Pinoy Mythical Creatures

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A dragon in Philippine mythology that is often represented as a gigantic sea serpent. It is believed to be the cause of eclipses
Bakunawa
A one-eyed giant. This Philippine folklore giant lives in forest and woods. It is a happy and a playful cyclops. It is also commonly known as 'Mahentoy' in the northern part of Davao.
Bungisngis
Shapeshifters,They are human-like by day but transform into different monstrous forms to harass and eat awake humans at night or day, especially pregnant women who are about to give birth
Aswang
These Creature ensnares its victims by drinking enough water in the pond until a number of fish appear into the surface. When the potential victims get attracted to the school of fish, the Berberoka drowns them by hosing water and swallowing them afterwards.
Berberoka
These Creatures are lesser gods and goddess some are dryads who guard natural creations such as forests, seas, mountains, land and air. they also said to reside in large trees, such as acacia and balete. They bring blessings or curses upon those who do good or harm to the forests and mountains
Diwata
They are little creatures who can provide good fortune or bad fate to humans. In the pre-colonial Philippines they were called mangalo and were believed to cause the death of children by eating their bowels. Also in pre-colonial philippines mainly Visayas people believed that this race of creatures served and raised the goddess Burigadang Pada Sinaklang Bulawan. In modern day beliefs these little creatures frequently live in houses, in trees,
Duwende
These Creatures are a totally different race. They are believed to be malevolent and physically attractive, having light colored hair and fangs. It resides primarily near the sea or any body of water. It is customary for Filipino fishermen to offer meat and other delicacies to the enkanto by throwing them into the sea, after a day's bountiful catch.
Engkanto
A filthy giant who likes to smoke huge rolls of cigars, and hide within, and atop large trees, particularly the balete and old acacia or mango trees. A Filipino bigfoot, it scares away little children who play at night. If you're stuck in a place and you keep going around in circles, you said to be played around with by a Kapre. To escape its control, you must remove your shirt/clothing, and wear it inside-out.
Kapre
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A witch who uses insects and spirits to enter the body of any person they hate, ordinary human beings with black magic who torture and later kill their victims by infesting their bodies with insects
Mambabarang
A Creature that can fly after separating itself from the lower half of its body. It eats babies and fetuses from a mother's womb by means of passing their long tongue through a small hole from the roof of a house. The sharp end of the tongue touches the mother's navel to suck the blood of the fetus or unborn child
Manananggal
These Beings (literally, goblin of the mound) are goblins or elves who live within mysterious lumps of soil (ant hills). They can provide a person who steps on their shelter with good luck or misfortune. Superstitious Filipinos, when passing by a mound, will ask the resident Creature permission to let them pass with the phrase, "Tabi-tabi po". Strange and sudden illnesses that befall a person are sometimes attributed to these beings. It is also said that Creatures don't like being pointed at, and could cause you to break your finger.
Nuno sa punso
(demon horse) is a half-man and half-horse creature. It has a horse's head, the body of a human but with the feet of the horse. It travels at night to rape female mortals. The raped women will then give birth to more Creatures. They are also believed to cause travelers to lose their way particularly in mountainous or forest areas. Beings are very playful with people, and they usually make a person imagine things that aren't real.
Tikbalang
These Creatures are babies who died before receiving baptism rites. After death, they go to a place known as Limbo, a chamber of Hell which unbaptized dead people fall into, and are transformed into evil spirits. These phantasms return into the mortal realm in the form of goblins to eat living victims
Tiyanak
These Creatures are assumed to grab humans at night as its prey, just like Manananggal and the Ekek who can fly. It likes to haunt in the rural areas of the Philippines. These beings has no ability to separate its torso from its body. Some people believed that it is a night bird that belongs to a witch. The Creature makes a sound by flapping its wings while flying. The sound that it produced is typically linked to the presence of an Unglu (vampire) or Ungo (ghost or monster). The Creature's sound also indicates that it is searching for victims. When the sound is loud, it means that it is far from you. If not, then it is near you and ready to attack.
Wakwak
The Tagalog word for ghost, comes from the Spanish word muerto, which means "dead". Superstitious Filipinos believe that some kind of being, often a spirit of their former kin, regularly visits them.
Multo
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