Iloko Myths: The First Monkey

The First Monkey Long ago in a thick forest, a young girl lived under the care of the goddess of weaving. Here she lived happily and without care, for everything that she wanted to eat was provided for her by her patroness. One day the goddess said to the girl, “Take this cotton, clean it, and make out a dress for yourself out of it.” Now, the girl knew nothing about making cloth Read More…

Iloko Myths: Gods and Goddesses

The Gods and the Goddesses Cabalangegan was a formerly a jungle at the edge of the river Abra. On the far side of the river were mountains, high and steep. On these mountains lived an old man named Abra, the father of Caburayan. The old man controlled the weather. It is said that the river Abra was covered by a gathering of water vapor at night, and during the days, it was Read More…