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Philippine Folk-tales

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Published by .
Written in English


  • Folklore,
  • Myths & mythology,
  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Folklore & Mythology - Folklore,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Folklore & Mythology

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9884489M
ISBN 101414291507
ISBN 109781414291505

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Philippine Myths, Legends, and Folktales Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. From time to time since the American occupation of the Islands, Philippine folk-tales have appeared in scientific publications, but never, so far as the writer is aware, has there been an attempt to offer to the general public a comprehensive popular collection of this material. The folk-tales in this volume, which were collected in the Philippines during the years from to , have not appeared in print before. They are given to the public now in the hope that they will be no mean or uninteresting addition to the volumes of Oriental Märchen already in existence.   Internationally renowned fictionist Neil Gaiman professed his love for Philippine folklore on Twitter after he was prodded by a fan, but he also declined a request that he write a book on it, saying that the Philippines has “many terrific writers there who can do a better job of telling those stories than I can.”. I really LOVE the myths and monsters of the Philippines.

Philippine Folktales: The Cultural Gems of Filipino Literary Creativity In the early generations of a well-endowed Philippine society, the art and creativity of storytelling most especially to young children has been cultivated over the years, for it is believed as the byproduct of an instinct that was universally implanted in the inherent. Another collection of folk tales from Cole’s collection are Filipino fables. These tales are quite short. The fables can share elements with other nation’s stories, but also offers a look into the customs and beliefs of the Tinguian. There are several Philippine folk tales from the island of Mindanao, the second largest island of the Philippines.   This is a Tagalog version of the Philippine folktale about a turtle, a monkey, and a banana tree. As with most folk stories, there are many variations in the details, but most support that the turtle is the protagonist and the monkey is the not-so-wise character.   Have not read the whole book but from the stories I have read, this is a good addition to my Filipiniana library. Lots of good folk tales from the indigenous and major tribes/peoples of the Philippines. This book was first published in and had been out /5(24).

Her book, Philippine Folk Tales, was published in Mabel Cook Cole was an anthropologist who also collected folk tales and stories for children. FairyTalez. Mabel Cook Cole was an anthropologist and author. Her collection Philippine Folk Tales, published in , was Cole’s attempt to make a thorough compilation of folktales from the nation. The stories are divided into five groups. Tinguian, Ingorot, the Wild Tribes of Mindanao, Moro and Christian. Home | Categories | Southeast Asia | Folk-Lore & Mythology. Philippine Folk Tales, by Mabel Cook Cole, [], full text etext at Filipino folktale In the beginning there were no people on the earth. Lumawig, the Great Spirit, came down from the sky and cut many divided these into pairs which he placed in different parts of the world, and then he said to them, “You must speak.”.