Princess Urduja is a figure from Philippine legend, a warrior  princess who is said to have ruled the kingdom of Tawalisi in  the province of Pangasinan.    Though whether or not she actually existed is in contention  among scholars, she is still considered a popular heroine and  Philippine icon, especially in Pangasinan.    This is my interpretation of Urduja, i wanted to create a tribal character based on our culture and history.

Princess Urduja is a figure from Philippine legend, a warrior princess who is said to have ruled the kingdom of Tawalisi in the province of Pangasinan. Urduja: The Warrior Princess

Alunsina, Goddess Of The Eastern Skies by James Claridades [©2013]

Alunsina (Philippines) - regarded as the goddess of the eastern skies that brings in the light of the sun and cool winds during hot days of the dry season; she is also the guardian against strong typhoons and of beauty.

K is for Kumakatok - The "Kumakatok" (Door Knockers) are a group of three robed figures believed by many to knock on doors in the middle of the night, bringing bad omens. They allegedly look like humans but wear hoods which obscure their faces to some extent. One resembles a young female while the other two look like old people. The visits are supposedly more frequent after a disease outbreak. Reported sightings of the Kumakatok have decreased significantly since World War II.

K is for Kumakatok - The "Kumakatok" (Door Knockers) are a group of three robed figures believed by many to knock on doors in the middle of the night, bringing bad omens. They allegedly look like humans but wear hoods which obscure their faces to some extent. One resembles a young female while the other two look like old people. The visits are supposedly more frequent after a disease outbreak. Reported sightings of the Kumakatok have decreased significantly since World War II.

IJuander: Why do Filipinos still believe in aswang? | Lifestyle | GMA News Online

IJuander: Why do Filipinos still believe in aswang?

IJuander: Why do Filipinos still believe in aswang? | Lifestyle | GMA News Online

Philippines | A Kalinga man adorned in elaborate fabric, necklaces and ear disks.  Luzon Island.  ca. 1910s | ©Charles Martin

A Kalinga man adorned in elaborate fabric, necklaces and ear disks (National Geographic Vintage)

Day of the Dead Artist David Lozeau, Blissful Bellows, Day of the Dead Art, David Lozeau Dia de los Muertos Art - 1

Blissful Bellows

Day of the Dead Artist David Lozeau, Blissful Bellows, Dia de los Muertos, Sugar Skull

Samoan chief and warrior  janesoceania.com

Nafanua is a famous Samoan Warrior Princess and a legend in Polynesian mythology.

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