Philippine gods and goddesses of the ancient Visayas. Ancient Visayan Deities in Philippine Mythology
In ancient Philippine mythology, Mayari is the one-eyed moon-goddess of war, revolution, beauty and strength- daughter of the chieftain of the gods, Bathala, and a mortal woman, Mayari battled with her brother Apolaki, over who would rule the...
In Tagalog mythology, Mapulon was the god of seasons. F. Landa Jocano, in the book “Outline of Philippine Mythology,” described Mapulon as one of the lesser divinities assisting Bathala.#FilipiKnow #PhilippineMythology
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Philippine Mythology. Nuno sa punso - a dwarf-like being believed to live in anthills and termite mounds. Nuno sa punso are sometimes interchangeable with the duwende, but unlike the latter, these beings are described as having a short-tempered and grumpy demeanor (especially if its home is disturbed).
N is for Nuno sa Punso - A "Nuno" or "Nuno sa Punso" is a dwarf-like creature. It is believed to live in an anthill or termite mound, hence its name, literally "Ancestor/Grandparent of the anthill". The Nuno is described to be a small old man with a long beard. The actual size of the Nuno is disputed. Some claim that it is invisible to the human eye, while others claim it is about the size of a small insect.