COSMOGONY AS FILIPINO MYTH VERSIONS
Erle Frayne D. Argonza / Ra
Philippine folklore narratives on creation practically mirror those of its ASEAN neighbors. These folklores are shared by ethnicities coming from two (2) racial groups: Malays (the dominant majority) and Polynesians (aborigines).
The Malayan Filipinos are in kinship with their neighbors, as Malays belong to the last racial families of Lemuro-Atlanteans of the 4th ‘root-race’. The Filipino Malays have their own peculiarities in the mythos narratives, which renders them as distinct in the analysis of folklorists and exegetes.
Polynesian Filipinos are of short stock, very dark brown skin hue, and curly hair. Phenotype groups are: Agta, Atta, Remontado, Dumagat, and related tribes. Remember that the ancient 3rd ‘root-race’ Lemurians were giants, with heights reaching past 30 feet at some point in ancient history, while their direct remnants have been shortened in stature across time for one reason or another (in-breeding normally produce dwarfism).
Let us examine a rundown of sample cosmogony of Filipinos. The most comprehensive anthology is that of Prof. Damiana Eugenio’s writings, published by the University of the Philippines, with a total of 10 Volumes, rendering the anthology as encyclopedic. Incidentally, other scholars of Southeast Asian studies of other nationalities have done equally scholarly pursuits of Filipino folklore, such as the expert below.
D.L. Ashliman (ed.), Creation Myths from the Philippines, 2003.
- How the World Was Made.
- The Creation (Igorot).
- How the Moon and the Stars Came to Be (Bukidnon).
- Origin (Bagobo).
- The Story of the Creation (Bilaan).
- In the Beginning (Bilaan).
- The Children of the Limokon (Mandaya).
- The Creation Story (Tagalog).
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