Lunes, Setyembre 17, 2012

Tuwaang Attends a Wedding

Tuwaang Attends a Wedding (Synopsis)

Manuvu epic Translated by E. Arsenio Manuel

Tuwaang, after finishing some work, calls his aunt aside and informs her that the wind has brought him a message: he is to attend the wedding of the Maiden of Mo:nawon. The aunt tries to dissuade him from going, for she foresees trouble. Tuwaang, however, is determined to go. He picks the heart-shaped basket that can activate the lightning, puts on his headdress and the costume made by goddesses, arms himself with a long blade and dagger, and takes his shield and spear. He rides on a flash of lightning and arrives at the Kawkawangan grassland. While resting there a while, he hears a gungutan bird crowing. He decides to catch the fowl, but soon sees the gungutan with a daggerlike spur. The gungutan tells Tuwaang he came to know of his coming in a dream and that he wants to go with him to the wedding celebration. Tuwaang agrees to bring the gungutan along. The two shake their shoulders and are carried into space.

Upon arriving at Mo:nawon, Tuwaang is admitted into the hall. He sits on a golden stool while the gungutan perches on a crossbeam. Meantime, enchanting sounds from afar and flowering trees signal the arrival of the Young Man of Panayangan. Other gallants—the Young Man of Liwanon and the Young Man of the Rising Sun—arrive. Finally, the groom, the Young Man of Sakadna, arrives with a hundred followers. He haughtily asks the house owner to clear the house “of dirt,” implying the people in the house who do not count. To this insult, Tuwaang answers there are “red leaves,” i.e., heroes, in the house.

Preliminaries of the wedding ceremony start. The savakan (bridewealth consisting of articles and wrapped food to be paid for by the groom’s kinsmen) are offered one by one, until only the two most costly remain. One is given the value of an ancient gong with ten bosses and nine relief-rings, the other is redeemable only by a golden guitar and a golden flute. The groom confesses his inability to redeem these articles. Tuwaang saves the groom from the embarrassing predicament by taking his place: through his magic breath he produces a more ancient gong, which is accepted by the bride’s party. He also produces the golden flute and golden guitar.

The bride is now asked to come out of her room and serve the guests some betel chew. She commands her betel box to serve everyone. Magically, the betel box obeys, with the betel chew jumping into the mouths of the guests. After two betel chews leap into the groom’s mouth, the betel box moves on to Tuwaang, before whom it stops altogether. Tuwaang brushes it away, but the box does not budge. The bride decides to sit beside Tuwaang. The groom blushes; he is shamed. He decided to fight Tuwaang. He goes down the house and challenges Tuwaang to come down to the yard.

After the bride unrolls and combs Tuwaang’s hair, Tuwaang goes down to fight. The gungutan, meanwhile, has been fighting the groom’s men and has slain a number of them until only six gallants remain. Tuwaang and the gungutan engage the six gallants. Finally, only Tuwaang and the Young Man of Sakadna are left moving about. Tuwaang is thrown against a boulder, which turns to dust. Trees get bent and topple. Tuwaang gets hold of his foe, throws him down so hard that he sinks into the earth. The Young Man of Sakadna surfaces quickly and confronts Tuwaang once more. Tuwaang in turn is thrust into the earth and sinks into the Underworld. There he talks to Tuwaha’, god of the Underworld, who tells him the secret of overcoming his foe. Tuwaang surfaces and summons the golden flute in which the Young Man of Sakadna keeps his life. Accompanied by the gungutan, Tuwaang takes the bride home to Kuaman, where he rules forever

Biag ni Lam-ang

Don Juan Panganiban
Namongan - wife of Don Juan Panganiban
Lam-ang – Son of Don Juan And Namongan Panganiban
Ines Kannoyon – Wife of lam-ang, daughterof the richest man of the town kalanuha
marcos – driver
Valley of Nagullian river in la union
Amburayan River
Don Juan Panganiban and his wife Namongan lived somewhere in La union. At this time Namongan was getting ready to give birth of there first baby boy, but Don Juan had to go to the mountain to punish an igorot band. When Don Juan was away , Namongan gave birth to a baby boy named Lam-ang. When lam-ang was nime months old his father is not yet come back, they lam-ang decided to find his father. Later lam-ang found the igorot in a sagang a feast celebrating a sucessful head hunting expedition. Lam-ang slew them all.
Ninety-nine maidens gave him a bath in the Amburayan River for his shampoo, from the dirt of his hair and foul of his body, the water turned black and all the fish in the river died.
Lam-ang heard about the beautiul maiden named Ines Kannoyan, daugther of the rishest man of the town of Kalanutian. He told his mother of this desire to his court the maiden. On his way to Kalanutian, he met his rival named Sumarang. They quarreled violently and hurled him nine hills away. Later, Sarindang tried to reduce him but Lam-ang rejected her advances. Reaching Kalanutian, Lam-ang found a crowd of rivals for the hand of Ines Kannoyan, He impressed eberyone with his magic.

The perants of Ines konnoyan asked for a bride price. They said that they will bestow the hands of Ines to Lam-ang if he could equal their wealth consisting of lands and golds. Lam-ang went home and prepared for his wedding and he married Ines and there was great celebration.
Lam-ang told Ines that he had a premonition that he would be bitten by a giant fish called berkakan. Inspite of this, Lam-ang was not discourage to comply with the tradition dictrates him to do. Just as he had dreamt so, Lam-ang was swallowed by the giant fish.
Ines became very sad and lonely but the white rooster told her that the bones of Lam-ang could be recovered, he might be revive. With the help of the diver named Marcos, all the bones of Lam-ang were collected. Ines was instructed to put her apron over the bones of Lam-ang. The rooster crowed, and the hen flapped her wings. The dog growled twice, running and pawing at the bones, life began to stir in the essembled bones of Lam-ang, because of this, Lam-ang rewarded the diver, the couple lived happily ever after with their pet friends.

Narrative Poetry

Narrative poetry is a form of poetry which tells a story, often making use of the voices of a narrator and characters as well; the entire story is usually written in metered verse. The poems that make up this genre may be short or long, and the story it relates to may be complex. It is usually dramatic, with objectives, diverse characters, and meter. Narrative poems include epicsballadsidylls and lays.

Poetry Defenition

Poetry - is an imaginative awareness of experience expressed through meaning, sound, and rhythmic language choices so as to evoke an emotional response. Poetry has been known to employ meter and rhyme, but this is by no means necessary. Poetry is an ancient form that has gone through numerous and drastic reinvention over time. The very nature of poetry as an authentic and individual mode of expression makes it nearly impossible to define.

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