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The Philippines is a country in Asia. A land with rich and diverse culture, the Philippines are named after King Philip II, the King of Spain.
The collection of folktales from the Philippines consists of one book with 61 folktales.

Philippine Folk Taless

Notes: This book features 61 folktales from the Philippines.

Author: Mabel Cook Cole
Published: 1916
Publisher: A.C. McClurg & Co., Chicago


I.Tinguian - Introduction

1.Aponibolinayen and the Sun


3.Gawigawen of Adasen

4.The Story of Gaygayoma Who Lives up Above

5.The Story of Dumalawi

6.The Story of Kanag

7.The Story of the Tikgi

8.The Story of Sayen

9.The Sun and the Moon

10.How the Tinguian Learned to Plant


12.The Tree with the Agate Beads

13.The Striped Blanket

14.The Alan and the Hunters

15.Man and the Alan


17.The Mistaken Gifts

18.The Boy who Became a Stone

19.The Turtle and the Lizard

20.The Man with the Cocoanuts

21.The Carabao and the Shell

22.The Alligator’s Fruit


II.Igorot - Introduction

24.The Creation

25.The Flood Story

26.Lumawig on Earth

27.How the First Head was Taken

28.The Serpent Eagle

29.The Tattooed Men

30.Tilin, The Rice Bird

III.Wild Tribes of Mindanao - Introduction

31.How the Moon and Stars Came to Be

32.The Flood Story


34.How Children Became Monkeys

35.Bulanawan and Aguio





38.The Story of the Creation

39.In the Beginning


40.The Children of the Limokon

41.The Sun and the Moon


42.The Widow’s Son

IV.Moro - Introduction

43.Mythology of Mindanao

44.The Story of Bantugan

V.The Christianized Tribes - Introduction


45.The Monkey and the Turtle

46.The Poor Fisherman and His Wife

47.The Presidente who had Horns

48.The Story of a Monkey

49.The White Squash


50.The Creation Story

51.The Story of Benito

52.The Adventures of Juan

53.Juan Gathers Guavas


54.The Sun and the Moon

55.The First Monkey

56.The Virtue of the Cocoanut


58.Why Dogs Wag their Tails

59.The Hawk and the Hen

60.The Spider and the Fly

61.The Battle of the Crabs

What's interesting in the Philippines

The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
are situated in the Ifugao Province, the Philippines. Built 2000 years ago and passed on from generation to generation, the Ifugao Rice Terraces are a part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
is a coral reef and a Natural Marine Park in the Sulu Sea, Philippines. Protected by UNESCO, the national park considered one of the most diverse in terms of fish, shark, whale and bird species in the world.

Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park
is a national park in the Province of Palawan, the Philippines. Protected by UNESCO and pronounced one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, the park has an underground river that spreads over miles on underground caves and has several floors.

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