Philippine mythology is the body of stories and epics originating from, and part of, the indigenous Philippine folk religions, which include various ethnic faiths distinct from one another.
What exactly is Philippine mythology?
Philippine mythology refers to the body of myths, tales, and belief systems held by Filipinos (composed of more than a hundred ethnic peoples in the Philippines), originating from various cultures and traditions of the peoples of what eventually became the Philippines.
How many Philippine mythology are there?
There are over a hundred distinct pantheons in the Philippines. Some ethnic groups have pantheons ruled by a supreme deity (or deities), while others revere ancestor spirits and/or the spirits of the natural world, where there is a chief deity but consider no deity supreme among their divinities.
Who is the God of the Filipinos?
|An illustration depicting Bathala, a Diwata and the bird Sarim|
How early did Filipinos see God?
First, Filipinos believed in the existence of parallel spirit world, which was invisible but had an influence on the visible world. Second, Filipinos believed that there were spirits (anito) everywhere – ranging from the high creator gods to minor spirits that lived in the environment such as trees or rocks or creeks.
What is kapre Filipino?
Philippines. In Philippine folklore, the kapre is a creature that may be described as a tree giant, being a tall (7 to 9 ft), dark-coloured, hairy, and muscular creature. Kapres are also said to have a very strong body odour and to sit in tree branches to smoke.