The Gods Must Be Crazy A Philippine Mythology Podcast 공개
[search 0]
Download the App!
show episodes
 
Loading …
show series
 
48: CACAO ME MAYBE | Maria Cacao, the Golden Ship-bourne Goddess of Mount Lantoy In the last of our “Walang Kamatayan” Series, we take a delicious detour into the land of chocolate with Maria Cacao. Brace yourselves for a mystical ride with Maria Cacao, the goddess with a penchant for golden ships and chocolatey ventures. This episode sails through…
  continue reading
 
47: MARRY MY DEAD BODY | Ghost Marriage Practices Around the World We’ve all heard stories of love living on after death, but is it possible for love to BEGIN after death? In this episode, we veer slightly off the beaten path and explore the little-known practice of Ghost Marriage. Finding its roots in ancient China and India, you would be surprise…
  continue reading
 
46: UNDER THE SEA | Magwayen, the Hiligaynon Goddess of the Underworld and of the Sea Talk about a career shift! How does a Goddess who co-created humanity (the first ever collab) end up being a psychopomp and ruler of the underworld? What in pre-colonial Visayan belief would make you end up in the “good place,” and what do crocodiles have to do wi…
  continue reading
 
45: MY EYES ARE UP HERE | Mebuyan, Bagobo Goddess of Death & Chief of the UnderworldShe’s more than just a pretty face… and a body covered in breasts. In this episode, we make our first foray into the deep and rich mythology of the Bagobo people. In another installment of our Walang Kamatayang Mini-Season, we cover Mebuyan, the Goddess of Death, an…
  continue reading
 
KOZY KWENTO EP 2: My Son-in-Law, The Devil | Philippine Folktale Retelling What do you do when the devil himself wants your daughter’s hand for marriage? Enter a protective mother, a vagabond with gambling problems, a princess with the strongest migraine (but without any speaking lines), and hijinks ensue. In this Kozy Kwento episode, we cover the …
  continue reading
 
44: NOT TODAY, SITAN | Sitan, The Tagalog God of Death in Philippine Folklore At the moment of death, where did the pre-colonial Tagalogs think they would go, who would decide where they would go, what kind of reptilian psychopomp would ferry them there, and who will rule in their village of rest (or grief)? These and many other questions will be a…
  continue reading
 
43: KNOCK KNOCK | ANG KUMAKATOK, The Death Messengers of Philippine Folklore What do you do when there’s a mysterious set of knocks on your door in the middle of the night? Don’t answer it, for it may just be a portent of death. This October, we’re covering the different beings and entities representing Death in Philippine mythology, folklore, and …
  continue reading
 
As we gear up for the spooky season, we're revisiting some of our favorite episodes. Here's one where we learn about the death & burial practices of our pre-colonial ancestors in Visayas and Mindanao, and how your social class could impact your fate after death. Enjoy! --- EPISODE 13: MUMMY MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN (PART 2) | Death, Burial and the Aft…
  continue reading
 
As we gear up for the spooky season, we're revisiting some of our favorite episodes. Here's one where we learn about the Philippine's own 'The Mummy Returns', the beliefs behind the manunggul jars and why the hanging coffins of Sagada exist. Enjoy! --- In this episode (Part 1 of 2!) we jump back in time and learn about how our pre-colonial ancestor…
  continue reading
 
42: TRUE LIES | The Modern Myth of the Tasaday Tribe What happens when sinister forces try their hand at modern mythmaking? In this episode, we learn about the Tasaday tribe – the stone-age tribe that was “discovered” in the 70s that put the Philippines on the map as one of the last undiscovered ancient societies. Learn about what journalists, anth…
  continue reading
 
41: SIZE DOESN’T MATTER | The Duwende & Nuno sa Punso - PART 2 (Philippine Dwarfs or Earth Goblins) We love our short kings. In this two-part feature, we finally get to cover the much-requested duwende and nuno sa punso, or the dwarfs & earth goblins of Philippine folklore. Known as guardians of the earth and its liminal spaces, their diminutive st…
  continue reading
 
40: TALKING TO THE MOON | Mayari, Goddess of the Moon (Tagalog and Kapampangan) Once in a blue moon, we post about our Filipino Gods and Goddesses. In this episode, we talk about Mayari, the most beautiful and fierce goddess of the moon, her origins, the legend of why the moon rules the night with a slightly dimmer glow, and why you really can’t tr…
  continue reading
 
39: SHORT KINGS | The Duwende & Nuno sa Punso (Philippine Dwarfs or Earth Goblins) We love our short kings. In this two-part feature, we finally get to cover the much-requested duwende and nuno sa punso, or the dwarfs & earth goblins of Philippine folklore. Known as guardians of the earth and its liminal spaces, their diminutive stature does not ta…
  continue reading
 
KOZY KWENTO EP 1: How the Crocodile Learned to Hunt | Philippine Folktale Retelling In this short but sweet first episode of our Kozy Kwento series, learn about how the crocodile learned to hunt (plus a bonus mini-story!). Note: As this is oral tradition, some details may not be consistent with all the different versions of the tale. If there’s a d…
  continue reading
 
38: TAAL TALES | The Legends and Stories of Taal, the World’s Smallest Active Volcano Did you know that the world’s smallest active volcano is found in the heart of the Philippines? Learn about the different myths of Taal Volcano, about its recent volcanic activity, and the many mystical reasons folks flock to view it over and over and over again. …
  continue reading
 
37: DARK HORSE | The Tikbalang: Half-Man, Half-Horse How did a country with no indigenous horses end up with a mythical half-man half-horse cryptid as a central character in its mythology? In this episode, we discuss the Tikbalang, one of the major characters in Filipino mythology and horror pop culture. Find out why it is essential to know how to …
  continue reading
 
36: TELENOVELA AS OLD AS TIME | Part 2 of 2 - The Adventures of Humadapnon (A Suludnon Epic) Beware the island of a thousand beautiful maidens! In this two-part episode, we follow the adventures of Humadapnon, another epic from the island of Panay. Who comes to Humadapnon’s rescue? None other than the beautiful Binukot - Nagmalitong Yawa. In the se…
  continue reading
 
35: DON’T THREATEN ME WITH A GOOD TIME | Part 1 of 2 - The Adventures of Humadapnon (A Suludnon Epic) Beware the island of a thousand beautiful maidens! In this two-part episode, we follow the adventures of Humadapnon, another epic from the island of Panay. Follow along as we recount Humadapnon’s Odyssey-like journey: from the travails of life as a…
  continue reading
 
34: KEEP IT IN YOUR BAHAG | The Hinilawod (The Three Brothers of Panay - Suludnon Epic)In this episode, we cover the longest recorded epic in the Philippines: the much-requested epic tale called the Hinilawod, which recounts the adventures of The Three Brothers of Panay.Join us as we recount the story of how the epic was discovered and recorded in …
  continue reading
 
33: I WHALE ALWAYS LOVE YOU | The Butanding (Philippine Whaleshark) In this episode, we learn about the ancestor of all sea life, the gentle giant, the largest fish in the whole world, and one of our very favorite animals – the whaleshark. A frequent visitor to the Philippines, the whaleshark has inspired legends from all around the world and we ta…
  continue reading
 
32: THE GODS MUST BE FIGHTING | Sinukuan & the Gods of Kapampangan Mythology, Part 2 In this episode, we learn about the creation myths of the early Kapampangans, the pantheon of Kapampangan gods, and dive into theories of who exactly Sinukuan could have been in Luzon’s pre-hispanic history. Find out how a conference of gods that couldn’t stick to …
  continue reading
 
31: NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP | Sinukuan & the Gods of Kapampangan Mythology, Part 1In this episode, we learn about Sinukuan, the Sun God of War and Death for the Kapampangan people and how the whims and follies of gods can (literally) move mountains.We also learn about the origins and legends surrounding Mount Arayat, a mystical mountain in the hear…
  continue reading
 
This CNY eve, we’re revisiting the super fun episode where we talked about Filipino-Chinese beliefs around the Lunar New Year.We hope you get rich!! 🤑—-EPISODE 17: I HOPE YOU GET RICH | Filipino-Chinese New Year Beliefs, Practices & SuperstitionsIn this (semi-cross-over) episode, we discuss the fascinating practices and beliefs of the huge Filipino…
  continue reading
 
30: THE ANTI-HERO | The Babaylan Part 3 of 3 Uncover the powerful history of the Babaylan, the ancient Filipino tribal figure who served as a bridge to the spirit world, herbalist, and healer. Join us as we explore the qualifications of becoming a Babaylan, why they were typically women and sometimes trans women, and their societal roles. And most …
  continue reading
 
29: PRACTICAL MAGIC | The Babaylan Part 2 of 3 In this series, we learn about the deep and important history (and present) of the Babaylan: The pre-colonial figure of ancient Filipino tribes who served as the bridge to the spirit world, the herbalist, healer and sometimes even deputy Datu. Over a series of episodes, we dive into: who is qualified t…
  continue reading
 
This Undas, join us as we revisit one of our favorite episodes — all about Filipino superstitions on death, and strange and interesting practices observed during wakes and burial. Happy Halloween and a blessed All Saints’ Day! [REBROADCAST] EPISODE 11: SHAKE IT OFF | Pagpag & Other Philippine Superstitions & Traditions about Death & Burial In this …
  continue reading
 
28: PRIESTESS, MEDIUM, HEALER, GUIDE | The Babaylan Part 1 In this episode, we learn about the deep and important history (and present) of the Babaylan: The pre-colonial figure of ancient Filipino tribes who served as the bridge to the spirit world, the herbalist, healer, and sometimes even deputy Datu. Over a series of episodes, we dive into who i…
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 27: THE PRINCESS AND THE BETEL NUT | Datung Sumanga and Bugbung Humasanun (The Binukot - Part 2) In this episode, we learn more about the practices and traditions surrounding the betel nut, and discover an epic we didn’t cover or hear about in our high school Panitikan class, featuring: a beautiful princess who with an incredibly healthy se…
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 26: THE PRINCESS IN THE TOWER | The Binukot (The Kept Maidens of Visayan Tradition)In this episode, we talk about a character often seen but barely heard in the Filipino epics; whose existence bears witness to an ancient Visayan practice that has almost disappeared today. She is the Binukot, secluded from the community and kept aside from a…
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 25: SHE’S A COLD-HEARTED SNAKE (TWIN) | Kambal-Ahas or the Mystical Snake Twins of Philippine Folklore What does a mall, a carpenter, a tribe in the Sierra Madres and Alice Dixon have in common? They are all tangentially connected to the uniquely (at least to our knowledge) Filipino myth of the Kambal-Ahas or Mystical Snake twin. Learn abou…
  continue reading
 
Look at this stuff: isn’t it neat? Get your sunscreen and swimsuits ready, because in this episode we’re diving deep into the crystal blue waters of the Philippines and visiting the Sirena and all her other merfolk cousins in Filipino folklore.From mysterious and dangerously seductive open-water predators to rebellious teenagers who just want to be…
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 23: GOT 2 BELIEVE (IN MAGIC) Part 2 | Anting-Anting, Agimat, and Talismanic Beliefs in the Philippines In a special 2-part episode, we talk about the origins, myths, and how-tos of Filipino Talismans: what we call the anting-anting or the agimat. Learn about how bones and teeth, bronze and gold, dirt and cloths, all have the power to transf…
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 22: GOT 2 BELIEVE (IN MAGIC) Part 1 | Anting-Anting, Agimat, and Talismanic Beliefs in the Philippines In a special 2-part episode, we talk about the origins, myths, and how-tos of Filipino Talismans: what we call the anting-anting or the agimat. Learn about how bones and teeth, bronze and gold, dirt and cloths, all have the power to transf…
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 21: TGMBC BOOK RECS - PART 1 (Book Recommendations on Philippine Mythology & Pre-Colonial History) You guys have asked, and you shall receive! Ever since the pod started, listeners have been asking us for book recommendations for anyone interested in learning more about Philippine mythology and pre-colonial history. This is that episode, fo…
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 20 (BONUS): MANANANGGAL IN MANHATTAN (Reading Melania: Devourer of Men, So You Don’t Have To) In this episode, we provide a critical follow-up to our first ever topic: the Manananggal. In an effort to address a long-held morbid curiosity ever since it first came our way, we cover the riveting and unsettling premise of the book Melania: Devo…
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 19: URDUJA, WARRIOR PRINCESS | Legendary Princess of Tawalisi In a time of ancient gods, warlords and kings... A land in turmoil cried out for heroes. She was Urduja, a mighty princess forged in the heat of battle. In this episode, we learn about Urduja, a legendary princess who was almost too epic to be real. Join us as we embark on a jour…
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 18: BOSSY BABIES, TALKING ANIMALS AND DEADLY BATHS | The Epic Tale of Lam-Ang In this episode, we brush up on our high-school Panitikan to tackle one of the major epics in Philippine literature: the tale of child-prodigy turned avenger turned romantic hero, BIAG NI LAM-ANG. Treat this as your SparkNotes version of the epic tale—and follow u…
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 17: I HOPE YOU GET RICH | Filipino-Chinese New Year Beliefs, Practices & SuperstitionsIn this (semi-cross-over) episode, we discuss the fascinating practices and beliefs of the huge Filipino-Chinese community, especially during the Chinese Lunar New Year! Listen in while Anama quizzes Ice on things like: why do people give each other tikoy,…
  continue reading
 
Alternate title: Anito Ako, Umiibig Sayo In this episode, we talk about not just one, not two, but the multitude of gods our Filipino ancestors worshipped: the Anito. Find out just who these ancestral spirits are, how to summon just the right one to grant a wish and if (or how) you can be one in the afterlife. We learn about the incredibly specific…
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 15 (Minisode): A WIBBLY-WOBBLY, TIMEY-WIMEY FILIPINO TELEPORTATION TALE In our first (actually ‘mini’) minisode, we cover a fascinating tale of teleportation all the way from our 16th-century Philippine colonial period. In this account, we meet the unassuming guardia civil Gil Perez, who was inexplicably plucked from his guard post in Manil…
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 14: BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIRINGAN CITY | The Mythical Hidden City of the Philippines Since many of us can’t travel this holiday season, let’s take a virtual trip to Biringan City. Hear about the Philippines’ very own Atlantis and Wakanda. Learn about the secret waypoints, real witness encounters, and shopping mishaps that happen around this mythi…
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 13: MUMMY MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN (PART 2) | Death, Burial and the Afterlife in Pre-Colonial Philippines As we close out the series on this fascinating topic (for now), we move further south and explore the death & burial practices of our pre-colonial ancestors in Visayas and Mindanao. In this episode, we learn how burial practices differed b…
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 12: MUMMY MIA (PART 1) | Death, Burial and the Afterlife in Pre-Colonial Philippine In this episode (Part 1 of 2!) we jump back in time and learn about how our pre-colonial ancestors practiced their beliefs around death, burial, and the afterlife. From the famous manunggul jars of Palawan to the hanging coffins of Sagada, we explore the sto…
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 11: SHAKE IT OFF | Pagpag & Other Philippine Superstitions & Traditions about Death & Burial In this chill (and weirdly cozy?) episode, we cover the strange, unique, oddly specific, and sometimes random superstitions and traditions on death and burial in the Philippines. Every year at around Halloween, Filipino families gather at cemeteries…
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 10 (PART 2): BUDJETTE TAN ON TRESE EASTER EGGS AND THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE OF PHILIPPINE MYTHOLOGY In this very special episode, we talk to Budjette Tan, co-creator of Trese, a Filipino komik series turned hit Netflix show. In Part 2, we talk about Trese Easter eggs and interesting stories behind the scenes of the hit Netflix show: what …
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 10 (PART 1): BUDJETTE TAN ON TRESE, UNDERRATED MONSTERS AND WHY WE LOVE TO BE SCARED In this very special episode, we talk to Budjette Tan, co-creator of Trese, a Filipino komik series turned hit Netflix show. In Part 1, we talk about Trese, talk about underrated monsters of Philippine mythology and get a sneak peek into The Lost Journal of…
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 9: IMAGINE DRAGONS | Bakunawa (The Moon-Eating Dragon of Philippine Myth) You’ve seen them in blockbuster movies like Shang-Chi and epic fantasy TV shows like Game of Thrones, but did you know that we have our own mythical dragons (yes, dragons plural) in Philippine Mythology? In this episode, we tackle the majestic Bakunawa and their drago…
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 8: SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES | The Kapre (Philippine Tree Giant) Listen in as we share stories of the past AND present of the one of the Big Five monsters of Philippine myth, the Kapre. Learn of his roots, his international connections, his vices, and why he has some special credentials that enable him to be part of the Secret Service. Also, …
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 7: STOP RIGHT NOW, THANK YOU FAIRY MUCH | The Engkanto Join us this episode as we lift the veil off the secret world of the Engkanto. They are known for their other-worldly beauty, their love for unsalted white rice, and their endless conquest for human hearts. What do Chris Hemsworth, George Clooney and Edward Cullen have in common? How do…
  continue reading
 
EPISODE 6: LET’S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING | Filipino Creation Myths In this episode, we take a step back and look to the very beginning, to the tales of creation from all around the Philippines. Some stories are familiar, some completely new, others, just totally gross. One thing remains very Filipino -- there sure is a lot of drama. Listen in t…
  continue reading
 
Loading …

빠른 참조 가이드