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Philippine Folk Literature: An Anthology – Page 244

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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 …
Tagtaginep – My Dream of Opportunity

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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 …
Stargods, Vampires, and Dragon-wolves

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“Alfred, you know me better than that. I don’t say anything without first coming up with a reasonable conclusion. When I was a young boy, I encountered an aswang in the fields. It stood behind the tall Balete tree next to mountain cemetery. It had huge black wings and its body covered all over with hair, and blood red eyes. But what I remember the most were those sharp canine teeth. It came after me, but my dog, who accompanied me at the time, gave its life to save mine. As my dog …
The aswang syncrasy in Phililppine folklore: with illustrative … – Page 36

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Maximo D. Ramos – 1971 – ‎Snippet view – ‎More editions
Guin paangan leog ngan guinkamras ang mga mata san aswang hasta nga nahulog ini sa pang-pang ngan namatay. Si Enting guin-pusdak sa lunayan. Waray baya’i san etoy si Enting hasta san kaaga. Toyang and Enting were a married couple. Toyang was pregnant. Enting had danlak, a sickness whereby his testicles grew big. Whenever he had an attack he would just keep on tuning his guitar. They had a little dog. Their house was near a river and was made of nipa thatch, and …
Psychic Phenomena: A Clinical Investigation – Page 38

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Duncan Alexander McKenzie R.N. – 2014 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
was attacked by an aswang. He claimed that it was disguised as a big black dog with red, glowering eyes. Porras’ descriptions aptly fit the physical appearance of the supernatural being which has the ability to transform itself into different forms while devouring its prey. He claimed that he and his younger brother were sleeping in a small makeshift hut near their rice field on the evening of September 22, guarding their farm ducks, when the incident happened. The boys’ parents were …
Philippine Folk Literature: The Legends – Page ix

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Damiana Ligon Eugenio – 1996 – ‎Snippet view – ‎More editions
Aswang Legends 80 A Legend of the Aswangs (Tagalog) 168 81 The Tale of Mangkukulam (Tagalog) 170 82 House in the Woods (Tagalog) 173 83 The Magcucutud (Pampango) 174 84 The Six Witches of Capiz 175 85 The Magic Oil (Tagalog) 177 … 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 a Tiktik (Aklanon) 207 103 …
A Study of Philippine Games – Page 170

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5) The aswang is one of these night creatures mingling with ordinary human beings but assuming various forms like a dog, a pretty maiden, etc. at night. Maximo Ramos in The Aswang Syncrasy in Philippine Folklore (ibid.) writes that since there is no wolf in the Philippines, the word “aswdng” is probably “a shortened form of asu-asuan (meaning the likeness of a dog)” from “aso” (dog), the animal the aswang frequently changes into. A*other ReEncyclopedia of Vampire Mythology – Page 27

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(AZ-wang Witch) A living VAMPIRIC WITCH from the Philippines, the aswang witch is born a human female who is then trained in the art of magic and witchcraft (see LIVING VAMPIRE). As she ages, the witch learns to … True to his word, Asmund had himself entombed with his friend’s body within his crypt along with all the honors they deserved and the treasures they had accumulated over the years, including their dogs, horses, and favorite weapons. Before Asmund could decide …
The aswang inquiry

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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 …
Ano ‘yon? Ano ‘yan?: – Page 9

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Asungot! [ah sung’ot] A pain. Someone who causes trouble, grief. Asus! [ah sus’] An irreverent exclamation since this is short for ay Hesus or the Pinoy version of my God! Sometimes uttered as a way of saying, no way! 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.

Witchcraft, Filipino-style – Page 53

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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 …
The Creatures of Midnight: Faded Deities of Luzon, the Visayas and …

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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 …
Southeast Asian birth customs: three studies in human reproduction

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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 …
San Ag: The Literary Journal of the Fray Luis de Leon Creative …

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ISABEL D. SEBULLEN Aswang First Prize, Hiligaynon Short Story Category 2000 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature Synopsis: The nameless narrator is telling a fellow inmate in their prison cell how he killed his grandfather who is an aswang. An aswang is an evil creature in the evening and a tamed human being during the day. An aswang, by transforming into a hideous form like a big dog or a pig with fangs, attacks and eats human beings. The narrator talks about their …
Solidarity – Volumes 94-101 – Page 45

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… a dog , pig or even a cockroach. An aswang could secretly perch in the raffers of a house where a woman was delivering. Its long, red thread-like tongue would silently move down the house wall, along the slatted floor, and enter the woman’s vagina. Then it devoured the fetus. Julita shook her head as if to free herself from the thought. But they would not approach a dwelling with suwa branches beneath the floor. ‘ ‘Don t forget to rub yourself with the juice of the beyasong fruit when …
The Filipino Child and Philippine Society: Research Reports and Essays

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George M. Guthrie – 1961 – ‎Snippet view
Research Reports and Essays George M. Guthrie. Province and probably elsewhere in the islands. The aswang which does not fly changes himself to an animal, often a dog. In this role he scares people. He does not do any particular damage to living people. He disappears and suddenly reappears as another animal or in his original human form. His primary function is to scare people and confuse them. If one shows his fear, this aswang is more persistent in his frightening activities.
Philippine Folktales – Page 38

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Gaudencio V. Aquino, ‎Bonifacio N. Cristobal, ‎Delfin Fresnosa – 1969 – ‎Snippet view – ‎More editions
She wanted to kill the dog. The dog, which was really the patianak, ran to the river and jumped into the water. But when he surfaced, the bumblebee was still there and started stinging him again. So the dog changed himself into an oriole. When the bumblebee passed by his beak, he caught her and chewed her into small pieces and swallowed her. That was the end of the old aswang. Since then there have been no aswang in Sablayan Island, because all the other aswang left after …
Western Folklore – Volumes 35-36 – Page 65

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Martin: Those things like kulam [sorcery], aswang [witches] and also kapre [giants] in the Philippines, I don’t believe. Bartolome: Then you didn’t stay long there. When did you leave the Philippines? Martin: 1912. Here, when we see a big redwood tree, we don’t think of it as the abode of spirits (E712.1). When we hear a dog barking, we don’t think of a ghost (E423.1.1); we think that someone is trying to get into the house. Bartolome: Well, I don’t know, but there was this doctor, a captain …
University of Manila Journal Of East Asiatic Studies

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The pregnant woman should not venture out alone at night if she does not want to expose herself to the aswang and the kantanod. The aswang is believed to be a male human being during the day, but who can change at will during the night into an animal, usually a dog or a pig. In such guise he is believed to roam about at night looking for a pregnant woman. He is supposed to have a rapacious appetite for the foetus in the woman’s womb. It is said that in his nocturnal wanderings, …

Filipinas – Volume 12 – Page 56

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Aswang or Bruha – An ordinary witch or sorcerer who can be a woman or a man. This person can change into the form of a black cat, pig, dog or bird with bloodshot eyes. At night, it lurks behind bushes waiting for a lonely wayfarer. When a victim is spotted, it appears out of nowhere in the middle of the road intent on overpowering the victim. The aswang drags its hunted prey into a secret lair, gorging on the victim’s liver and blood. However, it cannot lift anybody who carries a coin.

Tree of Smoke: A Novel

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They gathered in the chapel of the village each afternoon to pray for the death of the aswang, but nothing helped, and, even, they were sometimes suddenly taken in a bloody murder while walking home from these prayers. “Well, in the manner of these things, a saint appeared to the brother … the bottom of the path, because there he would slay the aswang. Many cats gathered in the granary at night, one of whom was in fact the aswang, who assumed this form in order to camouflage.
Cebuano Sorcery: Malign Magic in the Philippines – Page 69

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Richard W. Lieban – 1967 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
ther have an aswang or a normal offspring, but an aswang cannot be born to normal parents. When the source of an aswang’s power is transmitted to an ordinary person, he may become a witch himself, or he may become ill or die. Processes by which this transmission takes place are called … For example, a young man was courting Eduar- clo’s sister, and after he left her house one night, he saw a cat which he chased. When he cornered the cat, it began chasing him, and then the …
The aswang syncrasy in Phililppine folklore: with illustrative … – Page 74

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[THE SPEARED CAT]90 In Abango, a small barrio in Leyte where we used to live, a man was suspected to be an aswang. His name was Julio. He and his family lived in the outskirts of the barrio near a small forest. Julio had an ugly face and reddish, bulging eyes. He had many cats for pets.91 My mother, who had given birth a week before, got sick. Julio, who used to pass by our house, would ask my father how mother was. My: mother did not get any better and grew worse instead.
Steal the Moon:

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Lexi Blake – 2014 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
It had been importantto still havea place in the city, butDev convinced me to give it up after Dannyand I moved in with him. AsIbreathed inthe early evening air, I wonderedif my apartment was stillavailable. There had been no voice mails onmy cell whenI checked after weburned the aswang. I’d expected Devto leavea flurryof angry “getyour ass home” messages, but there was absolutely nothing. Thesilence said alot. “You are not enjoying your cat?” Declan asked, his voice not unkind.
Antillia: The Order of the Lucifuge, Book One

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Peter Hammarberg – 2014 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
Fowler straightened his black pinstripe suit. “Once again—we have come here to hunt and destroy a creature that has been terrorizing the nearby villages. I believe they called it an aswang. And since this is your first official field mission for The Order, I suggest you try not to screw it up.” “What the devil is an aswang? Peculiar name—ass wang.” “It is considered a ghoul in these parts,” Grimstead said, scratching Kero underneath his chin. The mighty cat laid on its stomach and rested his …
Philippine Folk Literature: The Legends – Page 203

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We all chased the cat in the field. To be sure that the cat would not be able to escape, we advanced closely and carefully. We left no stone unturned to be able to catch the cat. Some people shouted “shoot.” One of us, however, opposed the idea as someone else might be hit. Another one said, “Basi aswang ran (that might be an aswang) .” Finally, we all went home disappointed for the cat just disappeared. The moon was beginning to wane. My bilas (my sister-in-law’s husband) asked …
Hiligaynon Mythological Stories and Folktales: Analysis and Translation

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Kag kun mag-aga na gani, malakat na lang inang aswang bangud nahadlok na sila kun masanag na. THE WITCH ANDTHE CAT Felipe was a naughty child. He did not have animal pets. Whenever he saw an animal, he kicked it, threw stone at it and beat it with a bamboo stick. One night, after they ate supper and after the rain, Felipe was about to sleep when he heard “tik…tik…tik…” that came from the rice field. He wondered why the people suddenly kept silent. He went to his maid …
The aswang inquiry

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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 …
Southeast Asian birth customs: three studies in human reproduction

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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 …

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F. Landa Jocano, ‎Arnora Edrozo – 1982 – ‎Snippet view
The aswang is usually considered the cause of severe stomach ache. 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, …

The Ilocanos: An Ethnography of Family and Community Life in the …

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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 …

Towards a Survey of Philippine Folklore and Mythology – Page 26

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Francisco R. Demetrio – 1968 – ‎Snippet view
Rubbing a cat’s paw against one’s neck or throat will help remove a fishbone stuck in it. B. Carabaos , Catties, Cows Scrapings from the horns of carabaos and cows thrown into a brazier of red hot coals will scare the aswang away. 3 (Pavon, p. 19). The moving of cattle on New Year’s eve is a sure sign of abundant harvest. (Tagoloan) C. Crabs The Bagobos hung the shells of crabs over the doorway in order to ward off the buso, a being similar to the aswang.1* D. Crocodiles or …
The Balete Book: A Collection of Demons, Monsters, Elves and Dwarfs …

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Salvador Paraiso – 2003 – ‎Snippet view
Aswangs are both despised and feared. By day, they look like phlegmatic individuals, thin and sickly. Looking like a normal person, it may even have a job. Yet, at night, the demonic transformation occurs: the eyes blaze, the mouth salivates, the fingers sharpen like those of an animal. Oftentimes, the aswang transforms into other shapes such as a cat, a rooster, and even a water buffalo. The form an aswang mostly takes is that of an animal that is larger than usual, and is completely …
Witchcraft, Filipino-style – Page 53

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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 …
Asian Cinema: A Publication of the Asian Cinema Studies Society

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As werebeast she is alternately boar, cat, bird, snake, and human and is thus almost successful in deceiving the young Catlyn. In her witch-form (she is played by Lilia Cuntapay from “The Nanny”), she is an old, baleful woman whose glance alone is sufficient to frighten Veron nearly out of her mind. At her most fearful, the aswang is a viscera-sucker who lays in wait on the roof of a thatched hut. Finding a hole in the roof, she extends her tongue to the pregnant woman, Rosita, lying …
Etnikong bokabularyong Bikol: isang pagtitipon at pagsasalin sa anim …

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Western Folklore – Volumes 27-28 – Page 243

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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 …
Solidarity – Volume 3 – Page 55

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In some parts of the country there is considerable hostility to peddlers, especially those known to come from provinces reputed as the home of aswang, such as Sorsogon in the Bikol area and Aklan and Capiz in the Western Visayas. The folk fear that weredogs take the guise … She will not look people straight in the eye because the image in her iris is said to be upside down and the iris itself thin and elongated like a cat’s or lizard’s in bright sunshine. The list of objects useful in fighting …
Horror and Science Fiction Films IV – Page 25

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Donald C. Willis – 1997 – ‎Snippet view
“mechanical kid.” ASTRONOMEOUS or ASTRONOMEOWS see Felix the Cat in Astronomeous The ASTRONUT IN BROTHER FROM OUTER SPACE Fox/Terrytoons (CBS) 1964 anim color/ws 6m. (aka Brother from Outer Space) … Ref: TV: Regal Capital video; no Eng. With Alma Moreno (aswang), Aiza Seguerra, Aljon Jimenez, John Estrada, Manilyn Reynes, Janice de Belen, Joey Marquez, Dick Israel, Lilia Cuntapay (old aswang). The strange beastie which de-entrails a man, the …
The Aswang Complex in Philippine Folklore

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Maximo D. Ramos – 1990 – ‎No preview – ‎More editions
Filipino Heritage: The metal age in the Philippines – Page 485

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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 …

 

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