A Study of Philippine Games – Page 170
Mellie Leandicho Lopez – 2001 – Snippet view – More editions
Cultural Notes Among the Tagalogs of Luzon, the aswang is believed to look like an attractive woman by day, fair, … in the Philippines, the word “aswdng” is probably “a shortened form of asu-asuan (meaning the likeness of a dog)” from “aso” …
Psychic Phenomena: A Clinical Investigation – Page 38
Duncan Alexander McKenzie R.N. – 2014 – Preview – More editions
“Aswang talaga ang nakita ko,” (“It was definitely and Aswang that I saw,”) Tata said, adding that the big black dog about three … from their friends and relatives living in the allegedly aswang-infested localities in southern Philippines.52 ‘Psywar’ tricks using folkloric belief. … Goosebumps rose on my arms on moonless nights in Huk territory as I listened to the haunting minor notes of trumpets playing …
Individual Family & Community – Page 70
Phoebe A. Dauz-Williams, Arthur R. Williams – 2000 – Preview
To note a few studies on the matter, Jocano (1975:109) in a case study of a Philippine barrio has noted that aside from … Nurge (1965:80) notes that among the Guinhangdans, the main verbal forms of punishment are teasing, joking, and the threat of the “asuang” (witch). … include fear of the dark, of ghosts, injections, thunder, lightning, devils, death, and certain animals like lizards, dogs, snakes, or mice.
The National Union Catalogs, 1963-: A Cumulative Author List …
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The Aswang Complex in Philippine Folklore
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Creatures of Philippine lower mythology – Page 137
Maximo D. Ramos – 1971 – Snippet view – More editions
The term were-dog may be used in the Philippines since there are no wolves in the country and the word aswang is probably derived from aso (“dog”), but the term werewolf will be used here to facilitate the job of relating these findings to the …
Western Folklore – Volumes 27-28 – Page 242
1968 – Snippet view – More editions
Again, the gables of many a Philippine roof feature an ornamental sharp cone of tin. … that its reputed virtue in keeping the aswang creatures off the roof may have been a strong motive for its introduction into the country. … My notes indicate that the ancient Filipinos regarded crocodiles and pythons as dragons and worshipped them. … former — by day, but at night to turn into a ferocious beast, principally a dog, known as aso in many Philippine languages.9 A werewolf is identified with …
Towards a Survey of Philippine Folklore and Mythology – Page 117
Francisco R. Demetrio – 1968 – Snippet view
(Note: The pages of this essay which is found in Retana’s Archivo , Vol. … itself as a small black bird perching itself over the roof of houses and from there sucking the liver of babies by means of its beak, it was called aswang. … When it appeared in the shape of an umbrella, it was called hubat, when as a dog, bagat. Baua is …
Barangay: Sixteenth-century Philippine Culture and Society
William Henry Scott – 1994 – Preview – More editions
Barangay presents a sixteenth-century Philippine ethnography.
Animism: Respecting the Living World
Graham Harvey – 2005 – Preview – More editions
What is their relationship to humans? In this new study, Graham Harvey explores current and past animistic beliefs and practices of Native Americans, Maori, Aboriginal Australians, and eco-pagans.
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University of Manila Journal of East Asiatic Studies
1959 – Snippet view – More editions
NOTES ON THE PHILIPPINES 41 6. … DOG. Mandarangan, the evil-spirit of the Bagobos of southern Mindanao, is said to keep two large dogs, which he sets … The same people also beat their dogs during an eclipse to scare the crocodile. 8.
Philippine Studies – Volume 52 – Page 418
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Notes I wish to thank Froilan Havana and Inalo Yawinhay for inviting me to their respective hakyadan, both of which were … suguyan, spirit helpers of hunters; tumanod, guardian of hunting dogs; the umagad or spirit owners of game; and the …
Recollections of Manilla and the Philippines: During 1848, 1849, and 1850
By Robert MacMicking
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spiritual adviser of so large a population as that of Mariquina stood to her.
Both the priest and she were elderly people, and their intercourse has, I understood, been of long standing; and during the course of it several children have been born. But the most wonderful thing appears to be, how such a man could direct the worship of his parishioners, or lay before them the scripture tenets of his and their faith, while openly violating it before their eyes. But the same thing has taken place in Europe not unfrequently, and quite as openly, without exciting excessive scandal in many places.
There is an immense deal more of immorality among the clergy of all denominations and countries than would be believed. Alas, for human nature!
The site of Manilla is low-lying and level, and as the country in the vicinity of the capital is of the same nature, being covered by far stretching paddy fields, it presents few picturesque attractions, in order to enjoy which, and the verdure, freshness, and variety of an undulating landscape, excursions are frequently made to various places at some short distance from the town, and during Bome period of each year, most of the foreign merchants have latterly got into the plan of renting houses within driving distance, and of spending most of the dry season in them, going and returning frequently, or generally daily, to their counting-houses, so long as the roads are passable. The village of Mariquina, about seven miles from Manilla, is the most favourite place of resort, although the road to it is very bad, but it presents the attractions of very good pure air and water, and a bright landscape. Those persons who are not fond of horse exercise, make use of American light spider-carriages, drawn by a pair of ponies, as that sort of vehicle is found to be the only conveyance capable of standing the ruts and jolting over these country paths, which would to a certainty break the springs of any other description of carriage I have ever seen.
Owing to their great lightness and strength, these spider-carriages are favourite conveyances here, and these qualities render them by much the most suitable description for the country.
In the neighbourhood of Mariquina, the country is in many respects picturesque and fine; a more lovely coup aVail is seldom seen, than that which may be witnessed from the road at the top of the hill just before beginning the descent leading past the old Jesuit Convent, a partly ruinous building, now known by the name of the Hacienda; from that point, looking down on the valleys which burst on the view at once, especially at the season when they are waving with the ripe and yellow grain, or clothed in a beautiful coat of green,—on the fine river, peacefully winding through them, on the splendid old trees covered with green and luxuriant foliage, which are interspersed and dot the scene, across to the distant hills, clothed in all the glories of a tropical sunset or sunrise, and varied by the many tints of light and shade of brilliant colours, it often is a sight truly worthy of being witnessed for its glowing beauty.
At Mariquina, there is a well, the water of which has the reputation of curing many sorts of disease, more especially those of the skin, and many are the sufferers who visit it in the hope that bathing in the trough into which the spring drops, may cure their ailments. The water is slightly tepid and not disagreeable to drink, being tasteless, and is recommended for diseases of the kidneys and stomach, by the Manilla doctors.
Some miles beyond Mariquina, there is a most curious cave, of great extent, at the village of San Mateo, which is well worthy of a visit by the curious. Shortly after entering it, the height of the cavern rises to about fifty feet, although it varies continually,—so much so, that at some places there is scarcely height enough for a man to sit upright. The formations within are of a singular character, resembling sometimes immense icicles pendant from the roof to within a few feet of the floor, or in some places rising from the ground like ever-growing pyramids, as from the dropping water they are continually increasing. These pillars of stalactite are extremely hard and difficult to splinter, even after repeated blows with a hammer, some of them being beautifully milk white, while others appear rather discoloured from some cause. Several of the columns hanging from the roof may measure about a yard or more in circumference, their forms being sometimes most curious and fantastic, one stalk expanding as it descended, looked not unlike a gigantic leaf springing from its slender arm.
From the main cave there are several openings diverging and leading to chambers similar to the main room, by some openings at the sides of which the dropping water is drained off.
The temperature within the cavern was 77°, and without 86°, being a very considerable change, even in the cool of the evening, on coming out of it, just after sunset. I am afraid
to give an estimate as to the extent of this immense cave, it requires, however, five or six hours to partially see its curiosities, and of course would take far more time to investigate it properly. The only living creatures met within it, appear to be bats, which are not very numerous. Should a sportsman visit the place for several days, his gun will generally procure him some venison and wild pig to feast upon, or to present to the village priest, or to forward to his Mariquina or Manilla acquaintances. At Boroboso, also, some distance from Mariquina, he is sure of finding similar game, and in greater quantity than at San Mateo, where it is too much poached.
The great want he will experience is that of trained dogs, those used by the Indians being nearly useless, as after alarming the game by their noise, they can’t hunt it with any thing like spirit. Some few Kangaroo dogs, however, brought from Sydney, have been eagerly purchased by the Indian sportsmen, and are said to be an immense improvement on those of the country, although I have never seen their performances in the field; from their speed and strength, however, they appear more than a match for the deer of the islands, which are small-sized and greatly inferior in strength to those of the Highlands of Scotland.
The race of dogs formerly known as Manilla bloodhounds has becomes quite extinct, although some descendants of a half-bred progeny still remain, being a cross between them and the street curs. Although they possess some of the fierce and savage qualities of the old hound, it is in a much inferior degree to that of the genuine breed, whose size and appearance was very much finer than any of the mongrels now to be seen.
The old breed were so fierce as to be absolutely unsafe when at liberty, and always required to be chained up. Several years ago two fine dogs of the old breed were procured with considerable trouble, and at some expense sent to England, to a gentleman fond of dogs.
He gave orders to keep them at all times on the chain, during which they behaved so well, that a groom, going out to air a horse one morning, unloosed the chain of one of them, and took him along with him.
The dog remained quiet enough till happening
They are so delicate, that few of them can stand a sea-voyage, and all those I have ever sent away from Manilla, to any distance, have died before reaching their destination. A well-bred dog of this breed of middling size, is about as large as a full grown tom-cat, or a little bigger.
It has always appeared to me a most curious and inexplicable fact, that when good dogs are sent out from home to a hot climate such as this, they invariably are found to deteriorate to an uncommon extent, the heat causing them to lose their spirit, and also their scent. But, in fact, the animal in perfection, or, as he has been truly called at home, “the most intelligent of beasts, and the companion of man,” is only found in some places of Europe to be such.
In all tropical countries he is no longer so, becoming, even should a good breed be introduced there from Europe, very much inferior in a few generations in all respects to what we have him in Great Britain, where they appear to be found in the greatest perfection.
In hot climates the dog has not the same strength or swiftness, nor is he of equal courage, sincerity, and gentleness of character which peculiarly distinguish him from all other animals at home. Among orientals he is no longer treated in the same manner as he is in Europe, nor in fact does his character, as it exists among them, deserve equal kindness to that usually shown this faithful animal in Britain; but in Asia he is driven from their households by the Mohammedans and Hindoos alike, being regarded by them all as useless, and a pest.
In China, he is fattened for the table, and the flesh of dogs is as much liked by them as mutton is by us, being exposed for sale by their butchers and in their cook-shops.
At Canton, I have seen the hind quarters of dogs hanging up in the most prominent parts of their shops exposed for sale.
They are considered in China as a most dainty food, and are consumed by both the rich and the poor.
The breeds common in that country are apparently peculiar to itself, and they are apparently objects of more attention to their owners than elsewhere in Asia, the Celestials perhaps having an eye to their tender haunches, which bad treat