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Lam-ang grappling the Berkakan

Biag ni Lam-ang (Life of Lam-ang) was a pre-Hispanic epic poem handed down from generation to generation by Ilocano people of the Philippines until it was written down by the legendary Ilocano poet, Pedro Bucaneg, around 1630. 671 more words

Featured Writings

K.S. Villoso, author of Jaeth's Eye

Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?

I love the scope and flexibility of epic fantasy. I love how it can encompass all sorts of themes that may be outdated or just won’t work in other genres: honor, duty, courage, and sacrifice. 853 more words

Author Interview

The Banwaanon of the Water Marsh

Back in the early days, hidden behind the end of the third mountain so that they were able to hide their art, snugly hidden away from the roads built by the Colonizers, very far away from the lofty pyramids of Egypt, and the long roads of Rome, lie a little barrio who were quite content on their own. 2,745 more words

Wayside Stories

Bathalang Maykapal

Bathala is the supreme god of the Tagalog Pantheon in the ancient Philippines before the Spanish Colonial Period. Some of his alternative names are Batala, Badhala, Maykapal, Molayri, etc.  2,243 more words

Philippine Mythology


Here’s another piece in the tradition of Balladeer’s Blog’s guides to my examinations of the epic myths about Nayanazgeni, the Navajo War God and Pele & Hi’iaka, the Hawaiian volcano goddess and her sister. 392 more words

Balladeer's Blog

Mystery Blogger Award, Part 2.... and Philippine mythology

Renxkyoko Iglesias here, hello there ! !

First off, I would like to thank Nayana Nair  for giving me an award, The Mystery Blogger Award. However, I have to forego  the rules and  just answer… 481 more words

Random Thoughts

REVIEW: Wounded Little Gods by Eliza Victoria

I have always been fascinated with folklore and mythology. There is just something really attractive with all the power and knowledge that these creatures and gods have, and still, they manage to find a way to fuck it up. 1,180 more words

Book Review