This session highlights stories recounted in the Sudamala and the Calon Arang, which shed light on key aspects of goddess worship in Balinese Hinduism. The Sudamala tells the tale of the Pandava hero, Sadewa, and his deadly encounter with Durga, while the Calon Arang, recounts the myth of the queen of the leyaks (shape-shifting acolytes), who propitiates Durga to unleash a devastating plague.