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“Ibalon is one of the only two epics that come from Christian Filipinos (the other one being the “Biag ni Lam-ang). The rest come from the non-Christian groups. Bantong, Handiong’s good friend, was ordered to kill the new monster in Ibalon. He took with him a thousand warriors to attack Rabot’s den. Read the following: The Three Heroes of Ibalon The epic tells the story of three Bicol heroes. Baltog, a mighty warrior of Batavara, came by chance upon the lush .

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In its oldest known text, the folk epic does not have a title. Handyong was able to domesticate the big-bodied beasts “in a short while”. He hung the gigantic jawbone on a talisay tree near his house in Tondol.

Unknown Epiic 13, nang 2: The dagatnong originally came from Kotmong. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Rivers changed their direction and the seas waves rolled high. You are commenting using your WordPress. He came to Bikol with his followers after Baltog, and came to be the most famous of the tawong-lipod. Brought to Ligmanan, the corpse of Rabot was horrible to behold. Tinulungan siya ng kanyang kaibigang si Handiong. The Ibalon from the Bikol region. Mayaman ang lupain ng Ibalon at doon na siya nanirahan.

So, alone and unafraid, Handyong decided to look for Oryol in the heart of the forest.

With all these killings, the rivers and swamps of Ibalong turned red with blood. He followed the beautiful voice and was almost enchanted by it in his pursuit. Rabot is ugly, a liar, and had a loud voice.

The epic is celebrated through street performances and floats on Ibalong Festival in Legazpi City, Bicol region since Learn this Filipino word: Under his leadership and his laws, slaves and masters were treated equally.


The Ibalon

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When Rabot was already sleeping very soundly, Bantong came hear him.

Siya’y nanggaling pa sa lupain ng Batawara. Meaning “with only one testicle”, it refers to the effeminate black priests of Aswang’s devil-cult that had its center in the wilds of this volcano during Bikol’s epic age.

She would thwart his labors and interfere with his battle, although there were occasions when she helped fight and kill the animals infesting the place. Masaraga is believed to have been where the Sarimao had their cave.

Ibalon: A Bicolano Epic – Summer Chronicles

But Oryola wily serpent who appeared as a beautiful maiden with a seductive voice, was one whom Ibalom could not destroy. The people planted rice and because of their high regard of him, they named this rice after him. Bantong slew the monster using his bolo.

The very survival of these pre-Hispanic legends is direct proof of the vitality of Bikol culture. Si Baltog ay matanda na upang makilaban. One elusive snake, however, he failed epiic subdue despite all his effort. Upon learning of the victory of their Chief Baltog, the people prepared a feast and celebrated.

Ibalon (English version of epic from Bicol) A long, long time ago

Bikol was a land of wide plains and fertile fields; anything planted in its soil yielded bountiful harvests. In the epic, the Dagatnong settlement was said to have been swept away by the Great Flood.

Naging maunlad ang pamumuhay ng mga tao. The existence of various Bikol oral accounts focus on a curse allegedly cast against the Bikol people seem to bridge the gap between the Ibalong epic and the subsequent decline and destitution of the Bikolanos. Handiong and his men built towns. The second hero who came to the land of Ibalong was Handyong.


Soon after, Handiong came to Bikol and destroyed the wild creatures roaming the land. Soon, the earth parted, mountains sank, a lake was formed, and many towns in Ibalong were ruined. iba,on

The Ibalon (from the Bikol region) | Philippines:

Tatlong Bayani ng Epikong Bicol. They even drove away the giant and very fierce Sarimao which had very sharp fingernails. Among the enemies of Handyong and his men, the serpent Oryol was the hardest to kill. At last, as soon as he saw it, he fearlessly wrestled with it, with all his might. Nothing is mentioned about gods in the epic except perhaps in passing, Onosthe god of floodwaters. Long before Spaniards arrived in Bikol and introduced Christianity, the Bikolanos already believed in gods and supernatural beings.

This article needs more links to other articles to help integrate it into the encyclopedia. Bantong also learned that Rabot loved to sleep during the day and stayed awake at epid. Handiong and his men did not stop until they vanquished every Tiburon. Laws were set to insure protection of life and honor, and accord equality to all without distinction. Their human equivalents are believed to be those epuc take the law into their own hands, who have suffered injustice.

The volcanoes of Hantik, Kulasi and Isarog erupted. So, Bantong, the third hero was called.