Friday, January 28

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Superstitions and myths: More than just tales of old

Superstitions and myths: More than just tales of old

Culture
YOU MIGHT have dwelt on the stories of the duwende, tikbalang, white lady, or kapre at one point in time during your childhood. But the belief in these creatures is more than just eerie tales. They are ingrained in the Filipino culture and have been inspiring artists to create terrifying yet appealing works. Filipino myths, legends, epics, and the like often serve as inspiration in various forms of art of painters, writers, filmmakers, and animators, according to the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA). These tales may have been used to scare children but they remain relevant to Filipinos as they form part of their culture. "Superstitions are part of the daily lives of the Filipinos [...] it is deeply rooted in our culture and it has been with us almost since th...