Tag Archives: Folk Creatures


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 »

Golem

Background: My informant is a twenty-two year old student at USC. She is originally from Pennsylvania and came to LA to study screenwriting. As a writer, she makes it her business to be familiar with a variety of legendary creatures; she is ethnically Jewish. Performance: “I heard this from a rabbi, I think, when I… Continue Reading »

Changelings

Background: My informant is a twenty-two year old student at USC. She is originally from Pennsylvania and came to LA to study screenwriting. As a writer, she makes it her business to be familiar with a variety of legendary creatures from different regions and cultures; she is ethnically Jewish. Performance: “This is one of my… Continue Reading »