Legend of durian philippine literature

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Philippine Folk Literature: The Legends by Damiana L. Eugenio

This volume focuses on the legend, which may simply be defined as an account of an extraordinary happening believed to have actually occurred.

The Introduction gives a more detailed characterization of the legend, distinguishes it from the folktale, offers a system of classification, and gives a detailed description, with examples from the collection, of the different types of Philippine legends.

Five types of legends are given here: heroic/historical legends, about epic and culture heroes, historical personages, and persons with extraordinary powers; religious legends, recounting miracles of God and His saints; legends narrating encounters with supernatural beings (aswang, cafre, duende, etc.); miscellaneous legends-- about sunken bells, buried treasure, etc.; and place name legends.

Within each category, the legends are arranged by geographical regions-- Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao.

As in the other volumes in the series, the selections are given in English translation, Like them also, this collection is intended to be national in scope. Care was therefore taken to make it as widely representative as possible of the different types of Philippine legends and of the different ethnolinguistic groups in the country.
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5 thoughts on “Philippine Folk Literature: The Legends by Damiana L. Eugenio

  1. Long before entertainment meant plopping on a sofa in front of a flat screen or tinkering away on a smartphone , our ancestors would amuse themselves by gathering around a fire and telling stories about the universe and how things came to be.

  2. Legend of Fruit Durian In a place somewhere in Mindanao there once an old woman lived name old During. juvyjabian (72) in literature 3 years ago.

  3. Barom-Mai was an old and ugly king who lived in a kingdom called Calinan in the Visayas hundreds of years ago.

  4. Although he was powerful, he was helpless when it came to winning the love of his young bride, Madayaw-Bayho daughter of Tageb, king of the pirates.

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