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Native Filipino Beliefs

Discussion in 'Traditions & Beliefs' started by creedito, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. creedito

    creedito Forum Veteran Established

    Native Filipino Beliefs

    The Philippines is a predominantly Christian nation on account of 300 years of Spanish rule. It is estimated that 81% of the population is Roman Catholic. In the south on the large island of Mindanao, many are adherents of Islam. Filipino Muslims make up about five percent of the national population.

    Animism or folk religion encompassing indigenous spiritual traditions from pre-colonial times still prevail even among baptized members of formal churches. Superstitious beliefs are widespread.



    an idol representing a spirit that is usually friendly if properly assuaged

    a ghost; a malevolent spirit that acts with capriciousness so people don’t even try to assuage it

    an intermediary with the spirit world; in pre-Spanish society, this was often a woman, though men were not uncommon

    in pre-Spanish society, a conceptualization for a superior being; with Filipinos then believing in several gods, this term may only have been applied to the most powerful

    erbularyo (from the Spanish herbolario)
    a person skilled in combining herbs to cure illness and ward off evil spirits

    the Filipino equivalent of a beautiful vampire; a type of aswang; her upper body detaches and flies off with large wings
  2. All that creatures are soo scary. Its the evidence of creativeness of filipinos. But i have not seen any of these. So in my own opinion to see is to believe
  3. taroroy

    taroroy Eternal Poster Established

  4. creedito

    creedito Forum Veteran Established

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