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This etext contains four articles that appeared in the "Journal of American Folk Lore" (JAFL), all related to folklore in the Philippines.

1. "Philippine Folk Tales," Clara Kern Bayliss, JAFL 15 : 46 53.

2. "Visayan Folk Tales," Berton L. Maxfield and W. H. Millington, JAFL 19 : 97 112; JAFL 20 : 89 103; JAFL 20 : 311 318.

3. "Tagalog Folk Tales," Fletcher Gardner, JAFL 20 : 104 120; 20 : 300 310.

(including two shorter articles, 4. "A Filipino (Tagalog) Version of Aladdin" and 5. "Some Games of Filipino Children" by the same author.)

6. "Bagobo Myths," Laura Watson Benedict, JAFL 26 : 13 63.

All are in the public domain.

The multipart articles are joined together.

This etext has been produced by Jeroen Hellingman


Philippine Folk Tales.

The Monkey and the Turtle. How the Farmer Deceived the Demon. Benito, the Faithful Servant.

Visayan Folk Tales.

Introduction. How Jackyo Became Rich. Truth and Falsehood. Camanla and Parotpot. Juan, the Student. The Two Wives and the Witch. The Living Head. Juan Pusong. The Enchanted Ring. The Enchanted Shell. The Three Brothers. The Datto Somacuel. Magbolot├│. Why Dogs Wag Their Tails. The Eagle and the Hen. The Spider and the Fly. The Battle of the Crabs. The Meeting of the Plants. Who Brings the Cholera? Masoy and the Ape. Arnomongo and Iput Iput. The Snail and the Deer. Story of Ca Matsin and Ca Boo Ug.

Tagalog Folk Tales.

Juan Gathers Guavas. Juan Makes Gulay of his own Child. Juan Wins a Wager for the Governor. Juan Hides the Salt. The Man in the Shroud. The Adventures of Juan. The Aderna Bird. The Story of Juan and the Monkey. Juan the Drunkard who Visited Heaven. The Juan who Visited Heaven. The Sad Story of Juan and Maria. The Fifty one Thieves. The Covetous King and the Three Children. The Silent Lover. The Priest, the Servant Boy, and the Child Jesus. The Story of Juan del Mundo de Austria and the Princess Maria. The Artificial Earthquake. The Queen and the Aeta Woman. The Child Saint. Tagalog Babes in the Woods. The King, the Princess, and the Poor Boy. Hidden Treasure. The Battle of the Enchanters.

A Filipino (Tagalog) Version of Aladdin.

Some Games of Filipino Children.

Bagobo Myths

Myths Associated with Natural Phenomena

Cosmogony In the Days of the Mona Why the Sky Went Up Why the Sky Went Up The Sun and the Moon Origin of the Stars The Fate of the Moon's Baby The Black Men at the Door of the Sun Story of the Eclipse

The "Ulit:" Adventures of Mythical Bagobo at the Dawn of Tradition

Lumabat and Mebu'yan Story of Lumabat and Wari How Man Turned into a Monkey The Tuglibung and the Tuglay Adventures of the Tuglay The Tuglay and the Bia The Malaki's Sister and the Basolo The Mona

Folk Lore of the Buso

How to See the Buso Buso and the Woman The Buso's Basket The Buso Child The Buso Monkey How the Moon Tricks the Buso The Buso and the Cat How a Dog Scared the Buso Story of Duling and the Tagamaling The S'iring How Iro Met the S'iring

Animal Stories: Metamorphosis, Explanatory Tales, Etc.

The Kingfisher and the Malaki The Woman and the Squirrel The Cat Why the Bagobo Likes the Cat How the Lizards got their Markings The Monkey and the Tortoise The Crow and the Golden Trees

An Ata Story

Alelu'k and Alebu'tud


Philippine Folk Tales. [1]

By Clara Kern Bayliss.


The Monkey and the Turtle. [2]

One day a Monkey met a Turtle on the road, and asked, "Where are you going?"

"I am going to find something to eat, for I have had no food for three whole days," said the Turtle.

"I too am hungry," said the Monkey; "and since we are both hungry, let us go together and hunt food for our stomachs' sake."

They soon became good friends and chatted along the way, so that the time passed quickly. Before they had gone far, the Monkey saw a large bunch of yellow bananas on a tree at a distance... Continue reading book >>

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