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Philippine Legends, Myths and Superstitions

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stories of ancient Philippine mythology include deities, creation stories, mythical creatures, and beliefs. List of gods in Philippine Mythology. Philippine Mythology, Philippine Art, Filipino Art, Filipino Culture, Filipino Tattoos, World Mythology, Greek Mythology, Myths & Monsters, Religion

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Duwende - These are small creatures, much like goblins or dwarfs, living underground. They may be kind or mischievous, depending on how the person has treated them, and like to be left alone. Filipinos believe that uttering "tabi-tabi po" before entering Magical Creatures, Fantasy Creatures, Myth Stories, Creepy Stories, Ghost Stories, Philippine Mythology, Vikings, Filipino Culture, Legends And Myths

Here's a Rich Treasure Trove of Philippines Legends and Myths

Do spirits and divinities live in remote hills? Do fairies bless and fulfill innocent wishes? Which of these stories are inseparably-related to Philippines, and are believed generation after generation? The Philippine culture is truly a potpourri of different groups, who brought with them a rich treasure-trove of myths and legends.

Berberoka- Philippine folklore: a female swamp creature. She sucks in water to expose a school of fish that would attract a fisherman. When one arrived she would hose him down with all the water she sucked out. She would drown him and then eat him whole. Mythological Creatures, Fantasy Creatures, Mythical Creatures, Swamp Creature, Beast Creature, Philippine Mythology, Alien Character, Legends And Myths, Berber

Berberoka- #Philippine #folklore: a female #swamp creature. She sucks in water to expose a school of fish that would attract a fisherman. When one arrived she would hose him down with all the water she sucked out. She would drown him and then eat him whole. #legend #myth #superstition #superstitious #belief #monster #Philippines #Philippine #Pinoy #Pilipinas #Asian #Asia #Pinoy

Siguanaba- Filipino myth: a seeming woman with long black hair that teased men into coming closer, but when she turned to face them, she had the face of a horse. If they didnt die of fright right then and there, she would touched them and drive them mad. Mythological Creatures, Mythical Creatures, Philippine Mythology, Horse Skull, National Geographic Photography, Myths & Monsters, Legends And Myths, Cryptozoology, Deities

Siguanaba- #Filipino #myth: a seeming woman with long black hair that teased men into coming closer, but when she turned to face them, she had the face of a #horse. If they didn't die of fright right then and there, she would touch them and drive them mad. #legend #Philippines #Pilipinas #Pinas #Pinoy# Asia #Asian #Philippine #belief #superstition #superstitious

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#Kapre is the #Filipino equivalent of a tree #demon with more human characteristics. It is described as a dirty, dark giant (around 7 to 9 ft tall) who hides and lives within and atop large trees, particularly old trees such as balete (or banyan), acacia, or mango trees. This creature loves to smoke huge rolls of cigars or tobaccos. Unlike other #supernatural beings, the kapre does not harm human; instead, it is a “friendly” creature who loves to fool around. #Philippines #legend #myth…

Tikbalang is a creature of Philippine myth said to lurk in the mountains and forests of the Philippines. It is generally described as a tall, bony humanoid creature with disproportionately long limbs, to the point that its knees reach above its head when Humanoid Creatures, Weird Creatures, Fantasy Creatures, Mythical Creatures, Philippine Mythology, Lago Ness, Myths & Monsters, Philippines Culture, Legends And Myths

Underworld Creatures Gallery 5

Here's the last set of pictures from Ian Balba's thesis about creatures from Philippine mythology. All of these sculptures and pictures were made by Ian. (And how I wish this wasn't the last set!) tahamaling tiyanak tikbalang tikbalang tikbalang Underworld Creatures Gallery 1: http://tresekomix.blogspot.com/2010/12/underworld-creatures-gallery-1.html Underworld Creatures Gallery 2: http://tresekomix.blogspot.com/2010/12/underworld-creatures-gallery-2.html Underworld Creatures Gallery 3…

The Batibat or Bangungot is a vengeful spirit found in Ilocano folklore - blamed as the cause of the fatal nocturnal disease called bangungot or SUNDS Mythological Creatures, Mythical Creatures, Philippine Mythology, Female Demons, Myths & Monsters, Supernatural Beings, Merfolk, Custom Action Figures, Fantasy Rpg

Underworld Creatures Gallery 2

Here are more of Ian Balba's sculptures, which are all part of his creatures of Philippine myth college thesis. This set of pictures have the sculptures in different settings. Again, very beautiful, very detailed, very freaky work! Reminds me of those dioramas in the Ayala Museum. How I'd love to wander a dimly-lit gallery and just get lost in this fantastic, dark underworld. aswang baconaua balbal batibat BATIBAT: Typically described an obese woman. They are creatures who live in trees and…

Aswang is a mythical creature in Filipino folklore. The aswang is an inherently evil vampire-like creature and is the subject of a wide variety of myths and stories, the details of which vary greatly. Philippine Mythology, The Crow, Myths & Monsters, Legends And Myths, Legendary Creature, Cryptozoology, Urban Legends, Mythological Creatures, Magical Creatures

Aswang Rampant in Capiz

Aswang Rampant in Capiz Aswang Description of aswang Sometimes aswang is the generic term applied to all types of mythological creatures, ghosts, manananggals, tiktik, tikbalang and monsters. Though the aswang is often confused with manananggal, they are different creatures. There are also characteristics and features that the Aswang also varies from Filipino to Filipino. Aswang comes from the dreams of sex. Superstitions Aside from entertainment value, mothers are said to tell their…

Bungisngis is a giant cyclops in Philippine folklore. This giant, purported to dwell in Meluz, Orion, Bataan, is described as is always The literal meaning of the name Bungingis is derived from the Tagalog word ngisi which means "to giggle". Magical Creatures, Fantasy Creatures, Philippine Mythology, Myths & Monsters, Philippines Culture, Legends And Myths, Urban Legends, Mythological Creatures, Fantastic Beasts

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Too often throughout the busy final weeks of the year, we fail to remember and to take a moment to appreciate the time of year. Bearing th. New Years Eve Traditions, Pancit, Holidays Around The World, Pinoy Food, Filipino Recipes, Merry Christmas And Happy New Year, New Years Eve Party, Holiday Parties, New Recipes

Every New Year’s Eve, most Filipinos gather 12 round fruits to bring forth blessings in the coming year. It has to be twelve ~ one for each month, and round-shaped for: Prosperity, Health, Success, Abundance, Love, Wealth, Good Luck, Peace, Safety, Friendship, Family and Happiness. #Philippines #Pilipinas #Pinoy #Pinas #Philippine #Filipino #belief #Filipina #Pilipino #superstitions #superstitiousbelief #fruits #NewYear #holiday #tradition #culture

Tiyanak is another Filipino mythical monster. This monster takes the form of a sweet innocent baby. Some claim that tiyanaks always comes in pairs, and they are the spirit of twins who died at birth. The Descent, Urban Legends, Writing Inspiration, Mythical Creatures, Yahoo Images, Folklore, Mythology, Philippines, The Past

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Tiyanak is another Filipino mythical monster. This monster takes the form of a sweet innocent baby. Some claim that tiyanaks always comes in pairs, and they are the spirit of twins who died at birth. #tiyanak #mythicalcreatures #Philippines

Diwata Description Diwata , engkantada (from Spanish: encantada , " enchantress, charmed ") or engkanto(from Spanish: encanto , "spel. Fairy Dust, Fairy Tales, Philippine Mythology, Water Fairy, Believe, Under The Moon, The Son Of Man, Fantasy Setting, Soothing Colors

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Diwata Description Diwata,engkantada(from Spanish: encantada, "enchantress, charmed") or engkanto(from Spanish: encanto, "spell, incantation, charm") are fairies, nymphs, goddesses or enchanted persons who are believed to guard natural creations such as forests, seas, mountains, land and air. Diwatas are said to reside in large trees, such as acasia and balete. They are the guardian sprits of nature, bringing blessings or curses upon those who do good or harm to the forests and mountains…

Legend of Mount Mayon Mount Mayon is an active volcano, named after Daragang Magayon, a beautiful girl in this legend. This is a tragic love triangle between Daragang Magayon, her lover Panginorin, and her admirer Pagtuga. Philippine Mythology, Tragic Love, Philippines Culture, Legends And Myths, Active Volcano, Filipina, Pinoy, Our Lady, Mythical Creatures

Here's a Rich Treasure Trove of Philippines Legends and Myths

Do spirits and divinities live in remote hills? Do fairies bless and fulfill innocent wishes? Which of these stories are inseparably-related to Philippines, and are believed generation after generation? The Philippine culture is truly a potpourri of different groups, who brought with them a rich treasure-trove of myths and legends.

Story: Ylang Ylang, or “the flower of flowers”, received its name after a Philippine legend of a girl who vanished into thin air upon falling in love. In her place appeared a tree that had never graced the earth before. Jose Rizal, Borders For Paper, Lightroom Presets, Philippines, Love Her, Fun Facts, Interesting Facts, Earth, Pinoy

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Ylang Ylang, or “the flower of flowers”, received its name after a #Philippine #legend of a girl who vanished into thin air upon falling in love. In her place appeared a tree that had never graced the earth before. #Philippines #flower #Pilipinas #Pinoy #Pinas #Filipino #bulaklak #ilangilang

Victoria Frances the artist who made this and not Luis Royo, as someone described that this masterpiece belongs to Más Boris Vallejo, Supernatural Creatures List, Fantasy Kunst, Fantasy Art, Fantasy Witch, Witch Photos, Witch Pictures, Gothic Pictures, Witch Pics

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#Mambabarang (summoner) is a witch who uses insects and spirits to enter the body of any person they hate. A Mambabarang is a kind of a mangkukulam . They are different from Mangkukulams – the latter only inflict pain or illness. Mambabarangs use a strand of hair from their chosen victim and tie it to the bugs or worms which they will use as a medium. When they prick the bug, the victim immediately experiences the intended effect. #Philippines #mythicalcreatures