‘Mimi’ and ‘Mintuno’ are sea animals. Some people say that they are like crabs or cockroaches. Actualy, ´Mimi’ and ‘mintuno’ are horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus). Female horseshoe crab is called ‘Mimi’ while the male one is called ‘Mintuno’.
Horseshoe crabs are monogamous. They mate for life. That is why Javanese use them as symbol of harmonious and true love, in which, one man and one woman dynamically live together in harmony. A man and woman, who decide to build family, are supposed to be inseparable. They must unite for life.