Tik Tik, the Filipino Supernatural Folklore | HubPages


Dec 20, 2008 · Filipino culture and history always had a spot for aswangs but descriptions vary in different regions of the country, the tiktik is one of the more popular varieties, along with the "manananggal" a creature that becomes birdlike after spouting wings while severing the upper part of its body from the lower part.

Dwende: Philippine Mythology and Folklore


A dwende, or 'old man on the mound'is a dwarf creature who lives in the woods, in an anthill or old houses in a remote areas. The dwende resembles a very small, old man with a …

Filipino Folk Music – World Federation of Music Therapy


Filipino Folk Music The Philippines is located in Southeast Asia and is an incredibly diverse nation in terms of language, religion, ethnicity and geography. The Philippines is the third largest English speaking country in the world with a population of more than 90 million people and an annual growth rate of around 2%, making it one of the ...

Top 10 Scariest Local Filipino Monsters in the Philippines ...


They are small, child-like creatures who dwell in houses, trees, underground, mounds, and rural areas. Duwende usually comes out at noon for about an hour, and at night. They can be good or mischievous, depending on how you treat them. Thus, the expression “Tabi, tabi po” is often used to give respect to the presence of duwendes. Keep on losing things the moment you need them, only to find them later on? Maybe you just got “Punk’d” by a …

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Philippine mythology - Wikipedia


Among the mythical creatures of Philippine mythology are as follow:
  • aswang – a bracket term for various monster races with numerous forms and aspects such as...
  • tikbalang – a race of muscular men with head and hooves of a horse from Tagalog...
  • pugot – originally a strange race with varying capabilities and missing parts such as a head...

Filipino Folklore: The Legend of the Pineapple


The Legend of the Pineapple (Ang Alamat ng Pinya) By Storytelling Philippines Filipino Folklore Filipino Folk Tale Philippine Legend Stories Philippine Folk Stories Once upon a time, there was a woman who lived with her daughter Pina in a tiny hut in the village. They were poor, and the mother worked day and night to make both ends meet.

The Boy who Became a Stone - A Filipino folktale


Filipino folktale One day a little boy named Elonen sat out in the yard making a bird snare, and as he worked, a little bird called to him: “Tik-tik-lo-den” (come and catch me). “I am making a snare for you,” said the boy; but the bird continued to call until the snare was finished.

List of Philippine Folk Dances | LoveToKnow


Filipino Folk Dance Steps; Filipino Culture and Traditions; The Itik-Itik. The best description of the Itik-Itik is that the steps mimic the way a duck walks, as well as the way it splashes water on its back to attract a mate. According to popular tradition, the dance was created by a lady named Kanang who choreographed the steps while dancing ...

Philippine Folklore Stories: How the World Was Made


Philippine Folklore Stories, by John Maurice Miller, [1904], at sacred-texts.com. HOW THE WORLD WAS MADE. This is the ancient Filipino account of the creation. Thousands of years ago there was no land nor sun nor moon nor stars, and the world was only a great sea of water, above which stretched the sky. ...

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Welcome to the Filipino folktales page!


  1. Tinguian - Introduction. 1.Aponibolinayen and the Sun. 2.Aponibolinayen. 3.Gawigawen of Adasen. …
  2. Igorot - Introduction. 24.The Creation. 25.The Flood Story. 26.Lumawig on Earth. 27.How the First …
  3. Wild Tribes of Mindanao - Introduction. Bukidnon. 31.How the Moon and Stars Came to Be. 32.The …
  4. Moro - Introduction. 43.Mythology of Mindanao. 44.The Story of Bantugan.

(PDF) Filipino Folklore Revisited - ResearchGate


Filipino Folklore Revisited. September 2011. ... The Filipino youth, especially, are more concerned with looking forward as the rest of the world hastens toward a technological future. We do not ...

Filipino Folk Dance Steps | LoveToKnow


As the best known and most popular dance of the Phillipines, Tinikling is the country's national dance. To perform Tinikling, two dancers beat, tap, and slide bamboo poles on the ground. The bamboo serves as both a percussion instrument and a part of the dance itself. Tinikling can be tricky because both primary dancers must move quickly to avoid getting a foot caught by the fast-moving poles. Click on the images below for printable P…

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The Gods and Goddesses - Philippines Mythology and Folklore


Maria Cacao, Maria Makiling, and Maria Sinukuan are mountain goddesses (or fairies) with their own separate jurisdictions. The most famous of the three, Maria Makiling, is the guardian of Mount Makiling, located in Laguna. The mountain is said to resemble the profile of a woman, perhaps of Maria herself. Maria Cacao watches over Mount Lantoy in ...

Philippine Folklore Stories: Miller, John Maurice ...


Overall good Filipino folklore, although a good number are rooted in Spanish colonization. Lacking depth and breadth in terms of indigenous stories and myths. Also lacking the more commonly told stories such as the makahiya plant or the origin of the pineapple, which are commonly told myths in the Philippines.

Creation Myths from the Philippines


Source: John Maurice Miller, Philippine Folklore Stories (Boston: Ginn and Company, 1904), pp. 57-64. Preface by John Maurice Miller (or his editor): As these stories are only legends that have been handed down from remote times, the teacher must impress upon the minds of the children that they are myths and are not to be given credence; otherwise the imaginative minds of the native children ...

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