The Hinilawod Epic – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. Hinilawod. These are Labaw Donggon, Humadapnon and Asking the consent of both Doronoon Hinilawod. he epic has two cycles: Labaw Donggon and Humadapnon . The Hinilawod epic tells the story of the exploits of the three demigod brothers, Labaw Donggon, Humadapnon and Dumalapdap of Panay.

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Labaw Donggon’s brothers return him home to his wives. He asked his mother to prepare the things he will need for the journey—a magic cape, hat, belt, and kampilan a large, two-handed sword. The revived Labaw Donggon ights near the headwaters of Jalaur HalawodAklan and and asks for water from his eagle.

Philippine mythology and folklore. Log In Sign Up. Retrieved from ” https: He went off to confront the monster and with the help of his magic belt Labaw Donggon killed hinilawoe monster and to prove his feat he brought to Angoy Ginbitinan’s father the monster’s tail.

The Hinilawod is not just a literary piece but also a source of information about culture, religion and rituals of the ancient people of Sulod; showing us that ancient Filipinos believed in the “sacred,” in the importance of family honour and in personal courage and dignity.

Shortly after Humadapnon left their home to seek revenge on Saragnayan’s family and followers, Dumalapdap embarked on a quest of his own. Saragnayan imprisoned the exhausted demigod under his pig pen. The two fought in a duel and Humadapnon emerged victorious.


He travelled the hinterlands of his home island of Panay with two colleagues collecting folk songs, stories, and riddles.

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He inquires from the the safety of the young Labaw Donggon, new arrival what his intentions are in coming she gives him a magic suit. After seven months passed, Buyong Matanayon remembered that they hinioawod brought with them some ginger. It He shows skills in ighting. Then he took his twang daniwan magic dagger and struck Uyutang under the armpit.

Hinilawod – Wikipedia

Hinilawod is one of the many pieces of oral literature passed from one generation to the next, changed and morphed by the chanter to one degree or another as he told it to epci audience. One evening at dinner time Buyong Matanayon threw seven slices of ginger into the fire.

The duel lasted for years. Research was conducted with Glemer’s mother, Gemma, the chieftain of their tribe and her grandmother, Lola Gamak, a binukot and chanter of the tribe.

Hinilawod is the first discovered “by accident” inwhen Filipino anthropologist F. He opened the windows of the north side of the room after the ceremony, and in came a cold wind that transformed the infants into strong, mighty and handsome young men. Then he had to duel with a young man who spirited his wife away.

After several months of traveling, the two warriors came face to face with a two-headed monster called Balanakon.

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Garangan in Calinog’s mountainous areas. Portions of the story were sung to him and his colleague by hinilawood old man called Ulang Udig. This page was last edited on 14 Novemberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Labaw Donggon won the hand of the legendary Anggoy Doronoon, with little difficulties, and also took her home to his mother.


Humadapnon and Nagmalitong Yawa were married soon after in Halawod. This article reads more like a story than an encyclopedia entry. There ensued a bloody battle between the Humadapnon and the monster. In the ending of the story they became successful in the end they left in different parts of the world and there in the end they left in different parts of the world and they continue their journey.

Email required Address never made public. He does not skeleton. The demigod left his dominion to look for the maiden named Nagmalitong Yawa. It was during one of those trips to the upland barrios of Lambunao, Maasin, Janiuay, and Calinog in Iloilo that his attention was called to a long and popular tale called Hinilawod. After the wedding, Labaw Donggon and his new bride started their journey back to his home.

They fought and Abyang Baranugon defeated Saragnayan and won his father’s freedom. They fought and Buyong Makabagting was no match to Humadapnon’s strength and skill. His sons left for different parts of the world after the feast.