Maranao Myths: How the Angels Built Lake Lanao

How the Angels Built Lake Lanao Long ago there was no lake in Lanao. On the place where it is now situated, there flourished a mighty sultanate called Mantapoli. During the reign of Sultan Abdara Radawi, the greater grandfather of Radia Indarapatra (mythological hero of the Lanao Muslims), this realm expanded by military conquests and by dynastic marriages so that in time its fame spread far aRead More…

Maranao Myths: Eclipses

Eclipses Up in the sky lives a huge lion named Arimaonga. This animal sometimes gets playful, and it swallows the moon, thus producing an eclipse of the moon. Arimaonga is forced by the people to disgorge the moon by the noise they make during an eclipse of the moon, so people beat gongs and pluck their fingernails. The eclipse of the sun happens when one of the wheels of the chariot wRead More…