full story of biag ni lam ang by kpulanco in Topics > Books – Fiction, Epic, and English. Characters.: Major Characters of the story Biag ni Lam-ang Lam-ang – the son of Don Juan and Namongan Don Juan – the father of Lam-ang Namongan – wife. Biag ni Lam-ang (Ilocano Epic Story). The theme of the epic revolves around the bravery and courage of the main character portrayed by.

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Cannoyan mourned and for a while she thought there was no way to xtory her lost husband. Melmar Azores 9 February at The headhunters throw spears at him, but he just catches it and throws it back to them.

He dragged his friend with him and they were able to escape. Handiong and his men did not stop until they vanquished every Tiburon. Immediately Buyong Matanayon struck Humadapnon, who became unconscious.

Biag ni Lam-ang

The tale of Lam-ang, as a story passed on for generations as oral literature and recorded well into the Philippines’ Spanish Colonial period, is notable for incorporating Roman Catholic Christian elements in its story, such as references by the characters of Lam-ang and Dtory Kannoyan to marriage as a sacrament.

He had his rooster crow, which caused a nearby house to fall. Then he took his iwang daniwan magic dagger and stabbed Uyutang under the armpit. All the fish died because of the dirt and odor from Lam-ang’s body. Aiding him are his magical pets, a cat in other versions, no la-anga dog, and a rooster. After the flood waters subsided, Paubari and Alunsina returned to the plains stoty. After his death due to being eaten by a huge fish, Lam-ang’s bones are recovered and he is resurrected with the help of his magical pets.

Lam-ang found the house of Ines surrounded by many suitors all of whom were trying to catch her attention. While on his way, he met a certain Sumarang, whose name connotes obstruction, who tried to dissuade him from proceeding and who taunted him into a fight. This was accompanied by a challenge to a fight, despite their obvious numerical superiority.


This encounter led to another when he met a nine-headed serpent who, like Sumarang earlier tried to dissuade him from going any further. Biag ni Lam-ang Tagalog: She delivered a set of triplets and summoned the high priest Bungot-Banwa to perform the rites of the gods of Mount Madya-as the mountain abode of the gods to ensure the good health of the children.

Back alive, Lam-ang and his wife lived happily ever after with his white rooster and gray dog. The challenge was accepted and they started fighting. He asked her to go with him to the river along with her lady-friends.

On the way, Lam-ang met his enemy Sumarang, another suitor of Ines whom he fought and readily defeated. They first fought the one-eyed giants in the land of Ponon.

As soon as the baby boy popped out, he spoke and asked that he be given the name Lam-ang. One night, he waited for the Tandayag and wrestled with it with all his might. Many men tried their luck but no one so far was able to even move the stone.

She then enlisted the aid of a certain diver named Marcus, who was ready to come to her aid to look for the bones. Click here to sign up. He defeats the headhunters, kills them all and takes his father’s head down to the plains.

After the wedding Humadapnon went to seek the hand of the goddess in marriage. Arsenio Manuel attributes the first written documentation of Biag Ni Lam-ang to the parish priest of the municipality Narvacan Fr. He had his dog bark and in an instant the fallen house rose up again.

Although most of the thematic scholarship regarding the Biag ni Lam-ang have focused on the evolving Roman Catholic influences of the epic, some Philippine textbooks [8] have suggested that it may have been influenced by Hindu epics the Mahabharata and Ramayana.

This trip required him to use his biday nga inagta black boat on which he sailed across the seas for many months, went across the region of the clouds, and passed the land of stones until finally he reached the shores of Tulogmatian which was the seaside fortress of Saragnayan.


A serpent with a beautiful voice, Oriol could change its image to deceive enemies. Bantugan owned a magic shield, was protected by divine spirits and was capable of rising from the dead. A prominent example is the scene in which Lam-ang was on his way home.

Log In Sign Up. He asked the Igorots why they killed his father, but the Lsm-ang instead advised him to go home if he did not want to suffer the same fate which his father suffered. Many of the Philippine epics that have survived and been recorded are from areas that have seen the least colonization by the Spanish and Americans.

He saw many rocks around the den. While he was away, his son Lam-ang was lwm-ang. He followed the beautiful voice and was almost enchanted by it in his pursuit. He had his dog bark and in an instant the fallen house rose up again.

After nine months of waiting for his father to return, Lam-ang decided he would go look for him. Humadapnon took off his magic cape and used it to lift the stone and threw it back into the mountain. Back home Angoy Lam-ajg and Abyang Durunuun both delivered sons.

Philippine Literature: Biag ni Lam-ang (Ilocano Epic Story)

Along the way alm-ang encountered Buyong Makabagting, son of the mighty Datu Balahidyong of Paling Bukid who was also travelling with the same purpose in mind. Upon arriving home, Lam-ang decides to court his love interest, Ines Kannoyan who lives in Calanutian Kanluit. I came for the beautiful Malitong Yawa Sinagmaling Diwata. Unfortunately, Lam-ang dove straight into the mouth of the water monster Berkakan. The dirt is so gross that fishes and animals died upon contact of the water.

The story was handed down orally for generations before ji was written down around assumedly by a blind Ilokano bard named Pedro Bucaneg.