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Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Good day from Filipinas, the Pearl of the Orient!


The previous articles demonstrated samples of cosmogonic myths from across the ASEAN region and our sibling Polynesians. Below is a cross-cultural summary of myths coming from the region.


As an observer, please feel free to browse the diverse archetypes and seemingly shifting meanings. As already articulated earlier, the myths and legend of the region are the repositories of ‘ancient wisdom’ or ‘divine wisdom’, also known as Theos Sophia.


[Philippines, 29 June 2011]



In Minahassa the deity makes two images of earth, one male and one female, whom he vivifies by blowing powdered ginger into their heads and ears. The Bagobo of Mindanao say 98 that after the creation of the sea and land, and the planting of trees of many kinds, the creator took two lumps of earth, and shaping them like two human figures, he spat on them, where-upon they became “man and woman.” In Sumatra the Dairi Battak say 99 that after the deity, Batara Guru, had finished the earth, he desired to people it and accordingly first sent down a swallow, which returned, however, saying that it did not like the dwelling assigned to it. Batara Guru then wished one of his children to descend, but none of them were willing to exchange their heavenly for an earthly home. Determined to succeed, the deity himself came down to earth, bidding the swallow return to the sky to bring thence some earth from which he might shape man. With the material so provided, Batara Guru made two images, one male and one female, and set them in the sun to dry. After they had become hard, he muttered a magic formula over them seven times, and when they then began to breathe, he repeated another formula with which one may force another to speak. Then the two images spoke and said, “What do you wish of us, Grandfather, that you cry thus loudly in our ears?” and he replied : ” I have called to you so loudly because I have created you in order that you might speak. Never forget that I am your grandfather. Obey my commands and never refuse to follow them.” This the newly created pair promised to do.

An interesting variant of ordinary creation-myths occurs in southeastern Borneo. Here the two wonder-trees on the new-formed earth mated and produced an egg, from which a phantom maiden came. A divine being descended to earth, and seeing the lifeless and intangible character of the maiden, went to get what was necessary to give her life and substance; but while he was away another deity became active, and gathering earth for her body, rain for her blood, and wind for her breath, made the beautiful shade alive and tangible. When the first deity returned and discovered what had happened, ‘in anger he broke the vessel that he had brought; and the water of life which it contained flew in every direction and watered all plants, which thus acquired the power of springing up after having been cut down; but man did not receive any of the precious fluid and so failed to acquire immortality. The use of stone as a material, instead of earth, occurs among the Toradja in Celebes.’°’ The heaven father and earth mother having made two stone figures, one male and one female, the heaven deity returned to the skies to procure the breath of immortality with which to infuse life into the images; but in his absence the wind blew into them and vivified them, and on this account man is mortal. Another version 102 omits the attempt to secure immortality. A somewhat different form of origin-myth describes a series of attempts at creation in which different materials are tried, the first trials being failures, although success is finally achieved. Thus the Dyaks of the Baram and Rejang district in Borneo say that after the two birds, Iri and Ringgon, had formed the earth, plants, and animals they decided to create man. “At first, they made him of clay, but when he was dried he could neither speak nor move, which provoked them, and they ran at him angrily; so frightened was he that he fell backward and broke all to pieces. The next man they made was of hard wood, but he, also, was utterly stupid, and absolutely good for nothing. Then the two birds searched carefully for a good material, and eventually selected the wood of the tree known as Kumpong, which has a strong fibre and exudes a quantity of deep red sap, whenever it is cut. Out of this tree they fashioned a man and a woman, and were so well pleased with this achievement that they rested for a long while, and admired their handiwork. Then they decided to continue creating more men; they re-turned to the Kumpong tree, but they had entirely forgotten their original pattern, and how they executed it, and they were therefore able only to make very inferior creatures, which became the ancestors of the Maias (the Orang Utan) and monkeys.”

A similar tale is found among the Iban and Sakarram Dyaks, only reversing the order, so that after twice failing to make man from wood, the birds succeeded at the third trial when they used clay. Farther north, among the Dusun of British North Borneo, the first two beings “made a stone in the shape of a man but the stone could not talk, so they made a wooden figure and when it was made it talked, though not long after it became worn out and rotten; afterwards they made a man of earth, and the people are descended from this till the present day.” The Bilan of Mindanao 107 have a similar tale. After the world had been formed and was habitable, one of the deities said, “Of what use is land without people?” So the others said, “Let us make wax into people,” and they did so; but when they put the wax near the fire, it melted. Seeing that they could not create man that way, they next decided to form him out of dirt, and Melu and Finuweigh began the task. All went well until they were ready to make the nose, when Finuweigh, who was shaping this part, put it on upside down, only to have Melu tell him that people would drown if he left it that way, for the rain would run into it. At this Finuweigh became very angry and refused to change it, but when he turned his back, Melu seized the nose quickly and turned it as it now is; and one may still see where, in his haste, he pressed his fingers at the root. Another account says that the images made of earth were vivified by whipping them. In a few cases we find that man was supposed to have been made of other materials. Thus the Ata in Mindanao declare 109 that grass was the substance used, whereas the Igorot in Luzon say 110 that the ancestors of all others than themselves were made from pairs of reeds. In Nias one version states that man was formed from the fruits or buds of the tree which grew from the heart of one of the earliest beings, while various gods developed from the buds on the upper part of the tree. “When these two lowest fruits were still very small, Latoere said to Barasi-loeloe and Balioe, `The lowest fruits are mine. But Balioe answered, `See, then, if you can make man of them. If you can do that, they belong to you; otherwise, not.’ Latoere being unable to form men from them, Lowalangi sent Barasi-loeloe thither; but he could shape nothing more than the bodies of men, although he made one male and one female. Then Lowalangi took a certain weight of wind, gave it to Balioe, and said, `Put all of this in the mouth of the image for a soul. If it absorbs all of it, man will attain to a long life; otherwise, he will die sooner, just in pro-portion to the amount which is left over of the soul that is offered him.’ Balioe did what Lowalangi had told him, and then he gave the people names.” In a few instances still other substances are said to have been used from which to make man.



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Another tale of the origin of mankind from eggs is found among the Battak of Sumatra. In Celebes we have already seen how the first divine being was born miraculously from the rock or from the sweat which formed upon it; and an actual origin of mankind from a rock, which split open of itself, appears in Formosa.”



Formosa (Taiwan) was once predominantly populated by Malay ethnicities, Malays who shared folklore themes with many of their neighbor cultures such as Sumatra (Battaks) and Celebes.


As the summary says, ‘the divine being was born miraculously from the rock or from the sweat which formed upon it’. Now that has a double meaning: the ‘rock’ that signifies the earth element and all the 100+ matter elements known in today’s chemistry, and ‘sweat’ that signifies the ‘sweat-born’ humans of the early ‘root races’.


In the Formosa version, the rock ‘split open of itself’ reveals that even the earth and its minerals are endowed with consciousness no matter how feeble this seems to us. The 1st Evolutionary Round is the mineral phase which took many hundreds of millions of years. Without this phase, the 2nd Round of vegetative life and the 3rd Round of animal life couldn’t have evolved. Such rounds thus showing capacity for life-bearing, the 4th Round was made possible as the devic-man phase.


The ‘divine’ was born from the ‘rock’ or ‘sweat-born’ is surely a tough nut to crack. It could be one way of articulating the Law of Evolution: that a human can become Divine in the distant future by passing first through the mineral, vegetative, animal, devic-man, and onwards till divinity is first experienced when one attains moksha or Self-realization through Yoga (union).


The greater that divinity will be ensured when one mutates to a Mahatma, the phase of spiritual perfection. At that stage, the route to Dhyan Chohan becomes clearer, the route when one becomes a living Deity or Avatar (manifestation of God). At the end of the Manvantara, the man-turned-divine being is ensured of re-integration with Godhead yet retaining his/her identity, hence ensuring his/her return as a creator deity or archangel in the next Manvantara (great cycle of life).


[Philippines, 24 June 2011]



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Another version speaks of only two eggs, from which a human pair came forth and bore seven sons and seven daughters, who were, however, without life. At the command of the deity the husband went to get for them the germs of life, bidding his wife in his absence on no account to stir outside her mosquito-curtains; but she failed to obey, and as she looked out a blast of wind came and blew into the children, so that they breathed and became alive; whence man is mortal, and wind (or breath) is his only life….



This is another Malayan version of the egg-laying humans of pre-sexually procreating Lemurians. Among early humans, both male and female aspects were in one individual, though during those times their souls were collective souls yet. Individuated souls only came later, which in latter mystical circles are called ‘soul fragments’.


‘7 sons and 7 daughters’ echo exactly the Septenary Law as applied to human Evolutes: 7 sub-races for each of the 7 ‘root-races’ of man (from manu or thinking being). The ‘deity’ signifies all the creator beings—Elohim, elemental & devic hierarchs (ascended beings in stature), evolved extra-terrestrials known as ‘solar pitris’ and ‘lunar pitris’—represented in the singular.


‘A blast of wind came and blew into the children’ signifies the Breath archetype or Life-Force. ‘So that they breathed and became alive’ has a double meaning:

(a) the feeble minded early humans whose mental faculties were indeed so weak (it took the 5th ‘root race’ of Aryans to perfect mental development) even if relatively they were still strong in Spirit; and,

(b) the failed experiments on many species-formation, experiments that were endowed with souls (collective souls) that at the beginning could have been de-programmed or erased, till finally the experiments succeeded.  


That is, there were indeed human experiments that failed to move, so it took more experiments by the ‘solar pitris’ and ‘lunar pitris’ (pitris = fathers) before successes were achieved. In our present lingo, the pitris are the extraterrestrials notably the evolved ones, though we admit to the role of dense aliens of cold-blooded reptilian/lizard origins that also intervened in Terrans’ evolution. 


[Philippines, 24 June 2011]



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Origin –  Bagobo (Mindanao)

In the beginning there lived one man and one woman, Toglai and Toglibon. Their first children were a boy and a girl. When they were old enough, the boy and the girl went far away across the waters seeking a good place to live in. Nothing more was heard of them until their children, the Spaniards and Americans, came back. After the first boy and girl left, other children were born to the couple; but they all remained at Cibolan on Mount Apo with their parents, until Toglai and Toglibon died and became spirits. Soon after that there came a great drought which lasted for three years. All the waters dried up, so that there were no rivers, and no plants could live.

“Surely,” said the people, “Manama is punishing us, and we must go elsewhere to find food and a place to dwell in.”

So they started out. Two went in the direction of the sunset, carrying with them stones from Cibolan River. After a long journey they reached a place where were broad fields of cogon grass and an abundance of water, and there they made their home. Their children still live in that place and are called Magindanau, because of the stones which the couple carried when they left Cibolan.

Two children of Toglai and Toglibon went to the south, seeking a home, and they carried with them women’s baskets (baraan). When they found a good spot, they settled down. Their descendants, still dwelling at that place, are called Baraan or Bilaan, because of the women’s baskets.

So two by two the children of the first couple left the land of their birth. In the place where each settled a new people developed, and thus it came about that all the tribes in the world received their names from things that the people carried out of Cibolan, or from the places where they settled.

All the children left Mount Apo save two (a boy and a girl), whom hunger and thirst had made too weak to travel. One day when they were about to die the boy crawled out to the field to see if there was one living thing, and to his surprise he found a stalk of sugarcane growing lustily. He eagerly cut it, and enough water came out to refresh him and his sister until the rains came. Because of this, their children are called Bagobo.


The narrative already begins with the time of the mid-Lemurian races when sexual procreation became the mode or reproducing humans. This was the first over-arching context of twinflame soul aspects that would search for each other as husband and wife in the physical plane.

Toglia & Toglibon are the equivalents of the Adam & Eve in Semitic mythos. Adam was another version for Edoma or Adoma, that subcontinent of Mu where sexed humans first appeared. Toglia & Toglibon bore a ‘girl & boy’ who migrated to other lands across the vast sea (ocean) and birthed other races—signifies the next sub-races that gave birth to the subsequent ‘root-races’ of Atlanteans and Caucasian Aryans.

Toglia & Toglibon bore many other children signifies the evolution of other sub-races and constituent racial families of Lemurians and onwards to their offshoot races of Malays who were among the last Lemuro-Atlanteans in the 4th ‘root race’ eons.

‘Their children, the Spaniards and Americans, came back’ is as factual as it is: Caucasian Aryans evolved at a latter historical epoch, even as the term ‘Aryan’ has come to generically refer to the present ‘root race’. Scions of the 4th ‘root races’ have become Aryanized in psyche, which stresses the development of the mental or 3rd body faculties.

Thus genealogically, the Lemurians/Mu gave birth to the Atlanteans, as the Atlanteans in turn bred the Aryans among whose racial families are the Indo-Europeans. The Kelts were among the last sub-races of Atlantis, and thus the first of the Aryans, among whose tribes were the Iberians (Spaniards were Iberians). The Teutons were among the mid-to-latter Aryan races, among whose scions were the AngloSaxons (Americans included).

[Philippines, 23 June 2011]



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The Creation – Igorot

In the beginning there were no people on the earth.

Lumawig, the Great Spirit, came down from the sky and cut many reeds. He divided these into pairs which he placed in different parts of the world, and then he said to them, “You must speak.”

Immediately the reeds became people, and in each place was a man and a woman who could talk, but the language of each couple differed from that of the others.

Then Lumawig commanded each man and woman to marry, which they did. By and by there were many children, all speaking the same language as their parents. These, in turn, married and had many children. In this way there came to be many people on the earth.

Now Lumawig saw that there were several things which the people on the earth needed to use, so he set to work to supply them. He created salt, and told the inhabitants of one place to boil it down and sell it to their neighbors. But these people could not understand the directions of the Great Spirit, and the next time he visited them, they had not touched the salt.

Then he took it away from them and gave it to the people of a place called Mayinit. These did as he directed, and because of this he told them that they should always be owners of the salt, and that the other peoples must buy of them.

Then Lumawig went to the people of Bontoc and told them to get clay and make pots. They got the clay, but they did not understand the molding, and the jars were not well shaped. Because of their failure, Lumawig told them that they would always have to buy their jars, and he removed the pottery to Samoki. When he told the people there what to do, they did just as he said, and their jars were well shaped and beautiful. Then the Great Spirit saw that they were fit owners of the pottery, and he told them that they should always make many jars to sell.

In this way Lumawig taught the people and brought to them all the things which they now have.


In the Cordillera mountains or Northern Luzon habituate the Igorots who comprise eight (8) ethnic groups in all. They share the belief in Lumauig as the Great Spirit who created mankind. Lumauig here is very near the truth about the Spirit-Force in divine wisdom, who is the One Universal Principle from which all objective and subjective domains of life emanated from.


Lumauig ‘came down from the sky’—descended from the spiritual domains. Thereof, he ‘cut many reeds’—this signifies the splitting of oversouls into many souls (soul-fragments in other traditions). Without souls, no human life is possible on the astral and physical domains that were the lowest dimensions.


He ‘divided them into pairs’—signifies the splitting of the androgynous souls into Male and Female polarities or Twinflame mates. ‘You must speak’ signifies the beginnings of oral language and communications, as human were still in the mental and astral planes preparing to move down to the physical plane.


‘Immediately the reeds became people’—souls in twinflame polarities became the first humans during the mid-Lemurian evolutionary phase, which is the farthest that Igorot collective memory can go. The rest was history, which includes the creation of the institution of family, diets (salt), cottage industry (pottery), and commerce.

[Philippines, 23 June 2011]






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Among some Filipino ethnicities reins the belief in the creation deity Captan. In their version of cosmogony, Captan is synonymous if not identical to Brahma who is deity of the physical universe.


Maguayan and scions seem to coincide with the Elohim as revealed by divine wisdom or Theos Sophia. The Elohim assisted Lord Brahma in creating objective worlds as vehicles for subjective life-forms to evolve and grow, while the Elohim were assisted by hierarchs of the elementals and divas.


The creation of the objective conditions for many life forms to evolve, beginning with the mineral and onwards to the vegetative, then onwards to the animal, till finally the phase of devic-man was achieved, was also depicted.


Mankind was projected as having appeared from out of a bamboo. Man and Woman came out of the bamboo together—which signifies the tracing of humans from the time sexing was the mode of procreation (mid-Lemurian). The Twinflame principle of splitting androgynous souls into male and female polarities were clearly depicted. Accordingly, Sicalac was the male while Sicabay was the female, the ancestors of mankind—akin to the Adam & Eve of Semitic anthropogenesis.


The bamboo is signifier of earth element, and earth contains all of the 100+ elements known in chemistry as constituting matter. Bamboo, which has nodules, also signifies the genes that are structured in the vogue of having nodules separating DNA/RNA embeds.




How the World Was Made

This is the ancient Filipino account of the creation.

Thousands of years ago there was no land nor sun nor moon nor stars, and the world was only a great sea of water, above which stretched the sky. The water was the kingdom of the god Maguayan, and the sky was ruled by the great god Captan.

Maguayan had a daughter called Lidagat, the sea, and Captan had a son known as Lihangin, the wind. The gods agreed to the marriage of their children, so the sea became the bride of the wind.

Three sons and a daughter were born to them. The sons were called Licalibutan, Liadlao, and Libulan; and the daughter received the name of Lisuga.

Licalibutan had a body of rock and was strong and brave; Liadlao was formed of gold and was always happy; Libulan was made of copper and was weak and timid; and the beautiful Lisuga had a body of pure silver and was sweet and gentle. Their parents were very fond of them, and nothing was wanting to make them happy.

After a time Lihangin died and left the control of the winds to his eldest son Licalibutan. The faithful wife Lidagat soon followed her husband, and the children, now grown up, were left without father or mother. However, their grandfathers, Captan and Maguayan, took care of them and guarded them from all evil.

After a time, Licalibutan, proud of his power over the winds, resolved to gain more power, and asked his brothers to join him in an attack on Captan in the sky above. At first they refused; but when Licalibutan became angry with them, the amiable Liadlao, not wishing to offend his brother, agreed to help. Then together they induced the timid Libulan to join in the plan.

When all was ready the three brothers rushed at the sky, but they could not beat down the gates of steel that guarded the entrance. Then Licalibutan let loose the strongest winds and blew the bars in every direction. The brothers rushed into the opening, but were met by the angry god Captan. So terrible did he look that they turned and ran in terror; but Captan, furious at the destruction of his gates, sent three bolts of lightning after them.

The first struck the copper Libulan and melted him into a ball. The second struck the golden Liadlao, and he too was melted. The third bolt struck Licalibutan, and his rocky body broke into many pieces and fell into the sea. So huge was he that parts of his body stuck out above the water and became what is known as land.

In the meantime the gentle Lisuga had missed her brothers and started to look for them. She went toward the sky, but as she approached the broken gates, Captan, blind with anger, struck her too with lightning, and her silver body broke into thousands of pieces.

Captan then came down from the sky and tore the sea apart, calling on Maguayan to come to him and accusing him of ordering the attack on the sky. Soon Maguayan appeared and answered that he knew nothing of the plot as he had been asleep far down in the sea.

After a time he succeeded in calming the angry Captan. Together they wept at the loss of their grandchildren, especially the gentle and beautiful Lisuga; but with all their power they could not restore the dead to life. However, they gave to each body a beautiful light that will shine forever.

And so it was that golden Liadlao became the sun, and copper Libulan the moon, while the thousands of pieces of silver Lisuga shine as the stars of heaven. To wicked Licalibutan the gods gave no light, but resolved to make his body support a new race of people. So Captan gave Maguayan a seed, and he planted it on the land, which, as you will remember, was part of Licalibutan’s huge body.

Soon a bamboo tree grew up, and from the hollow of one of its branches a man and a woman came out. The man’s name was Sicalac, and the woman was called Sicabay. They were the parents of the human race. Their first child was a son whom they called Libo; afterwards they had a daughter who was known as Saman. Pandaguan was a younger son and he had a son called Arion.

Pandaguan was very clever and invented a trap to catch fish. The very first thing he caught was a huge shark. When he brought it to land, it looked so great and fierce that he thought it was surely a god, and he at once ordered his people to worship it. Soon all gathered around and began to sing and pray to the shark. Suddenly the sky and sea opened, and the gods came out and ordered Pandaguan to throw the shark back into the sea and to worship none but them.

All were afraid except Pandaguan. He grew very bold and answered that the shark was as big as the gods, and that since he had been able to overpower it he would also be able to conquer the gods. Then Captan, hearing this, struck Pandaguan with a small thunderbolt, for he did not wish to kill him but merely to teach him a lesson. Then he and Maguayan decided to punish these people by scattering them over the earth, so they carried some to one land and some to another. Many children were afterwards born, and thus the earth became inhabited in all parts.

Pandaguan did not die. After lying on the ground for thirty days he regained his strength, but his body was blackened from the lightning, and all his descendants ever since that day have been black.

His first son, Arion, was taken north, but as he had been born before his father’s punishment he did not lose his color, and all his people therefore are white.

Libo and Saman were carried south, where the hot sun scorched their bodies and caused all their descendants to be of a brown color.

A son of Saman and a daughter of Sicalac were carried east, where the land at first was so lacking in food that they were compelled to eat clay. On this account their children and their children’s children have always been yellow in color.

And so the world came to be made and peopled. The sun and moon shine in the sky, and the beautiful stars light up the night. All over the land, on the body of the envious Licalibutan, the children of’ Sicalac and Sicabay have grown great in numbers. May they live forever in peace and brotherly love!

[Philippines, 23 June 2011]



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Some of the tribes in Celebes are also characterized by the absence of any myths referring to the creation of the world or of the gods, though they are unlike the type to which reference has just been made in that they have tales which account for the origin of mankind. The Bugi and the people of Makassar in the south-western part of the island state that in the beginning the son of the sky-deity was sent down to earth on the rainbow that he might organize and prepare the world for mankind. This task accomplished, he took to wife six female deities, three of whom had descended with him from the sky-world, and three of whom were derived from the earth or from the underworld, and thus he became the ancestor of all mankind.



Sky-deity refers to the Supreme Being, the One Universal Principle, or Almighty Providence, from whose Being emanated all life forms in the cosmos.


The ‘son of the sky-deity’ is no other than the creator deities, who were all fathered by the Supreme Being and achieved perfection in previous Manvantaras yet, referred collectively in the singular ‘son’. The ascended beings also go by that collective term, even as we who are in the lower dimensions must one day fulfill our ‘sonship’.


‘Sent down to earth on a rainbow’ refers to the descent of Light beings across the 7 Dimensions or planes. The rainbow has 7 spectra of colors, each one thus representing a dimension or plane. From the monadic (7th plane), down to the Buddhic (6th plane), then down to the nirvanic (5th plane), then down to the causal (4th plane), then down to the mental (3rd plane), then down to the astral (2nd plane), and finally down to the physical-etheric (1st plane).


‘He took to wife six female deities’ signifies the involvement of six planetary logoi added to main logos of Terra—Ancient of Days—to comprise 7 male deities, each one of whom had a female Twinflame deity. Ancient of Days arrived on Earth with 6 other logoi, and they came en-route from Venus prior to descent to Earth.


‘Three of whom had descended with him from the sky-world’ signifies the descent to the Etheric plane by Sanat Kumara and three (3) other planetary logoi, as the three (3) others returned to Venus. Lady Venus, by the way, is the Twinflame of Sanat Kumara, and is rightfully our Mother.


[Philippines, 20 June 2011]






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