BAYBAYAN: EPIC MYTH OF THE PHILIPPINES

Philippines Map 3Here’s another piece in the tradition of Balladeer’s Blog’s guides to my examinations of the epic myths about Nayanazgeni, the Navajo War God and Pele & Hi’iaka, the Hawaiian volcano goddess and her sister.

I. PART ONE – After Baybayan’s miraculous birth and rapid growth the demigod travels the Philippines performing miracles and gathering a huge band of followers around him. Soon, the day of apocalyptic danger arrives. CLICK HERE   

II. PART TWO – As Baybayan performs a multitude of wedding ceremonies for his disciples all the merriment ends with the arrival of the gigantic, world-destroying monster called the Makadingding. CLICK HERE  

III. PART THREE – After the Makadingding is slain by Baybayan’s prize disciple Alisngaran a great feast is served from the flesh of the dead boar-monster. Eventually Baybayan and his followers head off to rendezvous with the vessel being sent to deliver them to Skyland, the home of the gods. CLICK HERE 

IV. PART FOUR – As Baybayan and his followers try to reach the summit of Mount Palaopao to rendezvous with the Salimbal, the ship of the gods, the forces of evil animate all plant and animal life on the mountain to try to keep the demigod and his band from their goal. CLICK HERE

V. PART FIVE – As the ship of the supreme god Magbabaya arrived at the top of Mount Palaopao each of Baybayan’s followers had to pass a deadly test to ensure they were truly pure of spirit. Only if they passed could they board the Salimbal. CLICK HERE 

VI. PART SIX – On the journey to Skyland the Salimbal faces danger from an army of three-eyed giants and also from a multitude of dragons. CLICK HERE 

VII. PART SEVEN – On board the Salimbal Baybayan creates the very first Maya birds, while back on Earth his prize disciple Alisngaran battled a trio of three-eyed giants running amok. CLICK HERE

VIII. PART EIGHT – All plots and subplots are wrapped up as Baybayan and his remaining followers overcome all obstacles and reach Skyland. CLICK HERE

FOR ANOTHER EPIC MYTH CLICK HERE:  https://glitternight.com/2013/03/17/iroquois-epic-myth-hodadeion/

FOR SIMILAR ARTICLES AND MORE OF THE TOP LISTS FROM  BALLADEER’S BLOG CLICK HERE:  https://glitternight.com/top-lists/

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2 responses to “BAYBAYAN: EPIC MYTH OF THE PHILIPPINES

  1. I like when you do this kind of list cause it makes it easier to read every part in order.

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