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The Hud-Hud is about the life and heroism of the native Ifugao. The most prominent and well admired native Ifugao is Aliguyon of the Gohandan tribe. Aliguyon possessed strange power and strength. He had the ability to travel to far away places without the need to rest, eat or sleep. He could also arrive in a place, after a long journey without feeling tired. Aliguyon had never been beaten in any fight or battle. He could catch and face any weapon from the air, and he could defeat his avenging foes. In the beginning, Aliguyon only wanted to kill the enemies of his father. But after learning that his father didn't have enemies, Aliguyon was advised by his father to just use his strength and power to win a female rightful to become his wife and companion in life. One extraordinary event in Aliguyon's life was his duel against Pumbakhayon, a warrior who had the same fighting strength and skills as Aliguyon. Pumbakhayon was from a nearby tribe called Daligdigan. Aliguyon and Pumbakhayon had a duel that lasted a year and a half. After a brief intermission, the two resumed their fight which lasted for another year and a half. Eventually, both men realized that they will not be able to beat each other. Therefore, they made a simple arrangement. Aliguyon agreed to marry Bugan, a sister of Pumbakhayon. While Pumbakhayon married Aginaya, a sister of Aliguyon. The arrangement unified the tribes of Gohandan and Daligdigan. Here ended the story of the Hud-Hud epic.
In one story. So the giant used his magical powers and threw a flaming bar at the hero. he rode a lightning to the land of Pinanggayungan and later. Tuwaang and the giant fought but it was an even match. .Bagobo epic poetry The Bagobo tribe has an epic hero named Tuwaang (Tatuwang) Tuwaang was a brave and strong warrior with various powers. our hero escaped this ordead and used his own magical ability to call the wind to fan the flames and let the giant be engulfed by the flames. met the maiden of the Buhong Sky who was running away from the young man of Pangumanon: A giant with great vigor. Entwining itself at Tuwaang.
he got tired and fell on to the water. these epic poetries were similar to those of that Homer·s Iliad and Odyssey. Several nights were needed to recite the twenty five beautiful chapters. Bantugan owned a magic shield. was protectedby divine spirits called "Tonongs" and was capable of rising from the dead. thinking he was dead.MINDANAO epic poetry The people of Mindanao had rich literatures that exist only in their minds and memories. There is also an episode. Once his enemies attacked Bembaran. Prince Bantugan was the brother of the chieftain of a village called Bumbaran. but he regained his strength. it might be studied for it·s esthetic values alone. is about a warrior-prince called Bantugan. The Darangan is one of the oldest and longest Philippine Epic poetries. Just like the chronicles of the Trojan War. so these can be studied by the public.. There were also ´Darangan epic poetries that relates stories of wars about abducted princesses. one of them. Only recently that these epic poetries were put in writing. Soon. . Locally called "Darangan". where Prince Bantugan was on a quest and fought his enemies with his magic Kampilan (Native sword). sung in it·s original. escaped his captors. Bantugan·s soul was recovered and he saved the village. A crocodile delivered him to his enemies. possessed a sustained beauty and dignity. The Darangan. and commands an oar less ship and won the battle. The Darangan tells of the sentimental and romantic adventures of noble warriors. In the nick of time.
they ventured into the night and across the wide ocean. Datu Puti along with other nine chieftains plans to leave Borneo. they have reached the islands of Panay and befriended with the natives called Aetas. The "Hari sa Bukid" of Negros is a mythical epic of Kanlaon (Kan comes from a Persian word "Khan" meaning "King" and "Laon" from a Malay word meaning "Ancient. The "Legend of the Ten Datus (chieftains)" narrates about the forefathers of the Filipinos and the story of ten Bornean chieftains who escaped the cruel regime of Sultan Makatunaw. He had super natural powers and guardian spirits to protect him. His most exciting adventure was his search for Nagmalitong Yawa: A beautiful maiden whom he saw in his dream. It is a collection of rules of conduct told in the form of heroic tales. At first.Visayan epic poetry The Maragtas Chronicles of Panay is a history of rulers of the island from the time of the Ten Malay Datus (rulers) that settled from Borneo. Riding their native boats. sailed amidst dangerous seas. Soon. Aklan and Antique also from Panay. He boarded his golden boat. ´Humadapnonµ was of divine ancestry. The Aetas are quite friendly and decides to sell a piece of their land to the ten chieftains. Finally. and was captured by an enchantress/engkantada. The chieftains gave the Aetas leader. the chieftains and Aetas lived in peace and harmony. Marikudo a golden Salakot (Native head piece) After this. he found and won the love of Nagmalitong Yawa.") and "Hinilawod" an epic poem made by the early inhabitants of Iloilo. The hero of Hinilawod. the ten rulers and their families were afraid that they might perish in the middle of the sea. . The Haraya is another epic poem from Panay.