Bathala. Also known as Abba, this highest-ranking deity was described as “may kapal sa lahat,” or the creator of everything. His origin is unknown but his name suggests Hindu influences. According to William Henry Scott, Bathala was derived from the Sanskrit bhattara which means “noble lord.” #FilipiKnow #PhilippineMythology
In Tagalog mythology, Mapulon was the god of seasons. F. Landa Jocano, in the book “Outline of Philippine Mythology,” described Mapulon as one of the lesser divinities assisting Bathala.#FilipiKnow #PhilippineMythology
Philippine Mythology. Nuno sa punso - a dwarf-like being believed to live in anthills and termite mounds. Nuno sa punso are sometimes interchangeable with the duwende, but unlike the latter, these beings are described as having a short-tempered and grumpy demeanor (especially if its home is disturbed).