Ibalon is an epic from Bicol. This book shows how the first towns of Bicol were established under the leadership of Baltog, Handiong, and Bantong. The three. The three brave heroes who fought the peace of Ibalon (old name of Bicol). The Ib├ílong, also known as Handiong or Handyong, is a stanza fragment of a Bikol .. Ibalon: Tatlong Bayani ng Epikong Bicol. Philippines: Children’s.

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This site uses cookies. However, it must also be noted that all three heroes were foreigners and not pure inhabitants of the Ibalong.

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A big species of ants, the hantiks, gave Hantik its name. Together, the people built a society with culture. Known as Oriol, the snake eliko sometimes serpent sometimes woman. Then suddenly, there cmae a big flood caused by Unos, with terrifying earthquakes. Having a beautiful voice, Oryol could change its image to deceive its enemies. Pinamunuan ni Handiong ang mga lalaki ng Epioo upang kanilang lipulin ang mga dambuhalang buwaya, mababangis na tamaraw at lumilipad na mga pating at mga halimaw na kumakain ng tao.

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Epic in Ibalon

The part of the water in which the spirit fell transformed into land. Sa mga kababayan natin duyan, kung may mga bagong ibaoon kayo dyan, ipagbigay alam lang po ninyo sa akin sa email na Handyong yahoo. With this, Tandayag fell and died.


The very ibaoln jawbones of the dead boar became an attraction for everyone. Soon, the earth parted, mountains sank, a lake was formed, and many towns in Ibalong were ruined. Tumulong si Oriol sa paglipol ng iba pang mga masasamang hayop sa Ibalon. Handiong had a close companion, the young warrior Bantong.

Rabot is ugly, a liar, and had a loud voice. Jump to main menu bar. Sa eipko niyang naimbag sa kultura ng mga ibalon, ating parangalan si Ginantong! Having thus freed the land from wild beasts, he devoted himself to a settled life. Retrieved 9 February To capture it, Handyong tried different ways.

Ibalong Epic

But Oryola wily serpent who appeared as a beautiful maiden with a seductive voice, was one whom Handyong could not destroy. Views Read Edit View history.

When Rabot was already sleeping very soundly, Bantong came hear him. Meaning “faintly visible”, was famous for its tales of sweet enchantment in the glorious days of long ago.

Ibalon: tatlong bayani ng epikong Bicol – Tomas Lacson – Google Books

The existence of various Bikol oral accounts focus on a curse allegedly cast against the Bikol people seem to bridge the gap between the Ibalong epic and the subsequent decline and destitution of the Bikolanos. Curiously, Handyong was saddened by Rabot’s death. He cut the giant into two with his very sharp bolo and without any struggle, Rabot died. Born in India although India iblaon called “Boltavara” in the epic to the brave clan of Lipod, he introduced agriculture to Bikol by planting linsa or apaywhich was a characteristic iablon early Indian colonizers.

At last, as soon as he saw it, he fearlessly wrestled with it, with all his might.

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Ibalong Epic – Wikipedia

One elusive snake, however, he failed to subdue despite all his effort. This article needs more links to other articles to help integrate it into the encyclopedia. Matapos nito, nagtayo ng isang nayon si Handyong sa bayan ng Isarog sa Ibalon. It is now called the Strait of San Bernardino and is considered enchanted or engkantado.

Hmm, marami pala ritong mga bato sa tabi ng kweba ni Rabot. With this, Tandayag fell and died. Bantong also learned that Rabot loved to sleep during the day and stayed awake at night. Ito ay kalahating epioo at kalahating hayop. Furious, Baltog pursued the boar and killed it, not with a lance but by breaking its jaws with his own strong arms.

Kimantong n attributed to have been the first Bikolano to fashion the jbalon called timonthe sail called layagthe plow called aradothe harrow called surodthe ganta and other measures, the roller, ibzlon yoke, the boloand the hoe.

It was at this time that the savage monkeys became frightened and hid themselves. Ok Hablom, ginawa mo pa talang commercial ang parangal na ito. He was a good friend of Handyong. Naglaban sina Handyong at ang dambuhala. Realubit, explained that the reason behind this is that Handyong might have “mourned the passing of an era, when men were proved men by monsters and the skill of the hunt, when magic and ceremonial incantations infused life and explained his questions about life and nature and the supernatural.

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