Philippine Mythology Submitted Names

These names occur in the mythologies and legends prevalent in the Philippines before the country was Christianized.
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Apolaki m Philippine Mythology
Means "giant lord" from the Tagalog title apo meaning "lord, master" and laki meaning "big, large". In Tagalog mythology Apolaki was the god of the sun and war and the brother of Mayari... [more]
Bathala m Philippine Mythology
Means "god, deity" in Tagalog, derived from Sanskrit भट्टार (bhaṭṭāra) meaning "holy, honourable, venerable" (through a transmission from Malay betara). In native Tagalog mythology, Bathala is the deity who created the universe... [more]
Lalahon f Philippine Mythology
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Visayan meaning "one who ripens". Lalahon is a goddess of harvests, fire, and volcanoes in Visayan mythology.
Maganda f Philippine Mythology
Means "beautiful" in Tagalog. In Philippine mythology, she and Malakas were the first humans. They were said to have sprung from a large bamboo tree pecked by a sarimanok (mythical bird) known as Magaulancealabarca.
Makiling f & m Philippine Mythology, Tagalog
Means "uneven, crooked, bent" in Tagalog. In Tagalog mythology, Maria Makiling is a spirit who is said to protect Mount Makiling, a volcano in the Philippines.
Malakas m Philippine Mythology
Means "strong, hard, powerful" in Tagalog. In Philippine mythology, he and Maganda were the first humans. They were said to have sprung from a large bamboo tree pecked by a sarimanok (mythical bird) known as Magaulancealabarca.
Mayari f & m Philippine Mythology
Etymology uncertain, possibly from Tagalog mayari meaning "to make, to finish" or may-ari meaning "owner, master". In Tagalog mythology, as well as the mythologies of other Philippine ethnic groups, Mayari is a deity of the moon, night, war, revolution, equality, and strength... [more]
Tala f Philippine Mythology
Means "star" in Tagalog, ultimately from Sanskrit तारा (tārā). In Tagalog mythology, Tala is the goddess of stars and a daughter of the supreme deity Bathala.