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Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B (Directed by Prime Cruz)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B is a movie that centers on our main character and our monster: Jewel. According to Philippine mythology, a  136 more words


The Legend of the Queen of all Serpents

Bakunawa is represented as a gigantic sea serpent in Philippine Mythology. Tales say that it is equivalent to a dragon and believed to be the cause of eclipses known as the “Moon Eater”. 158 more words

Adventure Books

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 I love how it can encompass all sorts of themes that may be outdated or just won’t work in other genres: honor, duty, courage, and sacrifice. 853 more words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

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