THE EPIC TELLS about the bravery of. Lam-ang, who was precocious from birth. The adventures begin with his search for his father who was killed by the Igorot. Biag ni Lam-ang Buod Summary of Biag ni Lam-ang, the Ilocano epic of the Philippines Epiko English version of the Life / Buhay ni. Biag ni Lam-ang (Ilocano Epic Story). The theme of the epic revolves around the bravery and courage of the main character portrayed by.

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He sees his father beheaded and the head put on a spike. Posted by AmExtovertReokoii at The theme of the epic revolves around the bravery and courage of the main character portrayed by Lam-ang, who was gifted with speech as early as his day of birth, who embarked on a series of adventures which culminated in his heroic death and subsequent resurrection.

According to Thelma Kintanar, Pre-colonial Philippine Literature covers from prehistory to what year? The serpent having been ignored challenged him into a fight which cost the serpent its heads. Give 2 features of a ritual dance. Ines is ordered by the rooster to wrap the bones with her tapis while the hen flapped its wings and the dog growled.

The Death and Restoration of the Hero lines Biag ni Lam-ang, though dominated by action and tragedy, nonetheless contained some comedic points. On his way, he met a woman and named Saridandan, whose name suggests that she was a woman of ill repute. He was told that if he desired to marry Cannoyan, he must first be able to match their wealth, for which he willingly complied. Marriage Upon arriving home, Lam-ang decides to court his love interest, Ines Kannoyan who lives in Calanutian Kanluit.


It was a tradition to have a newly married man swim in the river for the rarang fish. Aware that her child was a blessed, exceptional creature, his mother Namongan allows him to go.

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Retrieved from ” https: As he is bathing, some of the maidens who were present at the river gladly attend to him. Recited and written in the original Ilocano, the poem is believed to be a composite work of various poets who passed it on through the generations, and was first transcribed around by a blind Ilocano bard named Pedro Bucaneg.

Their nuptials are celebrated with a lot of feasting. Skip to main content. Aware that her child was a blessed, exceptional creature, biqg mother Namongan allows him to go.

Biag ni Lam-ang (Summary)

While on his way, he met a lam-anb Sumarang, whose name connotes obstruction, who tried hi dissuade him from proceeding and who taunted him into a fight. What enlish gift was Lam-ang born with? What kind of monster fish swallowed Lam-ang? This story is very fascinating. May I know where and when did this literary piece was written, please?? While washing himself in the river, the river swelled, and the shrimps, fishes and other creatures in the river were agitated for the dirt washed from his body was too much.

Philippine mythology Filipino poems Ilocano culture Epic poems. Before Lam-ang was born, Don Juan went to the mountains in order to punish a group of their Igorot enemies. He dove back into the water and engaged with the creature in a fierce fight until the creature was subdued.

Whether he is of honorable birth or not 4. The dog barked, and Lam-ang arose and was finally resurrected. There was a young woman named Ines Kannoyan whom Lam-ang wanted to woo.


The headhunters threw spears at him,but he just catches it and throws it back to them. This article needs additional citations for verification. Lam-ang then goes off in search of his father, leaving his grieving mother behind. He returns to his hometown, where the women bathe him.

Biag ni Lam-ang Tagalog: Inofinada, the Llanes version stanzas and that of Leopoldo Yabes stanzas are the most popular. He asked her to go with him to the river along with her lady-friends. He passes by the Amburayan River identified by some as the biggest river in Ilocos [ who?

At home, he thought of taking a swim in enflish Cordan River with the company of Cannoyan and her lady-friends.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Lam-ang in Transition by Kenneth E. Biag ni Lam-ang English: As they were about to leave the river, Lam-ang noticed a giant crocodile. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

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At barely nine months, Lam-ang goes to search for Don Juan in the highlands where the latter was said to have gone. They had a son named Lam-ang. He resisted her blandishments, for his feeling for Cannoyan was far greater englishh anyone to take.

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