Summary of Biag ni Lam-ang, the Ilocano epic of the Philippines Buod ng Florante at Laura Summary of Early Dawn to Full Light: Buod ng. “Biag ni Lam-ang” is an epic poem about the birth, life, death and resurrection of the hero Lam-ang. Aided by his pet dog and rooster, Lam-ang avenges his. BIAG NI LAM-ANG (Life of Lam-ang) is pre-Hispanic epic poem of the Ilocano people of the Philippines. The story was handed down orally for.

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Labaw Donggon submerged Saragnayan under water for seven years, but when he let go of him, Saragnayan was still alive.

Tamarind fruits tender and thin as bamboo strings, Kamias, daldaligan, Oranges and pomelos; Butcher fish, stripped bass, fishes of all sorts; Clams and bivalves big as plates, Maratangtang and sea urchins; Sea algae, aragan and arosip; Shucked oysters, crayfish caught with net; Blue crabs baited with salelem, Deer tracked down and killed, boar trapped.

Lam-ang is an extraordinary being, manifesting when he begins to speak in his early years, thus enabling him to choose his own name. Her decision angered her other suitors. And they lived happily ever after. He asked the Igorots why they killed his father, but the Igorots instead advised him to go home if he did not want to suffer the same fate which his father suffered. Punlad Research House, Inc. They plotted to bring harm to the newlyweds.

Before going, however, his rooster warned that something unpleasant was bound to happen.

Biag ni Lam-ang

The Tandayag was a monstrous wild boar but the biga Baltog was not afraid. Lam-ang was furious when he learned what had happened to his father. The savage monkeys were frightened and hid when they saw the rivers and swamps of Ibalon turn red with blood.

The dirt is so gross that fishes and animals died upon contact of the water. She did not abstain from any edible fruit: Buyong Matanayon begged with Humadapnon to leave the place with him but the latter refused. This trip required him to use his biday nga inagta black boat on which he sailed across the seas for many months, biga across the region of the clouds, and passed the land of stones until finally he reached the shores of Bixg which was the seaside fortress of Saragnayan.


Labaw Donggon then challenged Saragnayan to a duel saying stlry whoever wins fukl have her. This made Ines look out. Blanco who sent the text of the poem to De Los Reyes, who then published the text, in Ilocanoalong with a Spanish prose translation, in his paper, the El Ilocano, to On the way, Lam-ang met his enemy Sumarang, another suitor of Ines whom he fought and readily defeated.

The girl’s parents witnessed this and called for him.

Dinahon, biqg Aeta, created the stove, cooking pot, earthen jar, and other kitchen utensils. Before Lam-ang was born, Don Juan went to the mountains in order to punish a group of their Igorot enemies. The people celebrated when they learned of the victory of their king Baltog. Sgory Donggon, the eldest of the three, asked his mother to prepare his magic cape, hat, belt and kampilan sword for he heard of a place called Handug where a beautiful maiden named Angoy Ginbitinan lived.

There was a big gathering in the village and when they asked what was going on they were told that the datu was giving his daughter for marriage to whoever could remove the huge boulder that rolled from a mountain into the center of the village. Click here to sign up. All the fish died because of the dirt and odor from Lam-ang’s body. They fought without rest for ten months until all the one-eyed giants were killed. He also chose his godparents and asked where his father was.

Arsenio Manuel attributes the first written documentation of Biag Ni Lam-ang to the parish priest of the municipality Narvacan Fr.

Philippine anthropologists and historiographers such as F. Although most of the thematic scholarship regarding the Biag ni Lam-ang have focused on the evolving Roman Catholic lam-ahg of the epic, some Philippine textbooks [8] have suggested that it may have been influenced by Lam-nag epics the Mahabharata and Ramayana. As soon as the baby boy popped out, he spoke and asked that he be given the name Lam-ang.


A Handbook of Philippine Folklore. Lam-anf to lunch with the family of Ines, Lam-ang impresses her parents with his wealth and upon returning, he gives the family two golden ships.

The headhunters throw spears at him, but he just catches it and throws it back to them. On his way, he met a woman and named Saridandan, whose name suggests that she was a woman of ill repute. Blanco of Narvacan, working with the publicist and folklorist Isabelo de los Reyes.

Biag ni Lam-ang (Summary)

This article needs additional citations for verification. In fact, the epic poems of the Philippines are in many different languages, not just the currently dominant Tagalog.

He built the first boat to ride the waves of Ibalon seas. They had a son named Lam-ang. Help Center Find new research papers in: One evening at dinner time Buyong Matanayon threw seven slices of ginger into the fire. For his deep appreciation for the help of his pets – the cock and the dog – and of Marcus the diver, he promised that each other would get his or its due reward.

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During the wedding feast Humadapnon heared about the beauty of the goddess of greed Burigadang Pada Sinaklang Bulawan from a guest minstrel who sang at the celebration. These are mostly pagan groups and the Moros who were not Christianized by missionaries.

Because of his good example, inventors came forth from his people. Philippine epics are lengthy narrative poems based on oral tradition.

Half of the ridge became the island of Buglas Negros and the other became the island of Panay. During his exhausting journey, he decided to rest for awhile. May I know where and when did fll literary piece was written, please??

There were fireworks, musical band, and display of attractive items like the glasses, the mirror, the slippers, clothes and nice food.