Labaw donggon analysis

It is a labor of love as I came to know the people behind the production and it really shows on stage itself, to the enjoyment of everyone at the Cultural Center Abelardo Hall that evening when Hinilawod had its last Manila performance.

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He took with him a man known for his exceptional swordsmanship, Buyong Matanayon of Mount Matiula. Nagmalitung Yawa was already married but it did not stop him from pursuing her. The young demigod then challenged Saragnayan to a duel. Buyong Matanayon struck Humadapnon in the head, which rendered the latter unconscious. In todays context, there are still proper arrangements made by the parents of both the man and the woman before a marriage agreement is made though in a less complicated way and usually without the involvement of a bride price. Clich it may be but the epic of Labaw Donggon indeed provides us a window to our past. Upon smelling the burning ginger, Piganun ran away from the room. By invoking the power of their "pamlang", the boat is able to soar to the Land of the Morning Sun. This time he will be going to the Underworld Rugal sa Idalom and vie for the hand of the beautiful Anggoy Doronoon. Humadapnon swore to the gods of Madya-as and vowed that he would seek revenge on all of Saragnayan's kinsmen and followers. In the end, love prevails, and even the tempestuous rage of tradition being spurned, of class boundaries being breached is reconciled in the marriage between the mortal Datu Paubari and the celestial Princess Alunsina. When the triplets were born, the couple called them Labaw Dongon, Humadapnon and Dumalapdap. All the unmarried gods of the different domains of the universe tried their luck to win her hand to no avail. Buyung Baranugon finally kills Saragnayan by plunging poisoned arrows on both Saragnayan's eyes.

So he visits her and wins her without any difficulty. He opened the windows of the north side of the room after the ceremony, and in came a cold wind that transformed the infants into strong, mighty and handsome young men.

By invoking the power of their "pamlang", the boat is able to soar to the Land of the Morning Sun.

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It is said to be one of the longest known epics in the world, even longer than the renowned Iliad. Meanwhile, in Handog, Anggoy Ginbitinan has borne a son, Asu Mangga, who asks his mother about his father.

During the precolonial time, taking many wives is not at all polygamy but it is more of a mans way to prove his manliness as well as to guarantee himself a great number of descendants.

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Maybe it feeds his ego better. Humadapnon eventually married the goddess of greed and brought her home to his mother. However, the old babaylan could only chant little portions of the Humadapnon Epic.

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Upon reaching home, Labaw Donggon asked his mother to take care of his new wife and told her that he will be going on another quest. As ethnic story, the myth would be rooted in a specific period and locale, shaped by the values and reflective of the material and non-material culture of a given ethnos. The journey to Handug took several days. In a sense, the whole of Hinilawod is a string of such colorful stories pieced together which in its traditional form would have been days in the telling; but for this stage presentation, a delightful two-hour version which for its color and energy deserved to be seen by wider audiences in the future. He then dragged his body away from the place and managed to escape. He survived the beating but was not able to surpass the powers of Saragnayan's pamlang amulet and eventually he gave up and was imprisoned by Saragnayan beneath his house. Still not giving up, Labaw Donggon threw Saragnayan upwards the sky, but still the god lived. He then used it to lift the huge boulder off the center of the village and hurled it back to the mountain. Immediately after giving birth, Alunsina summoned the high priest Bungot-Banwa to perform the rites of the gods of the Mount Madya-as to ensure that the triplets will have good health. A meeting of the council of gods was called by Maklium-sa-t'wan, god of the plains, where a decision by those present was made to destroy Halawod by flood. During the wedding feast, a guest minstrel sang and paid tribute to the beauty of Burigadang Pada Sinaklang Bulawan, the Goddess of Wealth and Greed. However, when he returned, in to make a recording of the complete story, Ulang Udig could only recount the Epic of Labaw Donggon; he could no longer recount the much larger Epic of Humadapnon. In Siday, the relatives of the lady first denied her existence which was also the same in the first part of the epic when the mother of Abyang Ginbitinan told Donggon that all her daughters were already married to different powerful men. The sons kill the boar and eats its heart, rendering Saragnayan mortal. Both sons went in search of their father a few days after they were born.

It might be that the pre-colonial wives of Panay were also very supportive of their husbands decision. This epic further reflected the different customs or superstitions which are practiced by our ancestors before and even until today in some parts of Panay which are not yet urbanized or made into cities.

Indeed, there is a clamor for another run.

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She chose to marry a mortal, Datu Paubari, the mighty ruler of Halawod. Clich it may be but the epic of Labaw Donggon indeed provides us a window to our past. Hinilawod has them all — proof that our folklore goes a long way back, to the first centuries in this archipelago when organized settlements came into being and with them, the very first Filipinos. During the precolonial time, taking many wives is not at all polygamy but it is more of a mans way to prove his manliness as well as to guarantee himself a great number of descendants. Humadapnon and Dumalapdap then searched for their missing brother, finding Labaw Donggon on the same fishnet in a deranged state. The two were married and a big feast was held. In its original form the epic would take about three days to perform including breaks for food and sleep , thus making it one of the longest epics in the world. By invoking the power of their "pamlang", the boat is able to soar to the Land of the Morning Sun. Labaw Donggon had to pass by plains, valleys and mountains to get there. On the other hand, the women here in this epic were shown as the ones who usually helped the male characters in achieving their purposes.

Throughout the text, crystal balls and charms were constantly mentioned in certain situations like when the sons of Donggon wanted to know what became of him through the help of a crystal ball.

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