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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Namungan, my mother, Let my name be Lam-ang when you have me baptized. They fought without rest for ten months until all the one-eyed giants were killed. It was a tradition to have a newly married man swim in the river for the rarang fish.

The story was handed down orally for generations before it was written down around assumedly by a blind Ilokano bard named Pedro Bucaneg. It took four people to help Namongan give birth.

He resisted her blandishments, for his feeling for Cannoyan was far greater for anyone to take.

Francisco and Josephine Acosta Pasricha had suggested earlier dates for this influence, during the 9th to 10th century AD. A prominent example is the scene in which Lam-ang was on his way home. He was able to pin down the monstrous wild boar and tear out its mouth.

English Literature : Biag ni Lam-ang (Summary)

Listen then while I narrate at length The hiag of Lam-ang Because his mother conceived him that month. Melmar Azores 9 February at The dirt is so gross that fishes and animals died upon contact of the water. It is unseemly, such a shame For me to carry you, bamboos. Baltog, born in Baltavara to the brave clan of Lipod, was the first to cultivate the fields in the rich land of Ibalon.


Aware that her child was a blessed, lam-any creature, his mother Namongan allows him to go. Folklorist Mellie Leandicho Lopez notes that ” later versions of the epic differ from the early texts due to the addition of more Christian and Spanish elements in the adventures of the Lama-ng hero Lam-Ang.

Buyong Matanayon begged with Humadapnon to leave the place with him but the latter refused. After the flood waters subsided, Paubari and Alunsina returned to the plains secretly. They thus went ahead, Don Juan behind them. As they were about to leave the river, Lam-ang noticed a giant crocodile.

Back alive, Lam-ang and his wife lived happily ever after with his white rooster and gray dog. The high priest promptly made an altar and burned some alanghiran fronds and a pinch of kamangyan. They were people turned into rock by Rabot. There was a young woman named Ines Kannoyan whom Lam-ang wanted to woo.

Landa Jocano suggest that such Hindu influences probably arrived in the Philippines through the extensive trade local cultures had with the Majapahit empire during the 14th through 16th centuries, [2] [9] [10] although earlier scholars such as Juan R.

Back home Angoy Ginbitinan and Abyang Durunuun both delivered sons.

Rivers dried up and the seas receded. During his exhausting journey, he decided to rest for awhile.

Biag ni Lam-ang (Summary)

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


As soon as the baby boy popped out, he spoke and asked that he be given the name Lam-ang. The plots of their stories revolve around supernatural events and heroic deeds.

With the diversity of ethnic groups in the Philippines, Filipino epics are not national in scope the way the Kaleva is in Finland, for example.

Punlad Research House, Inc. Being God-given, my husband Don Juan, The custom cannot be gainsaid. He dove back into the water and engaged with the creature in a fierce fight until the syory was subdued. He had his dog bark and in an instant the fallen house rose up again.

The Life of Lam-ang (an Iloko epic)

Immediately Buyong Matanayon struck Humadapnon, who became unconscious. And when her time came To deliver the blood made whole, There was not one who was not called: Half of the ridge became the island of Buglas Negros and the other became the island of Panay.

The masseuse-midwife, the fish-hooker, Alisot; The diver Marcos; Pasho the rich man. His adventures begin when his father, Don Juan, lam-ant out for a battle but never returned.

Great Filipinos in History. The serpent having been ignored challenged him into a fight lam-agn cost the serpent its heads. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.