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The overwhelming Story

Igorot

when upon a time, when the human being was flat and there to be no mountains, there lived 2 brothers, young of Lumawig, the good Spirit. The brothers were fond the hunting, and also since no hills had developed there was no good place to catch wild pig and deer, and the older brothers said, "Let us cause water to flow over every the world and also cover it, and then hills will rise up." therefore they resulted in water to circulation over every the earth, and also when that was covered they take it the head-basket of the town and set it because that a trap. The brothers were an extremely much pleased once they went to look at your trap, because that they had captured not only countless wild pigs and also deer, but additionally many people. currently Lumawig looked under from his ar in the sky and also saw that his sons had flooded the earth and also that in every the people there was simply one spot which was no covered. And also he saw that every the world in the human being had to be drowned except one brother and also sister who lived in Pokis. then Lumawig descended, and he called to the boy and also girl, saying, "Oh, you are still alive." "Yes," reply the boy, "we space still alive, yet we are an extremely cold." therefore Lumawig commanded his dog and deer to acquire fire because that the boy and girl. The dog and also the deer swam easily away, but though Lumawig waited a long time castle did no return, and also all the time the boy and girl were growing colder. lastly Lumawig himself went after ~ the dog and the deer, and also when he reached them that said, "Why are you so lengthy in happen the fire to Pokis? gain ready and come quickly while i watch you, for the boy and girl are very cold." climate the dog and also the deer took the fire and started to swim v the flood, yet when they had actually gone just a tiny way, the fire was placed out. Lumawig commanded them to get much more fire and also they go so, but they swam just a little method again as soon as that the the deer went out, and that that the dog would have actually been extinguished additionally had not Lumawig gone easily to him and taken it. As quickly as Lumawig reached Pokis he constructed a huge fire which warmed the brother and also sister; and the water evaporated so the the civilization was together it to be before, other than that currently there were mountains. The brother and sister married and had children, and also thus there happened many world on the earth. Source: Mabel cook Cole, Philippine individual Tales (Chicago: A. C. McClurg and Company, 1916), pp. 102-104. note by Mabel chef Cole: The mythology of almost all peoples has actually a flood story. A bamboo basket, in i m sorry the top of victims are kept before the head-taking celebration. The folklore that all nations has part story bookkeeping for the salvation of fire. The Tinguian tale is as follows: as soon as in the very old times Kaboniyan sent a flood which extended all the land. Then there was no ar for the fire come stay, for this reason it entered the bamboo, the stones, and also iron. The is why one that knows how deserve to still acquire fire out of bamboo and stones. Go back to the table the contents.

The overwhelming Story

Bukidnon (Mindanao)

A lengthy time earlier there to be a very big crab i m sorry crawled into the sea. And when the went in he crowded the water out so the it ran anywhere the earth and also covered every the land. Now about one moon before this happened, a way man had actually told the civilization that lock must construct a large raft. Castle did as he commanded and cut many big trees, until they had enough to make three layers. These they tied tightly together, and also when it was done castle fastened the raft v a long rattan cord to a huge pole in the earth. quickly after this the floods came. White water poured the end of the hills, and also the sea rose and also covered also the highest possible mountains. The people and also animals top top the raft to be safe, but all the rather drowned. as soon as the waters went down and the raft was again on the ground, that was near their old home, for the rattan cord had actually held. but these were the only people left ~ above the entirety earth. Source: Mabel cook Cole, Philippine folk Tales (Chicago: A. C. McClurg and Company, 1916), pp. 125-126. notes by Mabel chef Cole: A somewhat similar belief that a gigantic Crab is responsible because that the tides is extensive throughout Malaysia. The Batak the Palawan currently believe, as additionally do the Mandaya of east Mindanao, that the tides are caused by a giant crab walk in and also out of his hole in the sea. The similarity that this come the biblical Story of the overwhelming leads united state to expect that it has actually come from the surrounding Christianized or Mohammedanized people and has been functioned by the Bukidnon into the mould that their own thought. However, the overwhelming story is sometimes uncovered in such a guise that it can not be accounted because that by Christian influence. See, because that example, The overwhelming Story together told in the folklore the the Igorot tribe, on page 102. go back to the table the contents.

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