*Happily cuddles the children; Paubari next to her* I shall name you Labaw Donggon, this one’s. Humadapnon and you, Dumalapdap. Buyung Paubari: My dear. The musical revolves around Labaw Donggon, a demigod in an epic poem called the Hinilawod from the island of Panay in the Philippines. It chronicles his . Hinilawod is an epic poem orally transmitted from early inhabitants of a place called Sulod in . When he reached adulthood, Labaw Donggon, the eldest of the triplets, decided to go on a quest to find himself a wife. He heard of the beauty of.

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This epic, which is orally transmitted from one generation to another, is still very much a part of the culture lwbaw the Sulod Nation in the mountains of Jamindan, Capiz. Of note is the fact that the town itself sits squarely beside the river Jalaur the ancient name of which was Halawudthe river that gave the epic its name.

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Adventures of Humadapnon chanted by Hugan-an and recorded by Dr. He brought her home and was reunited with his family. This page was last edited on 14 Novemberat Humadapnon and Nagmalitong Yawa were married soon after in Halawod. He then dragged his body away from the place and managed to escape. The production was revised to include the participation of then year-old Manilyn “Tata” Glemer, a member of the Panay Bukidnon tribe in Tapaz, Capiz.

Landa Jocano became interested in native folklore.

Philippine mythology and folklore. Landa Jocano, Metro Manila: So donggo visits her and wins her without any difficulty. Remember me on this computer. Each half turned into a whole live person.

Footer main menu About KapitBisig. This son died during odnggon and was brought back from the dead to keep Alunsina company. Humadapnon and Dumalapdap then searched for their missing brother, finding Labaw Donggon on the same fishnet in a deranged state.


This article reads more like a story than an encyclopedia entry. When he finally arrived, he asked for an audience with Anggoy Ginbitinan’s mother and asked for her hand in marriage. It chronicles his quest labaww three wives, his subsequent defeat from Saragnayan the Lord of Darknesshis salvation by his two sons, and the eventual realization of dongbon own vanity and pride being his greatest enemies.

They arrived just in time for the ceremony that will have Nagmalitong Yawa married to Buyung Sumagulung, an island fortress ruler, in a ceremony. Bathala Kan-Laon Mangindusa Kabunian.


Then he took his twang daniwan magic dagger and struck Uyutang under the armpit. Please enter your last name. Buyong Matanayon struck Humadapnon in the head, which rendered the labqw unconscious. The latter joins his brother in his magic boat and they plan their search. For seven years, Humadapnon and his crew were imprisoned in the island until Nagmalitong Yawa helped them escape by disguising as a boy.

Hinilawod is one of the many pieces of oral literature passed from one generation to the next, changed and morphed donghon the chanter to one degree donggln another as he told it to his audience. Ginbitinan warns him that he is likely to meet his young brother and that if he does, they should not fight each other. Half of the ridge became an island that is known today as Negroswhile the other half became Panay. Philippine literature Philippine folk literature Philippine epic poetry Cebuano literature Kapampangan literature Hiligaynon literature Ibanag literature Ifugao literature Ilokano literature Mindanao literature Pangasinan literature Tagalog literature Tagbanwa mythology Waray literature.

They landed on an island that was inhabited by domggon women and headed by donggn sorceress, Ginmayunan. Jocano was then introduced to Udungan’s niece, mountain singer named Hugan-an, who, after much cajoling, allowed herself to be taped recounting both her story and the Hinilawod.

Buyung Baranugon sought aid from his grandmother, Abyang Alunsina, and learned that Saragnayan’s life is contained in the body of a boar in a place called Paling Bukid. They returned to the plains and settled near the mouth of the Halawod River after the flood has subsided and lived in secrecy.


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Not long after his wedding to Ginbitinan, Labaw Donggon hears about another beautiful woman, Anggoy Doronoon, of the underworld, and conceives a desire pabaw court her. Saragnayan, instead, summoned a crowd of helpers from the underworld to defeat the young lads. However, Nagmalitong Yawa was so ashamed of agreeing to marry Buyung Sumagulung that she ran away to the underworld and donggkn the protection of her uncle Panlinugun, who is lord of the earthquake.

By invoking the power of their “pamlang”, the boat is able to soar to the Land of the Morning Sun. He travelled the hinterlands of his home island of Panay with two colleagues collecting folk songs, stories, and riddles.

However, Saragnayan could still not die. Fortunately for Alunsina and her husband, her sister, Suklang Malayon Goddess and Guardian of Happy Homes discovered the evil plot and warned them of it. Thereafter, the demigod went on third quest to the Eastern Sky.

The first object of his affections is Abyang Ginbitinan, who lives “by the mouth of Handog, by the river Halawud. Before the flood, the new couple sought refuge on a higher ground and escaped the gods’ wrath undetected. In AprilAlejo Zata recorded the epic as it was chanted by the natives of Sulod. Humadapnon had to kill an eight-headed serpent in his pursuit of Nagmalitong Yawa. Still not giving up, Labaw Donggon threw Saragnayan upwards the sky, but still the god lived.

Hinilawod is the first discovered “by accident” inwhen Filipino anthropologist F. After several months, Alunsina became pregnant with triplets. Angered by Alunsina’s decision, her suitors conspired to harm the newlywed couple.