the ancient polytheistic had a great influence to the present filipinos in god/godesses and animism.Because some filipinos still believing in ''nuno sa punso'',''diwata'',''saints & other creature beliefs. Some Filipinos still believing in myths like Alamat ng Bundok Makiling at Biag ni Lam-ang.
1. In general sense, the Philippine folklore say that the ancient Filipinos view the world as 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, Liburan and the daughter received the name of Lisuga. 2. The ancient polyesthetic belief (i.e belief in many gods / godess) and animism still have influence on present day. Fiipinos religious practices especially those living in the barrios and provinces. They offered songs and verses to pray for abundance and happiness: in the home, on the farm, on the sea, and elsewhere. After a good harvest, they offered a lot of food, "tuba", "maliorca", native cigar and fruits to therir goddesses as an expression of thanksgiving. There were also metrical accounts of native Filipino gods and their deeds. Songs and verses filled early religious practices: to express devotion, to atone for sins, to minister to the sick, and bury the dead. Examples of myths/folktales:a.) the early Tagalogs believed in the transmigration of the soul of man according to the way a person lived his life on earth.b.) the flood story - Malakas and Maganda3. A fable is a short literary compostion in prose/verse, conveying a universal cushionary moral truth. The oral is usually sumed up at the end of the story, which generally tells of conflict among animals that are given the attributes of human beings. Example, the story of the Rabbit and the Turtle. The rabbits runs fast but its the turtle who wins the game though he walks slow. The success of a person depends upon his determination and consistency.
1.Our great ancient filipino still value the important of the Philippine folklore in a sense that our new generation today still follow the customs,traditions and a lot more.it simply show that we filipino still adopt,and use it in everyday in our life.Example:The world and its universal beauty2.Our forefathers leaves us the very influential history that till now we still treasure it and still use it to bring the freshness of the great history that happen in the past because we filipino still value it here in our daily lives.Example;Biag ni lam-ang in ifugao.Example:maria makiling3.The significant of the fables is that giving us on how to compare the reality in nature,like the animals,it simply implies on how we value the lives of every creations of god,and relate it the real situations in our daily lives.Example:The LiOn king
1. Philippine mythology and folklore include a collection of tales and superstitions about magical creatures and entities. Some Filipinos, even though heavily westernized and Christianized, still believe in such entities. The prevalence of belief in the figures of Philippines mythology is strong in the provinces.Because the country has many islands and is inhabited by different ethnic groups, Philippine mythology and superstitions are very diverse. However, certain similarities exist among these groups, such as the belief in Heaven (kaluwalhatian, kalangitan, kamurawayan), Hell (impiyerno, kasamaan), and the human soul (kaluluwa).2. Animism, is the term used to describe the indigenous spiritual traditions practiced in the Philippines during pre-colonial times. Today, a handful of the indigenous tribes continue to practice it. The traditions are a collection of beliefs and cultural mores anchored more or less in the idea that the world is inhabited by spirits and supernatural entities, both good and bad, and that respect be accorded to them through nature worship. These spirits all around nature are known as "diwatas", showing cultural relationship with Hinduism (Devatas). Some worship specific deities, such as the Tagalog supreme deity, Bathala, and his children Adlaw, Mayari, and Tala, or the Visayan deity Kan-Laon; while others practice Ancestor worship (anitos). Variations of animistic practices occur in different ethnic groups. Magic, chants and prayers are often key features. Its practitioners were highly respected (and some feared) in the community, as they were healers, midwives (hilot), shamans, witches and warlocks (mangkukulam), priests/priestesses (babaylan/katalonan), tribal historians and wizened elders that provided the spiritual and traditional life of the community. In the Visayan regions, there is a belief in the existence of witchcraft or barang and mythical creatures such as the "aswang", "balay sa dwendi" and "Bakonawa", despite the existence of the Christian and Islamic faiths.In general, the spiritual and economic leadership in many pre-colonial Filipino ethnic groups was provided by women, as opposed to the political and military leadership according to men. Spanish occupiers during the 16th century arrived in the Philippines noting about warrior priestesses leading tribal spiritual affairs. Many were condemned as pagan heretics. Although suppressed, these matriarchal tendencies run deep in Filipino society and can still be seen in the strong leadership roles modern Filipino women are assuming in business, politics, academia, the arts and in religious institutions.Folk religion remains a deep source of comfort, belief and cultural pride among many Filipinos. Nominally animists constitute about one percent of the population. But animism's influence pervade daily life and practice of the colonial religions that took root in the Philippines. Elements of folk belief melded with Christian and Islamic practices to give a unique perspective on these religions.3.nowadays, fables are important for us to know what is the importance of beliefs and tradition of the ancients filipinos to look forward there lifestyle in the early times.
1.) ancient Filipinos show how they viewed the world by their beliefs and showing our traditions, eventhough the filipinos heavily westernized and christianized, they still believe in such entities, because the country has so may island and is inhabited by different ethnic groupsEXAMPLE : the beliefs in heaven (kaluwalhatian, kalangitan, kamurawayan), Hell (impiyerno, kasamaan), and the human soul (kaluluwa).
2.polytheistic reconstructionism is not religion itself, but is the methology for re es tablishing a historical polytheistic (or pre-cristian) religion in the modern world. filipinos religious beliefs the ancient filipinos believed in the immortality of the soul and in life after death. their retuals were based on beliefs in a ranking deity they called BATHALANG MAYKAPAL and a host of other dieties, in the inviromental spirits, and in soul-spirits
1.ancient filipinos have different imaginations of how the world was created,, they have differentstories and theories. these were expressed by their feelings and different aspect in their lives also their different experiences. But people still asking the same question starting a long time ago, "How?"2.we cant deny our ancestor of it because they have already taken this tradition of worshipping theirgods and goddesses,even today just like the mountain tribes in every province. sometimes i was thinkingabout the "the legend of the mango", that where, how and why the mango is sweet.3. fables give us importance to become human. it not just used in literature but also useful in our daily lives. it gives us knowledge and entertainment that delivers good values and lessons to individual especially to the children that will guide them everyday.
1.For me, In general sense filipinos view the worlds by there own imagination by there own beliefs , because in past time our ancients filipinos have there own traditio, they had there own world its awesome .. ex. The world as a mysteriuos paraise
Michael John Gascon BSMx 1-21.) In accordance to the Philippine folklore on how ancient Filipinos view the world, they viewed it as a world created by gods and godesses. Its pretty funny to think that there were no writings about the early filipinos who viewed the world as what the famous theories proposed (e.g. Big Bang Theory) so this literally means that knowledge is less during those times and folklores were basis on their belief. Folklores played an important part during those times and affects the daily living on ancient filipinos like they have to offer something to a certain god. so everything they do is in accordance to folklores.Example:How the First Head Was Taken by the igorot tribe.2.) If the belief will be based in this modern time, influence of Philippine folklores on our religious belief and practices is literally fading. For me, believing on someone or something means losing trust to yourself. The man's mind is the greatest instrument that God has created, for the human mind is capable of doing anything. Back to the question, i agree that folklores struck a great influence during early times on Filipino's belief because Filipino's are God-Fearing kind of people. we are afraid to go againts the rules set or said by certain books (e.g Bible) for each action has each consequence based on the bible. Faithful and God-fearing. The Bible has a great influence on Filipino's belief and practices.Example: Roman Bible3.) Fables played a great part on Filipinos. You cant describe Philippines without stating fables, for fables are very famous among us. Fables in Philippine folklore has its great significance. For fables were short stories which gives moral values. Most fables were unveiled to children so that it'll impart moral values to them, teaches them as they grow up and to be wise. In my observation, morals of fables is the same as the morals of the bible.Example: Si Langgam at si Tipaklong 2b1af7f3a8