THE EPIC TELLS about the bravery of. Lam-ang, who was precocious from birth. The adventures begin with his search for his father who was killed by the Igorot. Biag ni Lam-ang Buod Summary of Biag ni Lam-ang, the Ilocano epic of the Philippines Epiko English version of the Life / Buhay ni. Biag ni Lam-ang (Ilocano Epic Story). The theme of the epic revolves around the bravery and courage of the main character portrayed by.

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Posted by AmExtovertReokoii at Give 2 features of a ritual dance. Aiding him are his magical pets, a cat in other versions, no cata dog, and a rooster.

This series of adventures started with his search for his lost father who was murdered by the head-hunting Igorots in the Igorot country. Invited to lunch with enblish family of Ines, Lam-ang impresses her parents with his wealth and upon returning, he gives the family two golden ships.

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English Literature : Biag ni Lam-ang (Summary)

This encounter led to another when he met a nine-headed serpent who, like Sumarang earlier tried to dissuade him from going any further. He was told that if he desired to marry Cannoyan, he must first be able to match their wealth, for which he willingly complied. Lam-ang was obliged to go to the sea and catch the fish.


He passes by the Amburayan River identified by some as the biggest river in Ilocos [ who? On his way, he met a woman and named Saridandan, whose name suggests that she was a woman of ill repute.

He brought it ashore and instructed the ladies to pull its teeth to serve as amulets against danger during journeys. An Introductory History Ninth ed.

Biag ni Lam-ang (Summary)

Lam-ang was furious when he learned what had happened to his father. The teacher will then discuss epic poetry specifically, its definition and its characteristics.

Retrieved from ” https: The guests expressed a desire to taste a delicacy made of rarang fish. She lived in Calanutian and he brought along his white rooster and gray dog to visit her. This was accompanied by a challenge to a fight, despite their obvious numerical superiority. This warning proved true, as Lam-ang was swallowed by a big bercacan, or shark-like fish. After his death due to being eaten by a huge fish, Lam-ang’s bones are recovered and he is resurrected with the help of his magical pets.

How did pre-colonial women reject suitors? Lam-ang was dead for 21 days?

Views Read Edit View history. Help Center Find new research papers in: They had a son named Lam-ang. After he went down the plains, he decided to bath in the Amburayan Riverwhich the local gals helped him bathe. Philippine and Asian Literature Topic: The theme of the epic revolves around the bravery and courage of the main character portrayed by Lam-ang, who was gifted with speech as early as his day of birth, who embarked on a series of adventures which culminated in his heroic death and subsequent resurrection.


At barely nine months, Lam-ang goes to search for Don Juan in the highlands where the latter was said to have gone. The dirt and blood that came off from his body causes the death of the river’s fish, crabs, and shrimp. The teacher will ask the students on their previous discussions on pre-colonial literature and folk epics, and have them define in their own words as to what an epic is.

Gift of speech Many believe that the author of the epic is Pedro Bucaneg, a blind Ilocano poet who lived during the early part of Spanish colonization. Lesson Plan Literature 9: