Articles with the tag "Bikolano" (1)

Bikolano myths paint the Magindara in extremes; they are either said to be guardian deities of Bikolano fishermen, or “aswang ng dagat” who will eat adult humans but do not harm children (a sharp difference from Tagalog sirena myths that show children as their preferred sacrifices). They are briefly mentioned in the Ibalon. Beautiful but vicious creatures of the sea, they have colorful sharp scales, and enchanting voices that can lure fishermen to their deaths, or draw them to their rescue.
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Published on 28/01/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Mythology & folklore
Tags: Bikolano, Ibalon, Magindara