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Anitun Tabu is also called Anitun Tauo in Zambales. It is said that she had a very high position among the gods but she was demoted in her rank due to excess arrogance.(Filipino mythology)

Anitun Tabu (Goddess of the Wind and Rain) - The Philippines Today

Anitun Tabu is also called Anitun Tauo in Zambales. It is said that she had a be very high position among the gods but she was demoted.

Anagolay "Goddess of Lost Things"

Anagolay "Goddess of Lost Things" - The Philippines Today

Anagolay is known as the goddess of lost things. She is the mother of the god of the sun, Apolaki. An asteroid was named after her.

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philippine tattoo | Tumblr

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Lakapati "Goddess of Fertility and Agriculture

Lakapati (Ikapati) " Goddess of Fertility and Agriculture" - The Philippines Today

Lakapati is known as the kindest deity of the tagalog. Every time of harvest, the people raise their children in heaven and pray.

Idianale is one of the servants of Bathala who lives in the sky. Here, she married another god named Dumangan.

Idianale "Goddess of Labor and Good Deeds" - The Philippines Today

Idianale "Goddess of Labor and Good Deeds" is one of the servants of Bathala who lives in the sky. Here, she married another god named Dumangan.

Who is Amihan?

Who is Amihan? - The Philippines Today

Amihan saved our ancestors, "Malakas and Maganda" from the confinement of a bamboo.She is one of the first three creatures in the world.

Sitan, is the god of the lower world, a leader of the evil of the ancient hell. He encourages the mortal to commit sin, with the help of his four disciples. (Filipino Mythology)

Sitan: God of the Lower World - The Philippines Today

Sitan, is the god of the lower world, a Leader of the evil of the ancient hell. He encourages the mortal to commit sin, with the help of his four disciples.

Apolaki "God of the Sun,Patron of Warriors"

Apolaki "God of the Sun, Patron of Warriors" - The Philippines Today

Apolaki and Mayari are Bathala's children with a mortal. The the light of their eyes serves as the light throughout the world.

Bakunawa (Giant Sea Serpent)

Bakunawa (Giant Sea Serpent) - The Philippines Today

In other stories, we have seven (7) moons a long time ago. But it was eaten by Bakunawa(Giant Sea Serpent) until only one is left.

aring sinukuan

Who is Aring Sinukuan? - The Philippines Today

Aring Sinukuan lives in Mount Arayat. He was the one who taught the ancient kapampangan metallurgy, wood cutting/gathering, and rice cultivation.

The following are gods appointed by Bathala to live with the mortals:(tagalog and kapampangan mythology) Lakan Bakod Lakambini Lakan Danum Lakan Bakod (Lord of fences) The protector of the growing crops.God of Abundance. Lakan Bakod is known the anito of abundance, fences, and the fruits of the earth. In the Boxer Codex manuscript he is described through a carved wooden statue of him as having gold eyes, teeth, and a long, gilded penis the length of rice stalks. He was said to have resided…

Gods Bathala had appointed to live with the mortals - The Philippines Today

The following are gods appointed by Bathala to live with the mortals:(tagalog and kapampangan mythology) 1.Lakan Bakod 2.Lakambini 3.Lakan Danum

Ancient Tagalog Deities

Pre-Colonial Polytheism in the Philippines

This post will explore some of the ancient Tagalog deities in the Philippines, before Catholicism was introduced to the islands.

Mangechay 'Great Elder" Kapampangan Region

Mangechay 'Great Elder" Kapampangan Region - The Philippines Today

Mangechay 'Great Elder" Kapampangan Region is the equivalent of Bathala in the myth of the Kapampangan. Mangechay is known as a weaver.

In Philippine Mythology, Mayari is the one-eyed moon goddess of war, beauty, strength, & revolution

According to other stories, Sidapa (God of Death) was attracted to the beauty of the moon. He courted him without thinking that they belong to the same-sex. It is said that until now they are still together and happy living in Mt.Madjaas in Panay.(Filipino Mythology) Ayon sa ibang kwento, naakit ng kagandahan ng buwan si Sidapa (Diyos ng Kamatayan). Niligawan niya ito nang hindi iniisip na pareho ang kanilang kasarian. Sinasabing hanggang ngayon ay magkasama pa rin sila at masayang…

Libulan, God of the Moon, Patron God of Homosexuality - The Philippines Today

Libulan, God of the Moon, Patron God of Homosexuality. According to other stories, Sidapa (God of Death) was attracted to the beauty of the moon.