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Summary of Biag ni Lam-ang, the Ilocano epic of the Philippines Buod ng Florante at Laura Summary of Early Dawn to Full Light: Buod ng. “Biag ni Lam-ang” is an epic poem about the birth, life, death and resurrection of the hero Lam-ang. Aided by his pet dog and rooster, Lam-ang avenges his. BIAG NI LAM-ANG (Life of Lam-ang) is pre-Hispanic epic poem of the Ilocano people of the Philippines. The story was handed down orally for.

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They plotted to bring harm to the newlyweds. Blanco who sent the text of the poem to De Los Reyes, who then published the text, in Ilocanoalong with a Spanish prose translation, in his paper, the El Ilocano, to Half of the ridge became hi island of Buglas Negros and the other became the island of Panay. Dinahon, an Aeta, created the stove, bisg pot, earthen jar, and other kitchen utensils.

This made Ines look out. While he was away, his son Lam-ang was born.

He told Labaw Donggon that what he wished for was impossible to grant because she was his wife. This story is very fascinating. The plots of their stories revolve around supernatural events and heroic deeds.

His rooster crowed and his dog barked and slowly the bones started to move. He sees his father beheaded and stry head put on a spike.

She chose to marry a mortal, Datu Paubari, the mighty ruler of Halawod. They drove away the giant Sarimaw which was larger than an elephant and very fierce.

Biag ni Lam-ang – Wikipedia

At home, he thought of taking a swim in the Cordan River with the company of Cannoyan and her lady-friends. They first fought the one-eyed giants in the land of Ponon. He asked her to fyll with him to the river along with her lady-friends.


Ibalon was at peace once more.

They had a son named Lam-ang. Francisco and Josephine Acosta Pasricha had suggested earlier dates for this influence, during the 9th to 10th century AD. Before long he went on another journey, this time it is to Gadlum to ask for the hand of Malitong Yawa Sinagmaling Diwata who is the young bride of Saragnayan, the lord of darkness.

Labaw Donggon then challenged Saragnayan to a duel saying that whoever wins will have her. It was a golden period in Ibalon when even slaves were respected under the laws of Handiong. During his exhausting journey, he decided to rest for awhile.

Biag ni Lam-ang: Summary / Buod ng Biag ni Lam-ang

While the headhunters are celebrating, in his anger, he challenges all of them to a duel. Blanco of Narvacan, working with the publicist and folklorist Isabelo de los Reyes. They settled near the mouth of the Halawod river. My husband Don Juan, Biagg my reclining bed be of hardwood: Lam-ang then goes off in search of his father, leaving his grieving mother behind.

Biag ni Lam-ang

Lam-an the wedding, Labaw Donggon proceeded home with his new bride. It took four people to help Namongan give birth. It is notable for being the first Philippine folk epic to be recorded in written form, and was one of only two folk epics documented during the Philippines’ Spanish Colonial period, along with the Bicolano epic of Handiong.

The headhunters throw spears at him, biagg he just catches it and throws it back to flul. Labaw Donggon submerged Saragnayan under water for seven years, but when he let go of him, Saragnayan was still alive. Aiding him are his magical pets, a cat in other versions, no cata dog, and a rooster.


Upon returning to Nalbuan in triumph, he was bathed by women in the Amburayan river. Lightning and thunder came in waves. Manila, Philippine Education Co. But Baltog was strong and brave. Unfortunately, Lam-ang dove straight into the mouth of the water monster Berkakan.

Baltog, born in Baltavara to the brave clan of Lipod, was the first to cultivate the fields in the rich land of Ibalon. His adventures begin when his father, Don Juan, set out for a battle but never returned. Back alive, Lam-ang and his wife lived happily ever after with his white rooster and gray dog. She did not abstain from any edible fruit: The fight ended when Buyong Makabagting surrendered and even promised to aid Humadapnon in his quest.

Philippine anthropologists and historiographers such as F. Because of his good example, inventors came forth from his people.

Gerardo Blanco and to publicist and folklorist Isabelo de los Reyes. Retrieved from ” https: The poem is sometimes attributed to the blind Ilocano poet-preacher Pedro Bucanegwho supposedly dictated it so that it could be written down. They used their spears and arrows to kill all the crocodiles which were bigger than boats.

Ines is ordered by the rooster to wrap the bones with her tapis while the hen flapped its wings and the dog growled. Instead of glorifying national heroes, Philippine epics are specific to a particular part of the country, and thus they are referred to as ethno-epics or regional epics. Click here to sign up.