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Sunday, November 8, 2020

Why You Should Read ‘The Collected Tales And Legends From The Philippines’ Book



IFYBooks.com is a relatively new website launched in May 2020.  On November 5, 2020, a book compiling the most notable stories and legends from the Philippines was published by Ukiyoto Publishing House it is titled 'The Collected Tales and Legends From the Philippines'. It is a collaborative effort by contributors and writers from IFYBooks. 

Collected Tales And Legends From The Philippines, Book Cover
Image: Mic Villamayor

The Collected Tales and Legends From the Philippines is a 92-page long book in its digital version at Google PlayStore. The book is divided into 3 parts and in chronological order. The first two parts Philippine Mythology and Artifacts From Pre Hispanic Philippines focus mainly on everything that deals with the lesser-known fringes of Philippine literature and history, the time before Spaniards came. The last two parts of the book: Creatures and Monstrosities of Philippine Folklore and Urban Legends, and Strange Stories and Urban Legends of the Philippines cover all the oddities and strange events, urban legends from the Spanish occupation up to the modern-day. 

The First part is all about Philippine mythology, its origins, the gods of Philippine mythology, the demigods of Philippine mythology, and other lesser-known tales of pre-Hispanic Philippines. This entry is mainly written by Gian Marcus Barreto.

The second part is all about Artifacts From Pre-Hispanic Philippines mainly written by Joen Rico M. Orde. These artifacts shed new light on the culture and traditions of Pre Colonial Filipinos. This part also includes the tale of Apo Anno, the mummy demigod of the Philippines. 

Collected Tales and Legends From the Philippines , Philippine Mythology
Image: Aswang Project

The third part named  Creatures and Monstrosities of Philippine Folklore and Urban Legends mainly focused on urban legends regarding different mythological creatures from the Philippines. Individual entries on popular creatures such as kapre, tiyanak, and mananangal were written, other lesser-known creatures such as alan, berbalang, and mantiw were also chronicled. This part is a joint collaboration among all writers of IFYBooks.com.

The last part is titled: Strange Stories and Urban Legends of the Philippines. This part is similar to the preceding part on creatures but this time, this entry puts its emphasis on the strangest stories from the     Philippines. Some of these stories has been etched on the collective imagination of Filipinos while some stories were overlooked and needs to be retold again. Like in the preceding chapter this is also a joint collaboration among all writers of IFYBooks.com.

Overall this book is worth reading because of how it is structured and the way it told some stories and legends that is lesser-known to many Filipinos. Purchase of this book will grant the reader a 5 percent discount on his next purchase at IFY Bookstore.

GET YOUR COPY NOW!!!

Ukiyoto eBook - https://www.ukiyoto.com/product-page/collected-tales-and-legends-from-philippines

Amazon eBook - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MFNYDDS

Google Play Book Link: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=UgIHEAAAQBAJ

Amazon Paperback - Will be activated on Singapore market

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