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  • Sondayo – a hero who owns a magical flying scarf called a Monsala, which can be ridden through lightning, in Subanen mythology; he has the power to make anybody fall asleep; his life and epic is much celebrated in the sacred buklog rituals[43]
  • Manggob – a young hero raised by a giant recorded in the Diawot epic of Mansaka mythology; he wields a golden top which had the power to bring dreams into reality; his journey focuses on his search for the golden top and his long-lost sister[44][45]
  • Silungan Baltapa – a noble and sinless hero from Sama-Dilaut mythology; his life is mostly about his "voyages" at sea, noting the tradition of maritime journeys for the Sama (Bajau) peoples; he is believed to have 'absolute knowledge' and possesses power to speed-up time for voyages and essentially 'go anywhere' he pleases[46][47]
  • Tugawasi – a hero who controlled the wind from Labin Agta mythology; his heart beat is said to boom like thunder when he is fighting[48]
  • Tud Bulul – a hero famed as the moonspeaker as he can speak with the moon and the wind from T'boli mythology; his weapons are a sword named K'filan, which can stretch to one million lakes and seas, and a shield named K'lung, made out of hardened wood[48]
  • Agyu – a powerful hero whose journey is recorded in the Ulaging epic of Talaandig and Manobo mythologies of Bukidnon, while his clan's story is recorded in the Ulangihan epic of Manobo mythology of Livungan Valley; he navigates the sky through his floating ship named Sarimbar/Salimbal[48]
  • Laon and Kan – Laon was a king of Negros from Hiligaynon mythology; he owns a head cloth named Birang, which can produce any material or food the wielder wants; Kan was a youthful hero and intimate friend and lover of Laon; Together, they slayed a dragon-like monster living it present-day Kanlaon volcano[48]
  • Bantugen – his life and journeys are recorded in the Darangen chants, which has been inscribed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists, from Maranao mythology; he owns a magic Bangka which can navigate like a submarine and he can also travel the sky, walk on water, and summon ancestral spirits[48][49]
  • Indarapata and Sulayman – brothers who have slayed numerous monsters from Maguindanao mythology; they own a sentient kris named Juru Pakal and a sacred plant which notifies Indarapata if Sulayman has passed away[48]
  • Lumalindaw – a powerful combat musician from Ga'dang mythology; he owns an ayoding, a musical instrument which guides him in making decisions, and a bolo, which produces light and music when swang[48]
  • Tuwaang – a craftsman hero from Manobo mythology; he can speak with the wind, ride on lightning, and use a magical flaming skein[48]
  • Baltog, Handyong and Bantong – heroes who have slayed numerous monsters and recorded in the Ibalong epic from Bicolano mythology; they taught various agricultural techniques and crafts to the Bicolano people[50][49]
  • Aliguyon – a powerful hero recorded in the Hudhud chants, which has been inscribed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists, from Ifugao mythology; his three-year war with Pumbakhayon ended with a peace pact due to both warriors' admiration for each other's capabilities[50][49]
  • Labaw Dangon, Humadapnon and Dumalapdap – demigod sibling heroes recorded in the Hinilawod/Sugidanon epic from Suludnon mythology; their romantic saga inspired various art forms in Panay[51][49]
  • Ligi Wadagan and Ayo – heroes from the Dulimaman epics of Itneg mythology; Lidi Wadagan, also called Agimlang, is known for his resoluteness in defense of his community[52], while Ayo, whose full name is "Ayo, si babei nga Dulimaman" and referred simply as Apo, is known for her unsurpassed fistfight combat skills and devotion to protect her family[53]
  • Kudaman – a strong hero from Pala'wan mythology; he has the power to revive the dead by spitting them with chewed betel nut; has a purple heron named Linggisan, who he uses for transportation[54]
  • Banna – a hero of Dulawon recorded in the Ullalim epic of Kalinga mythology; slayed numerous powerful beings and is celebrated in various Kalinga occasions such as Bodong peace pacts[55]
  • Urang Kaya Hadjiyula – a freedom-loving hero of Jolo recorded in the Parang Sabil (Sword of Honor) epic of Tausūg mythology; his life and journey in all facets glorifies the Tausūg's love for freedom, dignity, and honor seen in the tradition of kamaruan[56][47]

Mythical races and monstersEdit

  • ta-awi – a race of monsters that can travel faster than wind from Marano beliefs; has a thunderous voice and cannibalistic nature but cannot digest eyeballs[42][57]
  • tagamaling – a race of ogre-like creatures that become cannibalistic every other month from Bagobo beliefs[42][58]
  • tamahaling – a race of red-skinned earth spirits who live in balete trees; they are the keepers of animals in Bagobo mythology[42][59]
  • tamawo – a race of beautiful and tiny children-stealing beings who live in dark nunok trees in Western Visayas; they offer black rice and yellow root to children, and if the youngster accepts, he or she will disappear in human world forever[42][60]
  • tawong-lipod – a race of celestial wind and cloud beings who served as courts-folk and handmaidens of the Bicolano lunar deities, Bulan and Haliya; they are extremely loyal to the two lunar deities[42][61]
  • [tambanokano]] – a gigantic moon-swallowing crab, child of the moon and the sun, from Mandaya mythology; in Manobo mythology, the tambanokano is instead a gigantic tarantula or scorpion[42][62]
  • tayho – a hybrid race of centaur-like beings with an animal-looking face living Western Visayas; stories tell that the race is a hybrid between a female water buffalo and a giant male agta[42][63]
  • thalon – a race of obscure dog-like beings with human feet living in Zamboanga Del Sur; the males of the race are simple trickster spirits, while the females are terrible man-eating beasts[64][65]
  • tibsukan – a race of piglet-like creatures with long snouts from Suludnon beliefs; disturbing a tibsukan will cause illnesses[42][66]
  • kugtong – a race of gigantic man-eating fishes from Cebuano myths which bring good luck to its caretakers[67]
  • arimaonga – a gigantic, four legged, and tiger-like creature which seeks to swallow the moon from Maranao mythology[42][68]
  • tigbanua – a race of dark spirits with one eye, tall and lean bodies, and long necks that can twist by 180 degrees from Bagobo beliefs; sometimes hunt in groups, dismembering a victim immediately using sharp claws; said to be afraid of dogs[42][69]
  • timu-timu – a race of ape-like ogres which can chew an entire human skull whole; lives in Iloilo province[42][70]
  • tinakchi – a race of mysterious and highly-respected mountain-dwelling nature beings from Kalinga mythology; they are known as the "people who can’t be seen" and live in the sacred Mount Kechangon of Lubuagan; the powers of the tinakchi are mysterious even for the Kalinga people; some accounts tell that the sacred beings can use teleportation and invisibility at will[71]
  • tiyu-an – a race of human-transforming monsters who suck its victims through a thin proboscis from its mouth; lives in Capiz and is said to be the actual 'slaves' of a "pet" puppy which never ages; the puppy of each tiyu-an are the actual masters of the tiyu-an, and is passed on from generation to generation; the puppy notifies the tiyu-san "slave" when they should eat[42][72]
  • tulayhang – mud crab-like creatures from Suludnon beliefs; disturbing them will causes illnesses
  • ugaw – a race of swift doll-like beings that steals rice from Pangasinan mythology[42][73]
  • bawa – a gigantic bird living in a sky cave in Western Visayas; attempts to swallow the moon[42][74]
  • kahoynon – a race of extremely attractive forest-folks; they have the ability to become invisible and live in a parallel human existence from Waray mythology[42][75]
  • kamanan-daplak – a race of tiny people who leaves small flowers beside infants who are left alone in Sambal beliefs[42][76]
  • kaperosa – female ghosts who wear flowing white robes or gowns originating from Tagalog beliefs; the most popular kaperosas are the white lady of Balete Drive and the white lady of Laocan Road[42][77]
  • katambay – a race of tall and muscular guardian spirits who protect mankind in Bicolano beliefs[42][78]
  • kibaan – a race of mischievous fair-skinned people with golden hair from Ilokano beliefs[42][79]
  • kimat – lightning demons who take the form a white dogs in Itneg beliefs[42][80]
  • kiwig – a strange race of beings that looks like a stooped dog, cat or pig with fiery eyes and coarse tangled hair from Aklanon mythology[42][81]
  • laki – a race of satyr-like beings from Bicolano mythology; likes to scare children through shrilling but are generally harmless[42][82]
  • lambana – a race of small fairy-like beings with butterfly or dragonfly wings from Tagalog beliefs; some of their faces are beautiful, while some are goblin-like[42][83]
  • lewenri – a race of handsome and music-loving people who appear to boys and girls by moonlight in Romblon beliefs[84]
  • malakat – a race of cannibalistic beasts who in human form are attractive, until they attack and transform to beasts with fiery eyes, flowing saliva, sharp long nails, and hairy bodies from Waray beliefs; their hair grows into the nose, ears, eyes and mouth of its victim[42][85]
  • mameleu – a gigantic two-horned sea serpent with a thirty fathoms-long body and head as large as that of a water buffalo; fire is said to torch out from its eyes; lives in Western Visayas[42][86]
  • mansalauan – a race of large birds who eyes like carbuncle, head of a lizard, hairy tail, harp tongue, and feet the size of a man's but looks like a monkey's; uses its tongue to suck the bowels of victims from Cebuano beliefs[42][87]
  • mantahungal – a race of hornless beasts with cow-like bodies, shaggy coat of hair, and monstrous mouth with two pairs of huge tusk-like incisors from Tagbanwa beliefs[42][88]
  • mantiw – a race of thirty-foot giants living in Western Visayas; generally peaceful but gets irritated when you whistle with them[42][89]
  • marcupo – a race of large snakes with a prominent red crest, long tongue with thorn-like hairs, sharp tusks and forked tail; believs to live in mountain tops in Western Visayas[42][90]
  • muwa – a race of hoard-loving beings with long, kinky, greasy hair from Suludnon beliefs; lives in bamboo palaces within bamboo groves; despite eating humans, they are said to be civilized beings[42][91]
  • palasekan – a race of invisible tree spirits who whistle to convey messages for people to stay home at night; Ilongot beliefs tell that the palasekans are offended when their tree-homes are destroyed[42][92]
  • popo – a race of tall and slender beings who snorts a lot; Bicolano beliefs tells that their eyes can drain the energy of people, causing pain and even death[93]
  • ragit-ragit – a race of tiny beings who cannot wink and are generally immortals; Romblon beliefs tell that only babies can see ragit-ragits[42][94]
  • sangkabagi – a being who uses a flying boat at night in search of corpses he would put in the underworld from Ilokano beliefs[42][95]
  • siring – a race of ugly men with curly hair and long nails from Bagobo belies; loves impersonating people to capture an impersonated person's loved ones[42][96]
  • kedu – a huge serpent from Marano mythology which seeks to swallow the sun and moon[42][97]
  • busiso – a race of gigantic fishes which can swallow entire boats from Subanen beliefs; centuries-old chants are still being sang about the creatures; lives in Lake Wood in Zamboanga del Sur[98]
  • triburon – monster sharks or rays with wings used for flying in the sky; in Bicolano mythology, the triburons were tamed by the epic hero Handyong[99]
  • ugkoy – a race of river-dwelling beings usually seen during floods from Waray mythology; like a crocodile, they drag victims by their feet into the river[42][100]
  • umangob – a race of dog-like ghouls that consumes only the big toes and thumb of corpses from Ifugao beliefs[42][101]
  • ungloc – a race of black-colored giants who can trasnsform children into coconuts for later consumption; lives in Western Visayas[42][102]
  • laho – a huge serpent from Kapampangan mythology which seeks to swallow the moon[42][103]
  • olimaw – a gigantic winged phantom dragon-serpent from Ilokano mythology; seeks to swallow the moon[104]
  • sawa – a huge serpent monster from Tagalog and Ati mythologies; attempts to swallow the moon[105][106]
  • buwaya – sacred crocodiles with a skin-covered tomb on their back; serves as psychopomps in Tagalog mythology[107]
  • samal naga – a gigantic trapped dragon in the milky way; will be freed and devour all those not faithful to their respective deities in Samal mythology[108]
  • bukaw – a race of doll-like people with golden hair from Tagalog mythology; their homeland is the island of Marinduque[42][109]
  • calanget – a race of small earth spirits regarded as the true owners of land in Gaddang beliefs[42][110]
  • camana – a race of shape-shifters who dwell in gloomy places and assume the form of small animals or becomes invisible[42][111]
  • daruanak – a giant turtle-like but hairy sea monster from Bicolano mythology[42][112]
  • gaki – a gigantic crab that is said to be the causer of earthquakes in Bontoc beliefs[113]
  • garuda – a race of winged monsters who live beneath the sea; had big teeth and huge talons that can carry six men in Maranao beliefs[42][114]
  • gawigawen – a race of six-headed giants who wield spears and a head-axes the size of half the sky in Itneg mythology[42][115]
  • ibingan – a gigantic many-horned red serpent with a prominent crest on its head and dorsal fin on its back; the venomous monsters guards a certain cave in Bicolano mythology[42][116]
  • kagkag – a race of ghouls that comes out at moon rise and moon set; they are repulsed by seaweed and spices according to Romblon mythology[42][117]


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