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Pantheon of Ancient Tagalog Gods


N is for Nuno sa Punso - A "Nuno" or "Nuno sa Punso" is a dwarf-like creature. It is believed to live in an anthill or termite mound, hence its name, literally "Ancestor/Grandparent of the anthill". The Nuno is described to be a small old man with a long beard. The actual size of the Nuno is disputed. Some claim that it is invisible to the human eye, while others claim it is about the size of a small insect.

Philippine Mythology. Nuno sa punso - a dwarf-like being believed to live in anthills and termite mounds. Nuno sa punso are sometimes interchangeable with the duwende, but unlike the latter, these beings are described as having a short-tempered and grumpy demeanor (especially if its home is disturbed).


Aswang is a mythical creature in Filipino folklore. The aswang is an inherently evil vampire-like creature and is the subject of a wide variety of myths and stories, the details of which vary greatly.


Philippine Mythology is fascinating, beautiful, terrifying, and confusing. This regional chart gives us a greater understanding of its magnificence.


Tikbalang, a creature of Philippine folklore said to lurk in the mountains and forests of the Philippines. It is generally described as a tall, bony humanoid creature with disproportionately long limbs, to the point that its knees reach above its head when it squats down.[1] It has the head and feet of an animal, most commonly a horse. It is sometimes believed to be a transformation of an aborted fetus which has been sent to earth from limbo


Kapre is a Philippine mythical creature that could be characterized as a tree demon, but with more human characteristics. It is described as being a tall, brown, hairy male with a beard. Kapres are normally described as smoking a big tobacco pipe, whose strong smell would attract human attention. The term kapre comes from the Arabic “kaffir” meaning a non-believer in God.


Dalaketnon- Philippine myth: tall and handsome creatures. They dress nicely and live in mansions and they try to fit in with mortal people. They have telekinesis and are able to make copies of themselves. Their eyes and hair turn white whey ever their powers manifest. They use magic black rice to change humans into them.


Aswang. Philippines. An inherently evil vampire-like creature. Spanish colonists noted that the Aswang was the most feared among the mythical creatures of the Philippines, even in the 16th century. Aswangs are shapeshifters. cats, pigs, birds, and most commonly, dogs. They enjoy eating unborn fetuses and small children, favoring livers and hearts. Some have long proboscises, which they use to suck the children out of their mothers' wombs or their homes.


Some Philippine Mythological Characters by ArvinJezer