Articles with the tag "Dweller" (2)

One of the many joys I have in running The Aswang Project blog is reading the messages and emails I receives from curious minds. These often become the inspiration for future posts. In my short documentary, “Kapre: The Tree Dweller”, I traced back the first use of the term “cafre” being used to name mythical creatures. It turns out that, what would become a blanket term for dark tree-dwelling beings throughout the Philippines, was first applied to the Ilocano spirit/creature, the Pugot.
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Published on 28/01/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Mythology & folklore
Tags: Agta, Dweller, Kapre, Pugot
Have you ever wondered why children are often reminded by their parents and older relatives to say “tabi tabi po”whenever they walk near anthills and termite mounds?
The answer lies in the belief that a race of little people called nuno sa punso reside in these mounds of soil. Since these little people are normally not visible to the human eye, saying the expression is a way of asking them to be on the side to avoid accidentally hitting them while you walk near their homes.
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Published on 28/01/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Mythology & folklore
Tags: Dweller, Mound, nuno sa punso