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Olden Visayan Deity Physiology
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Kaptan (above) and Magwayen (below) embracing.

Power/Ability to:

Have the traits and abilities of Olden Visayan Deities

The power to have the traits and abilities of Olden Visayan Deities. Variation of Philippine Deity Physiology.

Capabilities

The users of this power has all the supreme authority and command among the Earth's remnants as a whole. They live in a different world like it's just their ordinary alternate home like humans. By some other Pantheon stories, other Deities married and had a relationship with mortals. Some are given powers and some of their siblings too became Gods and Goddesses.

Ancient Philippine mythology varies among the many indigenous tribes of the Philippines. During the pre-Spanish era, some tribes believed in a single supreme being who created the world and everything in it, along with lesser deities. Others chose to worship a multitude of trees as an act of animism. Today the Philippines have three religions, animism in northern Luzon, Christianity in southern Luzon and in Visayas, and Islam in Mindanao.

Reference

In Visayas, basing on the fact coming from Rene O. Villanueva. Most of this were being called the Diwata and the Encanto. Diwata is the female while the Encanto is the male one. A diwata or an encantado that has a royal blood is called Sang’gre, which can be distinguished by their markings on their back, the nga character from the Baybayin script. The Queen of the Diwatas in Lireo carries the title of Ynang Reyna. Lirean society is matriarchal and only a Sang’gre in the matriarch line may ascend the throne.

Kan-Laon is the name of an ancient Visayan deity. During pre-Hispanic times, the deity was worshiped by the natives as their Supreme Ruler. Kan-Laon means “One Who Is the Ruler Of Time”. He has many counterparts all over the Philippine archipelago. Some of the more popular are Bathala of the Tagalogs, Gugurang of the Bicolanos, and Kabunian of the Ilokanos and Ifugaos.

Maria Cacao is the diwata (fairy) or mountain goddess associated with Mount Lantoy in Argao, Cebu, Philippines, similar to Maria Makiling of Los Baños and Maria Sinukuan of Mount Arayat. The story of Maria Cacao was retold by Rene O. Villanueva. (took credits according to a blogger [1])

Deities

Visayan Deities in Pantheon Story:

First Generation:

Second Generation:

Third Generation:

Other Visayan Deities:

  • Paiburong
    • God of the Middle World
  • Santonilyo
    • God of graces.
  • Suklang Malayon
    • Goddess of homeliness, sister of Alunsina.

Known Users

  • Deities of Kasamyan and Kabanua (DYOSA - Philippine TV Series)
  • Various Selective Episodes (Hiraya Manawari)
  • Deities from the TV Series (Indio TV Series)

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