A Philippine myth on the guava fruit talks about a typical rustic boy who pitied the needy. The myth reminds us that kindness can melt even the most bitter things, and that courage to face danger to help people is always rewarded.
Courage, strength and wit are necessary qualities of a leader. A Philippine folklore on why the lion became king of the jungle shows that the animal kingdom recognizes the virtues are necessary to put the jungle in order. If it’s true in folklores, then why not in real life? The folklore seems to suggest.
Each part of creation was specifically designed for a purpose. Defying that purpose would only result to further harm. A Philippine myth on cashew nuts confirms this idea and tells about creatures that wished something contrary to their nature. Unfortunately, their wish came true.
Sibling fights among young Filipino brothers are common. But parents sometimes use old stories to teach youngsters to love each other. Among the stories is the legend of La Union. Love broke the years-old quarrels of 2 brothers, according to the legend of La Union.
Black cats have earned the infamy for carrying bad luck around. A Philippine tale on them is the culprit. The tale begins with a village boy a longtime ago and somehow ends up in common backyards today. There’s a moral in the tale: Black cats will be black cats and boys will be boys.
Most people would choose material possessions over anything else. But not the people in a myth concerning the macopa fruit. According to the myth, they died protecting the symbol of their treasured religion. This myth is a suspense thriller.
When something is urgently sought for, an accidental discovery is bound to show up—or at least that’s what a Philippine folklore says. The folklore on why we cook the foods we eat is an example of how an urgent activity led to an important albeit accidental discovery that started culinary arts.
Aside from its blue sea, rolling waves, vibrant sea life and clean beaches, San Juan in La Union in Northen Luzon hides thrilling secrets in its mysterious old historical ruins and old Hispanic buidings. Little tales of spooks sometimes add color to a hometown vacation.
A version of creation tells of how the Philippine archipelago and its inhabitants came into being. Not only that, it also reflects how courage, adventurism, cordiality, and romance roll into one to concoct the Filipino spirit.
A lot of people are afraid of new and untried things. They would rather not have anything to do with them. But there are people who are lured by strange things, but often end up harmed. A few learn the wisdom in trying new things in the right way. A myth on the Lanzones fruit tells exactly how new things, done in the proper way, can prove to be very beneficial.