming wedding.
As usual, every morning Anteh went to the palace garden to pick up jasmine for the princess. She sang happily while picking up the flowers. Prince Anantakusuma happened to pass by and hear her beautiful voice. He jumped the high wall of the garden palace to seek the singer. When he saw Anteh, he instantly fell in love with her. He wished Anteh was Princess Endahwarni.
Finally, the day when Prince Anantakusuma officially betrothed to Princess Endahwarni came. They had a big party with lots of delicious dishes. Anteh was one of the ladies-in-waiting that delivered those dishes. The princess was jealous of the way Prince Anantakusuma stared at Anteh. Hence, she ordered Anteh to leave the palace.
Anteh loved the princess so much. She didn't want to cause any trouble for the princess. Thus, she immediately left the palace. Having no place to go, she decided to visit her mother's village. She met her uncle there, so she decided to stay. She worked as a seamstress and then got married. Years later, she became a famous seamstress.
One day, a royal carriage stopped in front of Anteh's home. It turned out Princess Endahwarni regretted her wrongdoing and sought Anteh ever since. The princess asked Anteh and her family to return to the palace and became the palace seamstress.
Anteh didn't have the heart to refuse the princess. Hence, she brought her family to move into the palace. The princess gave her a house at one corner of the palace garden.
It turned out that Prince Anantakusuma was still fond of Anteh. He couldn't keep her out of his mind. So, one night he strolled in the garden in the hope of seeing her. He found her in there playing with her cat, Candramawat. He couldn't help himself to declare his love to Anteh.
Anteh tried all her might to deflect the prince, but he insisted that he only wanted Anteh. Frightened, she ran away while carrying her cat. She prayed to the Almighty to help her. Suddenly, the moonbeam pulled her to the moon so he couldn't catch her.
Since that night, Anteh lived on the moon with her cat. Many years went by, and she became an old lady. Still, she couldn't return to the earth because she's afraid of Prince Anantakusuma. So, whenever people looked at the full moon, they would see Nini Anteh and her cat.