Tag Archives: Filipino legends


Manananggal

CONTEXT/BACKGROUND:The interlocutor (JP) is the mother of the interviewer (INT). She and her family grew up in Bacolod, Philippines, and lived there up until she moved to Los Angeles in her twenties. DESCRIPTION: (told in person)(JP): “The manananggal is this mythical creature that separates from their lower body. She usually has fangs and wings, like… Continue Reading »

Philippino Folklore: Pagtatawas, Mantanda sa Punso and Engkantos

Context: The informant is a Filipino American woman in her late twenties. I asked her if she knew any stories or folklore from either friends or possibly any folklore from her family and her culture. She mentioned her mother knew many stories about spirits and creatures in the Philippines. The main piece is told in… Continue Reading »

Filipino Ensisit,

Context: The informant is a 26-year-old male of Filipino descent. He will be referred to as DY. DY and his family lived in Hawaii for a time, and he currently resides in California. His piece of folklore comes from a story shared by a family member and is described in the main piece in his… Continue Reading »