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N is for Nuno sa Punso - The Nuno sa Punso differs from a dwende or dwarf of Philippine folklore. The dwende is a playful hobgoblin who shows himself to children, while the Nuno is a goblin easily angered and will do harm to those who damage or disturb its punso. If someone were to trample or kick the Nuno's home, the offender's foot would swell.

NUNO SA PUNSO Careful you don’t level anthills or mounds as you may unknowingly piss.

Sibat is the Filipino word for spear, used as a weapon or tool by natives of the Philippines. The term is used in Tagalog and Kinaray-a. It also called bangkaw, sumbling or palupad in the islands of Visayas and Mindanao.

Sibat is the Filipino word for spear, used as a weapon or tool by natives of the Philippines. The term is used in Tagalog and Kinaray-a. It also called bangkaw, sumbling or palupad in the islands of Visayas and Mindanao.

Manananggal by Lan Balba

With more of Ian Balba's sculptures depicting creatures from Philippine mythology, some of which I've never heard of.

Tikbalang (also written as Tigbalang, Tigbalan, or Tikbalan) is a #creature of Philippine #folklore said to lurk in the mountains and forests of the #Philippines.

Tikbalang is said to lurk in the mountains and forests of the Philippines. It is generally described as a tall, bony humanoid creature with disproportionately long limbs, to the point that its knees reach above its head when it squats down.

Philippines' BUNGISNGIS __ is a one-eyed giant. This Philippine folklore giant lives in forest and woods.

Bungisngis is a giant cyclops in Philippine folklore. This giant, purported to dwell in Meluz, Orion, Bataan, is described as is always The literal meaning of the name Bungingis is derived from the Tagalog word ngisi which means "to giggle".

CAFIR by Ian Balba via DeviantArt

Creatures & Mythical Beings from Philippine Folklore & Mythology

Sleipnir

Sleipnir- Norse myth: a grey, 8 legged horse that Odin rides. It is the child of Loki and Svaðilfari. It is described as the best of all horses, and is sometimes ridden to the location of Hel.

Curupira- Brazilian folklore: a male forest creature that had fire red hair and backwards feet. His tracks led to his starting point, so he would really confuse hunters and trackers. He could emit a high pitched whistle that could frighten and drive men to madness. He also rode a big collared peccary.

Curupira- Brazilian folklore: a male forest creature that had fire red hair and…

N is for Nuno sa Punso - A "Nuno" or "Nuno sa Punso" is a dwarf-like creature. It is believed to live in an anthill or termite mound, hence its name, literally "Ancestor/Grandparent of the anthill". The Nuno is described to be a small old man with a long beard. The actual size of the Nuno is disputed. Some claim that it is invisible to the human eye, while others claim it is about the size of a small insect.

N is for Nuno sa Punso - A "Nuno" or "Nuno sa Punso" is a dwarf-like creature…

Draegloth wizards

Draegloth

I've seen dozens of depictions of the mythical Wendigo, but this is the visual inspiration I used when writing the Last Wendigo in 'Alice Will.

Alan- Philippine myth: a winged forest spirit that sleeps upside down like a bat. They were described having backwards toes and fingers. They supposedly ate humans but gave dead ones gifts.

Alan- Philippine myth: a winged forest spirit that sleeps upside down like a bat. They wee described having backwards toes and fingers. They supposedly ate humans but gave dead ones gifts.

Top 10 Mythical Creatures in Philippine Folklore - FilipiKnow

BALBAL by Ian Balba via Deviant Art
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