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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It is the most important form of oral literature 6. An Introductory History Ninth ed. The headhunters threw spears at him,but he just catches it and throws it back to them.

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Your email address will not be published. A prominent example is the scene in which Lam-ang was on his way home. Lam-ang was obliged to go to lxm-ang sea and catch the fish. Lam-ang was furious when he learned what had happened to his father.

Aiding him are his magical pets, a cat in other versions, no cata dog, and a rooster. Lam-ang went on until he found it necessary to rest and take a short nap.

Biag ni Lam-ang (Summary)

It is a popular poetic form composed of syllable lines arranged in quatrains. He asked her to go with him to the river along with her lady-friends.


But the rooster indicated that if only all the bones could be gathered back, Lam-ang could be brought to life again. What was the complete name of the woman Lam-ang wanted to marry? This was accompanied by a challenge to a fight, despite their obvious numerical superiority. For his deep appreciation for the help of his pets – the cock and the dog – and of Marcus the diver, he promised that each other would get his or its due reward.

This warning proved true, as Lam-ang was swallowed by a big bercacan, or shark-like fish.

English Literature : Biag ni Lam-ang (Summary)

She then enlisted the aid of a certain diver named Marcus, who was ready to come to her aid to look for the bones.

Pantomime and Impersonation 5. He defeated the headhunters,killed them all and took his father’s head down to the plains. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lesson Plan Literature 9: Cannoyan mourned and for a while she thought there was no way to retrieve her lost husband. While washing himself in the river, the river swelled, and the shrimps, fishes and other creatures in the river were agitated for the dirt washed from his body was too much.

Invited to lunch with the family of Ines, Lam-ang impresses her parents with his wealth and upon returning, he gives the family two golden ships. 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. From what race did the majority of Filipinos come from before the Spanish arrived?


During his ji journey, he decided to rest for awhile. The bird flaps its wings and a house toppled over. Log In Sign Up. Of the six old versions of the epic which include a Zarzuela folk stage play written by Eufemio L. Many believe that the author of the epic is Pedro Bucaneg, a blind Ilocano poet who lived during the early part engliish Spanish colonization. Biag ni Lam-ang I. But Lam-ang, armed with supernatural powers, handily defeated them, giving the last surviving Igorot a slow painful death by cutting his hands nii his ears and finally carving out his eyes to show his anger for what they had done to his father.

The dog barked, and Lam-ang arose and was finally resurrected. This series of adventures started with his search for his lost father who was murdered by the head-hunting Igorots in the Igorot country.

Biag ni Lam-ang

The story was handed down orally for generations before it was written down around assumedly by a blind Ilokano bard named Pedro Bucaneg. Remember me on this computer. Biag ni Lam-angthough dominated by action and tragedy, nonetheless contained some comedic points.

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