Philippine Folk Literature: An Anthology – Page 244
Damiana L. Eugenio – 2007 – Preview – More editions
The Aswang’s Tongue28 (Tagalog) The aswang is often thought of as an adult male when he does not choose to change himself into a cat or dog or some other animal. He effects the change, it is believed, during his nocturnal prowlings when he is out looking for a victim who is always a pregnant woman. By means of a long tongue, thin as a thread, he gets at her womb and feasts on her unborn baby. The mother-to-be must always be alert in detecting the presence of the aswang; she …
Warden (Book 3: Attack of the Aswang):
Kevin Hardman – 2014 – Preview
“You mentioned thatit’s alsoa shapeshifter,” hesaid. “Whatcan it become?” Although the question had been directed at Bander,it was Master Algim who answered. “Lots of things, if the stories areto be believed. Cats, dogs, and more, although becoming a hog or pig is fairly common.” “Well, that’s a dead end,”Errol muttered, thinking aloud. “No way we could distinguish the aswang from all the otherpigs running around Wellkeep.” “Huh?” Bander asked, surprised. “Sorry,” Errol replied.
Richard Jeffries – 2018 – Preview – More editions
“Yes, good catch,” Lailani encouraged. “Aswang tik-tik, wakwak, sok-sok, kling-kling.” Key looked nonplussed until Lailani explained. “Means both boy and girl, Joe.” “Christ!” Daniels exclaimed. “Werecreature? Are monsters getting politically correct now, too?” “You imperceptive ape,” Lailani said affectionately. “Not ‘p.c.’ It means what it says. A werewolf is wolf. Aswang could be many beast—bat, bird, boar, cat, dog, others.” Key jutted his chin at the comm microphone/speaker.
Tagtaginep – My Dream of Opportunity
Roddy Espiritu – 2013 – Preview – More editions
An aswang is a Filipino version of a vampire. Aswangs are believed to exist in Iloilo province. The only difference is that an aswang hunts for unborn fetuses, terminally ill, bedridden, or dying persons. An aswang could change itself into a bat, black dog, black cat, or black pig to avoid their hunters. It is said that one must stab or slash the tail of the aswang dog because it is usually its head. Some people say that to prevent an aswang from entering the house, cloves of garlic and salt …
Philippine Folk Literature: The Legends – Page ix
Damiana Ligon Eugenio – 1996 – Snippet view – More editions
… The Unfinished Bridge (Boholano) 188 92 A Vampire that Got killed (Tagalog) 192 93 A Family of Aswangs (Tagalog) 193 94 Capture of Aswangs (Tagalog) 194 95 The Red Thread (Tagalog) 195 96 The Witch of Tawas (Tagalog) 196 97 The Legend of Kinan-an (Surigao-Ceb.) 198 98 The Aswang in Dog Form (Tagalog) 200 99 Man at Daytime, Black Dog at Night 201 100 An Aswang Turns Into a Cat (Aklanon) 203 101 Cornelia and the Batbat-Cuao (Bikol) 204 102 Encounter with …
Cebuano Sorcery; Malign Magic in the Philippines – Page 71
Richard Warren Lieban – 1967 – Full view – More editions
before he dies is unable to find a person who will receive his power, he can give it to a dog or cat, which then becomes an aswang. I was told of one dying aswang who touched a cat which was thrown in the room, and the neighbors subsequently killed the cat after it began to attack people. THE BUYAGAN OR USIKAN A different order of witch from the aswang is the buyagan or usikan, who inflicts a curse on his victim through words which are usually spoken but which may be only …
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Werewolves
Nathan Robert Brown – 2009 – Preview – More editions
One type of Aswang, the “fake beast,” is known to be an able shapeshifter. These types of Aswang are actually pure shapeshifters and therianthropes, since they can transform into just about any shape— human, dog, cat, or any other animal. Some lore claims that an Aswang will transform into whatever living being (human included) it first encounters when it sets out for the night. Aswang live mainly on a diet of human flesh. However, they are said to have a great preference for the …
The aswang syncrasy in Phililppine folklore: with illustrative … – Page 37
Maximo D. Ramos – 1971 – Snippet view – More editions
Nahirig- dok sira nakadali. An baboy nagsinunga. Katima la, paghitungod nira san bulangan, ini nga baboy nahimo ngadto san tawo nga ora-ora sin kaniwang. Nangiyak sira nga duha, nanalagan, nga waray ma* kapaningba. Demy and Bayong, who was pregnant, went to mass early in the morning about 4 o’clock. December-cold. When they were nearing the cockpit house, they saw a cat. They didn’t mind it. But when this cat changed into a dog, fear came into their hearts; then this …
Flying Fiends and Gruesome Creatures #4 – Page 12
John Gatehouse – 2015 – Preview – More editions
When night falls, the Aswang fransforms into a hideous ugly hag, although occasionally appearing as a cat, bat, bird, boar, pig, or dog to fool their infended victim. They kind of give the game away with their backward-facing feet and foenails reversed (the big foenail is on the small foe and the small one is on the big foe), Doh! Female Aswangs defach their forsos from the boffom half of their bodies and, sprouting wings, fake fo the skies in search of prey Topping their must-have …
The aswang inquiry
Frank Lynch – 1998 – Snippet view
An aswang, if surprised in this wretched activity, can turn himself into a post. fie also has the power to transform himself into a pig, a dog, or a cat in order to escape. But if cornered, the aswang will fight back. The aswang ‘s strength at night is immense. The female aswang is said to have the strength of ten able- bodied men. The walking aswang is so swift and clever that he can snatch a corpse from under the very eyes of the mourners. Quickly he substitutes a banana trunk (which is …
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Vampires: A Field Guide to the Creatures That Stalk the Night – Page 39
Bob Curran – 2005 – Preview – More editions
In some communities, aswang are considered to be shapeshifters. This is actually a common characteristic of Filipino witches and ties the notion of the vampire very much to living persons. In this belief system, aswang go about in the guise of cats or small animals, although they may from time to time adopt the larger form of a dog or pig. Again, their favorite victims are either young children or pregnant women, although they have been known to drink the semen of sleeping warriors, …
Southeast Asian birth customs: three studies in human reproduction
Donn Vorhis Hart, Phrayā Anuman Rajathon, Anuman Rajadhon (Phrayā) – 1965 – Snippet view – More editions
New infants were also attacked, the aswang ‘s tongue passing through the anus, consuming both the entrails and the soul. In the Bikol area, the aswang ‘s tongue is said to be hollow, permitting such functions (Lynch 1949: 408; Bantug 1953: 8). In eastern Leyte, the aswang “may grab the mother’s vagina and crumple it” or “pull the umbilical cord of an infant,” causing death (Nurge 1958: 1164). Sometimes the aswang, according to Spanish sources, changed into a dog or cat, or even a …
The Ilocanos: An Ethnography of Family and Community Life in the …
F. Landa Jocano, Arnora Edrozo – 1982 – Snippet view
It is believed that if the aswang has taken a portion of a person’s liver, he will have stomachache. For treatment, three drops of blood taken from the toes of a kura- rayan (chicken with black-spotted legs and a few black feathers) are mixed with a glass of water and given to the patient to drink. Because of this fear of the aswang, the Iloca- nos sleep with closed windows. They say an aswang takes the form of a cat, a dog, a man with his body cut in half at the waist, or a bird that makes a …
Witchcraft, Filipino-style – Page 53
Nid Anima – 1978 – Snippet view – More editions
Aswang is the Visayan vernacular term for witch. The universal notion or concept about witches are human beings that can transform into animals, and the aswang is said to transform into a dog or cat. Observed Maximo Ramos***: “The name aswang means five creatures in Philippine myths. It means ghoul if it devours human corpses. It means a vampire if it sucks human blood. It means a viscera sucker if it sucks internal organs or sputum. It means a weredog if it becomes a beast …
A Field Guide to Demons, Vampires, Fallen Angels, and Other …
Carol K. Mack, Dinah Mack – 2011 – Preview – More editions
If an Aswang approaches by night, the oil will immediately start to boil! You’ll want to hang garlic up on every opening, … It is said that the Aswang can be killed by holding a crucifix up to her face, but that method is best tried by daylight. DomovoiDomovoi Russia THE DOMOVOI … When he does scurry out from behind the stove and across the kitchen floor at night, he is usually covered with fur, and has been mistaken for the family cat or dog. This is his most frequent form, but once in a …
Asian Voices: Asian and Asian American Health Educators Speak Out
Lin Zhan, National League for Nursing – 1999 – Preview – More editions
There was widespread belief in the aswang, which assumed the form of a dog, cat, or bird and ate human flesh; and in the mangkukulam, which caused people to get sick or die by pricking a toy with his magic pin (Zaide, 1937). Charms and amulets such as the anting-anting, which was a universal amulet, were popular. Many superstitions remain today; for example, when a young girl sings before a stove or fire she will marry an old widower. And to play with your food could cause a …
Shapeshifters: Morphing Monsters & Changing Cryptids
Nick Redfern – 2017 – Preview – More editions
Cats, foxes, rats, and sometimes a large black dog were all on the list when it came time for a vampire to change its appearance and to harness minds. The vampire was also able to increase its size and body mass, effectively turning itself into a … Of all the many and various shapeshifters that populate our planet, in the terror stakes there are very few that can rival the horrific Aswang of the Philippines. A murderous thing that haunts the woods and jungles of the islands, it has certain …
Ano ‘yon? Ano ‘yan?: – Page 9
Cynthia Sta. Maria Baron – 2008 – Snippet view
[ah’soh] The word means dog, although we’ve heard it used as a cuss word to mean a low life person. … That’s fine. lt’s those who are cats one day, then dogs another who should be ashamed of themselves. Astig. … Aswang. [ahs wang’]. A member of the underwarld who takes various forms such as a large dog. The aswang is said to steal unborn babies. Little kids are told to fear the aswang, who appears anywhere and anytime. Ate. [ah’teh] A title of respect given to the eldest. 9.
The Warden Series (Books 1 – 3):
Kevin Hardman – 2014 – Preview
Although the question had been directed at Bander, it was Master Algim whoanswered. “Lots of things, ifthestoriesare to be believed. Cats, dogs, andmore, although becoming a hog orpig isfairly common.” “Well, that’s a dead end,”Errol muttered, thinking aloud. “No waywe could distinguish the aswang from all the otherpigs running around Wellkeep.” “Huh?” Bander asked, surprised. “Sorry,” Errolreplied. “I was just thinking how this thing could probably just hideinplain sight with allthe …
Quests of the Dragon and Bird Clan: Pun and Sepu (Vol. IV)
Paul Kekai Manansala – 2016 – Preview
… there was also the belief that certain types of sorcerers and other classes of people could transform themselves into different animals or creatures. The aswang, for example, who could become a dog, pig, cat, bird or other animal. The line between humans, animals, plants, etc. was vaguely drawn in these cultures. The concept of an all-pervading unity also extended beyond earth into the sky. In the Philippines and Borneo, there is a 251.
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Asian Cinema: A Publication of the Asian Cinema Studies Society
1996 – Snippet view – More editions
The Politics of Horror: The Aswang In Film by Felicidad C. Lim That monster of Philippine lower mythology, the aswang, is possessed of a career as varied as her aspect. The years have not withered her, nor custom stated her cruel variety. She is seductive: a vampire who craves blood; terrifying: a viscera-sucker who consumes internal organs; confounding: a werebeast who transforms into pig, dog, cat, and human; horrific: a witch who causes illness; disgusting: a ghoul who preys on …
Asian American Literature: A Brief Introduction and Anthology
Shawn Wong – 1996 – Snippet view – More editions
They said Mang Enteng, who sells baskets at market, changes into cat, dog or boar at full moon and prowls bundok2 roads. That night, I was strolling by Carding’s house, and I saw his mother, a pretty mestizo’ widow, her face hidden by hair hanging down as she bent far forward from the waist. A mananggal,4 the worst kind of aswang: women who can detach themselves at the hips, shucking their legs at night like a wrinkled slip. They fly, just face and breasts, to prey on infants.
Census of the Phillipine Islands, 1903 – Page 524
United States. Bureau of the Census – 1905 – Read – More editions
They are, as a rule, superstitious, and believe in apparitions, enchantments, and other witchcraft. Many relate that an ancestor died for having cut down a secular tree called “lwonk.” or old; others that they have seen an apparition called “tiktik” or “aswang” (malignant spirits in the form of animals, as a dog, a cat, or in human form, either of an old man or woman) under the house during the sickness of a member of the family. Even in the Bay of Bataan, where there are pearl beds, there is …
Census of the Philippine Islands: Taken Under the Direction of the …
1905 – Read – More editions
They are, as a rule, superstitious, and believe in apparitions, enchantments, and other witchcraft. Many relate that an ancestor died for having cut down a secular tree called “luxmk” or old; others that they have seen an apparition called “tiktik” or “aswang” (malignant spirits in the form of animals, as a dog, a cat, or in human form, either of an old man or woman) under the house during the sickness of a member of the family. Even in the Bay of Bataan, where there are pearl beds, there is …
The Creatures of Midnight: Faded Deities of Luzon, the Visayas and …
Maximo D. Ramos – 1967 – Snippet view – More editions
The Philippine weredogs are the true aswang. The name aswang is from aso, dog. There are no wolves in the Philippines. The weredogs look exactly like people by day. They live in the villages, too. Toward midnight they turn into fierce dogs, hogs, and even big cats. They attack human beings without mercy. They sink their fangs into their neck. They devour human flesh raw. They are afraid of the same things that the vampires and viscera suckers fear. The Philippine weredogs are …
Keri Arthur – 2015 – Preview – More editions
Rory asked, “What type of phenomena are we talking about? Creatures or events?” “Both. And it has already begun. The darkness that grows in Brooklyn, and the Aswang you hunt, are but the first of many who will be drawn to this place. … “Throw them into the creature as it shifts between shapes. It will, as I said, pin it to one form.” Hopefully that form would be either human or the small cat. I really didn’t fancy fighting the monstrous black dog, even in spirit form. It might have fled when …
Pacific Crossing – Page 13
Vicente F. Gotera – 1989 – Snippet view
One of the friends had an uncle with fingernails hard as stone, his breath reeking of damp earth, of human flesh three days dead. They said Mang Enteng, who sells baskets at market, changes into cat, dog or boar at full moon and prowls bundok roads. That night, I was strolling by Carding’s house, and I saw his mother, a pretty mestizo widow, her face hidden by hair hanging down as she bent far forward from the waist. A mananggal, the worst kind of aswang: women who can detach …
Western Folklore – Volumes 27-28 – Page 243
1968 – Snippet view – More editions
The weredog is said to reside in a village and turn into a ferocious dog, boar, or large cat about midnight.10 Then it attacks villagers, even entering homes and setting upon youngsters who cry too much. It sinks its fangs into the … In some parts of the country there is considerable hostility to peddlers, especially those known to come from provinces reputed to be the home of aswang, such as Sorsogon in the Bikol area and Aklan and Capiz in the Western Visayas. The folk fear that …
Growing up in a Philippine barrio – Page 108
F. Landa Jocano – 1969 – Snippet view – More editions
VISUAL EXPERIENCES As in sensory phenomena, visual experiences include seeing the bagat, the sarut, the santirmu, mantiyu, kama?kama? , sigbin, and the ?aswang. The bagat are seen only during the night, especially when there is a full moon, or when the night is extremely dark and when there is a drizzle earlier in the evening. The bagat are normally harmless, although they can be dangerous when harmed. They appear in the form of cats, dogs, pigs, horses, carabaos, birds, …
General [quezon] Education Journal – Issues 13-15 – Page 41
1968 – Snippet view – More editions
They appear in the form of cats, dogs, pigs, horses, carabaos, birds, and so on. Some people associate the bagat with the aswang; others, separate them, saying that “the aswang may take the form of the bagat but there are also bagat which are pets of the supernatural.” There are specific areas in Malitbog which the people call bagatan or the place where the bagat usually appear. Closely related to the bagat are the sarut. These take the form of queer looking animals and insects …
Census of the Philippine Islands: Taken Under the Direction of the …
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They are, as a rule, superstitious, and believe in apparitions, enchantments, and other witchcraft.
Many relate that an ancestor died for having cut down a secular tree called “luxmk” or old; others that they have seen an apparition called “tiktik” or “aswang” (malignant spirits in the form of animals, as a dog, a cat, or in human form, either of an old man or woman) under the house during the sickness of a member of the family. Even in the Bay of Bataan, where there are pearl beds, there is a place where no diver dares to work, as there is a belief that at the bottom, where there are beautiful shells containing pearls of large size, no one can go, on account of the presence of a large white turtle and an enormous fish, which watch these places and which kill every human being who descends to the bottom.
Among the mountain tribes and low classes of the towns the transmigration of souls is believed in, and there are at the present time rascals who pass themselves off as Pope Macario and Father Juan, who have been dead for years. The former was celebrated during the Spanish revolution, having been one of the chiefs of the mountain tribes of Tapaz and Jamindan, who burned and pillaged many towns.
The other was a coadjutor priest who lived in the mountains, performing miracles and marvelous cures, as the old inhabitants state, and who died in the island of Faragua, to which he was deported by the Spanish Government.
Governor-supervisor, province of Bohol (Visayans):
As a rule the people of Bohol do not differ greatly in their customs from other civilized Filipinos, but their characteristics, however, are love of peace and justice, respect under all circumstances, modesty, hospitality and courteous treatment to members of the family and strangers, and morality.
There are traditions regarding ancient superstitious customs, but the people of the present generation have uprooted them completely—that is to say, they are not practiced, being held as contrary to the dogmas of the religion they profess.1
The people of Bohol follow the mode of life rendered necessary by their uses and customs, and it can be said that their life from an economical standpoint is, and has been, adapted to the circumstances of the times. Perhaps the adoption of new methods ahd the relegation to the background of the ancient methods which they are using in the development and progress of agriculture, industry, and commerce, which are at a standstill or in a state of embryo, will make their lives prosperous, changing them from what they have been up to the present time—that is to say, lives which can not be qualified as either poor or rich.
Governor-supervisor, province of Negros Oriental (Visayans):
The population is divided into three social classes. The first is composed of families who, on account of their wealth and culture, enjoy a leisurely and independent position. The second class is composed, for the most part, of honest and industrious families, possessed of small properties, who are very economical, and although having but little ambition, are lovers of order and hospitable. They are happy on account of having but few necessities, and enjoy a position relatively comfortable. The third class is formed of the poor, who are the farm laborers, servants, fishermen, etc. They are, as a rule, ignorant, and therefore fanatical and superstitious. Their lack of education has created but few necessities, and they are therefore indolent. They are generally sober and strong. Most of them eat but twice a day, and their food consists of corn meal cooked with water, and small salted fish, so that the average daily expense of a family in the country is about 25 cents Mexican, while those in town live on from 40 to 50 cents per day.
‘This is thought to be rather sweeping and rhetorical. It is understood that all the Visayans have practically the same superstitions.—Director.
Governor-supervisor, province of Negros Occidental (Viaiyans):
It is believed that the Negritos were the first inhabitants of the islands, which they named, and that later they were driven to the interior by the primitive Malays. Both, refractory to the civilization offered them by the immigrants from Panay and Cebu, were in their turn relegated to the mountains by the new populatore, who brought the island to its present condition. The natives of Panay and Cebu brought with them to the island of Negros their civilization, habits, and customs. That is the reason why, in the zone west of the mountains, Panayan Visayan is 8]>oken and the practices and customs of Panay are observed, while in the zone eaft thereof Cebi’ian Visayan is spoken and the habits and customs of the island near that region are observed. With regard to the province of Negros Occidental, the thirty-one towns of the latter on its western coast, from Isiu to Sagay, speak Panayan, while the language of the towns of Escalante, Calatrava, and San Carlos, on the eastern coast, is Cebuan.
The Filipinos, therefore, of this part of the island do not differ at all from those of the rest of the archipelago, especially from those of neighboring islands. Their character is peaceable and respectful, and the customs of the wealthy and educated class are so different from those of the poor or laboring class, that while the former live in the European style and are studious and industrious, the latter still retain traces of primitive civilization and are fanatical in their religion and pass their time without bothering much about the future.
Superstitions are prevalent among the illiterate class, composed of the poor, and they are so varied that a book could be written thereon. It will suffice, however, to cite some of them, as, for example, the belief that the spirits of their ancestors return after a certain invocation, so that spiritualism existed here long before the work of Allen Hardee made him famous. The belief in the spirit of the woods and in the spirit of rice among the country people is worthy of note on account of the general character thereof. Special offerings are made to these before the smallest piece ol ground is cleared and before the sowing or harvesting of rice. Amulets are also believed in, as well as prognostications, incantations, and many other things which it would be difficult to embody in this report, and which, by their character, it would be possible to consider as imported on account of their resemblance to the superstitions known among certain classes of Spanish people.
It is also necessary to confess, although it makes us blush to do so, that the prostitution of the Catholic religion, which the religious communities preach here as they see fit, has contributed greatly to the belief in superstitions and terrible fanaticism of the uneducated people. This gives rise to a belief in the most stupendous and ridiculous miracles, the most laughable practices, seeking the intervention of celestial advocates in the most trifling matters of ordinary life, and many other beliefs springing from fanatic ignorance and fermentations of the primitive, credulous, uncivilised state.
Wealth and poverty in the country are, as a rule, permanent. The former is the patrimony, if so it can be called, of the higher class, which, as has been stated above, is the studious and industrious class, because it pursues the ideal of living comfortably, luxuriously, and in pleasure. A family with a moderate fortune seldom is ruined; but on the contrary this fortune increases daily, due to the constant labor to increase it. A wealthy Filipino does not generally desire to undertake dsnvg speculations as the Saxon does, who increases a capital to fabulous proportions or reduces it to the lowest ebb. He is satisfied with gaining little, and that little on a very safe basis. Almost all are engaged in agriculture.
Poverty is characteristic of the working class, and is of a permanent character. There have been cases—rare, to be sure—in which a laborer, by constant labor, honest habits, and careful calculations, finds himself with an enviable competency.
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Philippine History Module-based Learning I’ 2002 Ed. – Page 32
The unexpected arrival of a visitor was expected if a cat continuously rubbed its face or through the sound of a lizard was heard. The belief in the existence of sorcerers such as aswang, tikbalang, mangkukulam, tiyanak, and manananggal was common among our ancestors. The aswang, a counterpart of the European poltergeist, was a being who could change its form into a dog, pig, horse or carabao, and whose prey were sick persons or pregnant women. Like the aswang, the …
Filipino Heritage: The metal age in the Philippines – Page 485
1977 – Snippet view – More editions
Detail of door with tikbalang and aswang, carved by Carlos V. Francisco for Alejandro R. Roces home in the 1960%. PLEASE PASS THE … False Beasts The werebeast changes its shape from a man’s or woman’s to that of a ferocious dog, pig, cat, goat, or cara- bao, depending on which one it meets first on coming out for its nightly prowl. lt kills its victim and sometimes eats him after first smothering him with its shaggy hair and tearing him up with its fangs, tusks, or horns. Like the …
Students’ Philippine Almanac – Page 494
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Creatures of Philippine lower mythology – Page 137
Maximo D. Ramos – 1990 – Snippet view – More editions
The literature makes no mention of any particular domicile of the werewolf, but Philippine folk traditions abound with vicious-looking dogs, goats, cats, and hogs which appear in deserted streets and isolated yards, frightening people at night by … A Batangas report is to the effect that the aswang sleeps by day and needs to prowl by night: “If an aswang does not get out at night to wander about, he becomes sick.53 A report from Camarines Sur says that the aswang eats human flesh.
Pinay Power: Peminist Critical Theory : Theorizing the … – Page 20
Melinda L. De Jesus – 2005 – Preview – More editions
… soaps while they created their own in their huddles. Dogs, cats, and pigs roamed freely in this little hamlet and the horses that pulled the calesas, the horse carts, were fed in stalls built right outside … And the mythical tikbalangor the aswang would come and get little girls if they were not home by sundown.5 These otherworldly creatures played an active role in our fearful imaginations as they were invoked in order to make us behave. The shadow of Clark Air Force Base and the …
Beyond the White Noise: Mission in a Multicultural World – Page 85
Tom Montgomery-Fate – 1997 – Preview
Dogs, cats, and pigs roamed freely in this little hamlet, and the horses that pulled the calesas were fed in stalls built right outside the ten-foot-high cement walls of our backyard. My world was also inhabited by spirits, superstitions, … When the cat washed itself, we anticipated visitors. When our palms itched, we were told to anticipate … that the tikbalang or the aswang would come and get little girls if they were not home by sundown. These other-worldly creatures played an active role …
Pinay Power: Peminist Critical Theory – Page 20
Melinda L. de Jesús – 2005 – Preview
… they created their own in their huddles. Dogs, cats, and pigs roamed freely in this little hamlet and the horses that pulled the calesas, the horse carts, were fed in stalls built right outside the ten-foot-high cement … And the mythical tikbalangor the aswang would come and get little girls if they were not home by sundown.5 These otherworldly creatures played an active role in our fearful imaginations as they were invoked in order to make us behave. The shadow of Clark Air Force Base …
Vampires: A Hunter’s Guide – Page 62
Steve White, Mark McKenzie-Ray – 2014 – Preview – More editions
(J Marshall – Tribaleye Images/ Alamy) 62 The Aswang is a particularly ferocious creature, and is able to roam day and night to find prey. It favors the blood of children and seems to transform itself into an animal, such as a dog, cat or bird, to entice young victims. When it has taken its prey, it might replace the body with a corpse or a doppelganger that it has crafted. Humans in Japan must be especially careful, as the native Gaki vampire chooses to impersonate living people, appearing …
Tales from the 7,000 Isles: Filipino Folk Stories: Filipino Folk Stories
Dianne de Las Casas, Zarah C. Gagatiga – 2011 – Preview – More editions
Adobo a dish of pork and/or chicken cooked in’vinegar and soy sauce Agimat amulet; talisman Aguho a swamp oak; Polynesian ironwood Alamid a mountain cat Alampay a shawl Albularyo medicine man; a faith healer who uses herbs, prayers, and chants Alfombra a kind of footwear made of velvet decorated with beautiful beads and sturdy straps Alimaung a wild dog Aparador wardrobe; cabinet; a chest of drawers Aswang in Filipino folklore, it is a generic term for witch, viscera …