Articles with the tag "beliefs" (10)

The stories of ancient Philippine mythology include deities, creation stories, mythical creatures, and beliefs. Ancient Philippine mythology varies among the many indigenous tribes of the Philippines. Some groups during the pre-Spanish conquest era believed in a single Supreme Being who created the world and everything in it, while others chose to worship a multitude of tree and forest deities (diwatas).
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Published on 09/01/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Mythology & folklore
Tags: beliefs, creatures, deities, Mythical
I recently found myself preparing for a ceremony that’s mandatory prior to building a house in the Philippines. Our contractor and architect gave me a list of prerequisites—the most propitious day and hour to break ground, a white-feathered native chicken to be slaughtered as a peace-offering, and a shovel for the first ceremonial dig.
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Published on 17/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Stories
Tags: beliefs, Beyond
The age of animism in our archipelago is an interesting subject that provides us clues as to how Filipinos managed to build their spirituality and the countless rituals they observed. From the most mundane to the most unusual, these rituals were not just a mindless series of intricate offerings and chanting. Like every religion, be it primitive or modern, rituals were often just as important as daily tasks performed to survive in their world. Because of rituals, the most common and important...
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Published on 30/01/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Mythology & folklore
Tags: animism, beliefs, farming, rituals
The stories of ancient Philippine mythology include deities, creation stories, mythical creatures, and folk beliefs. These vary among the many indigenous tribes of the Philippines. Some groups during the pre-Spanish conquest era believed in a single Supreme Being who created the world and everything in it, while others chose to worship a multitude of Diwatas and/or Anitos. In ancient Bicol, belief in mythical spirits , creatures, and deities were intricately combined into creation myths...
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Published on 28/01/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Mythology & folklore
Tags: beliefs, creatures, deities
There are people—whether behind a religious belief or traditional thinking—who believe in superstitions. While superstitions usually lack logical explanation or scientific ground, it doesn’t change the fact that a number of us still slightly recoil when a black cat crosses our path. And we certainly do avoid walking under a ladder (though I suspect that’s also due to it being generally unsafe to walk underneath).
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Published on 09/01/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Entertainment, Society
Tags: beliefs, people, Superstitions
Introduction: What is superstition? How it affects the life of every Filipino? Superstition is the belief in supernatural causality—that one event leads to
the cause of another without any natural process linking the two events,most are unknown origins. "Pamahiin" is actually the Filipino word for superstitious beliefs and is said to be the basis of some groups of people's way of life. Filipinos are said to have great belief in superstition.
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Published on 09/01/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Entertainment, Society
Tags: beliefs, Superstitions, Weird
1. If a person bites his tongue, it means somebody is thinking of him.

2. A girl with white spots on her fingernails is inconstant in love.

3. It is bad to sweep the floor at six o'clock in the evening for it means driving away good fortune and graces.

4. It is bad to sweep the floor when there are people playing cards or gambling because luck is being swept away.

5. One should not open an umbrella while inside a house; a centipede is likely to fall from the ceiling and he will be bitten by
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Published on 09/01/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Entertainment, Society
Tags: beliefs, fortune, Superstitions
Like in any other country, Filipinos subscribe to their own set of superstitions or pamahiin inherited from ancestors. Sure, some of these may have been influenced by other countries and cultures, but Pinoys also bring in their own flavour to the belief, making them more interesting or ridiculous-sounding, depending on how you look at it. Now there are hundreds, probably thousands, of superstitious beliefs out there, and these are only some of the more popular ones Filipinos grew up hearing.
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Published on 09/01/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Entertainment, Society
Tags: beliefs, pamahiin, Pinoy, Superstitions
The experienced Filipino architect is familiar with the common folk beliefs and usually follows them or applies these age-old guidelines in the planning of one’s dream house. Many of these beliefs are based on sound planning practices that do not have to be overly emphasized. Like, for example, orienting the building to take in the healthful effects of the rays of the morning sun by having wide windows facing the rising sun to take in the cleansing rays of sunlight during daybreak.
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Published on 26/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Society
Tags: beliefs, folk