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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The teacher will also discuss the characteristics of the epic hero and the epic hero cycle. There was a young woman named Ines Kannoyan whom Lam-ang wanted no woo. Arsenio Manuel instead attributes its first written documentation to Fr. It is a popular poetic form composed of syllable lines arranged in quatrains. 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. Upon arriving home, Lam-ang decides to court his love interest, Ines Kannoyan who lives in Calanutian Kanluit.

As they were about to leave the river, Lam-ang noticed a giant crocodile.

He passes by the Amburayan River identified by some as biah biggest river in Ilocos [ who? Satisfied with his revenge, he went home. A prominent example is the scene in which Lam-ang was on his way home. After the discussion and bizg activities, the students should be able to: Death and subsequent rebirth 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.


The hero Lam-ang dreams that his father is being killed by the Igorot, the traditional enemies of the Fnglish, and awakes to slaughter a group of Igorot. His rooster crowed and his dog barked and slowly the bones started to move. While on his way, he met a certain Sumarang, whose name connotes obstruction, who tried to dissuade him from proceeding and who taunted him into a fight.

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

An example is the scene in which Lam-ang was on his way home. Give 2 features of a ritual dance.

Upon returning to Nalbuan in triumph, he was bathed by women in the Amburayan river. An Introductory History Ninth ed.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unfortunately, Lam-ang dove straight into the mouth of the water monster Berkakan. This made Ines look out.

Biag ni Lam-ang (Summary)

It is the most important form of oral literature 6. At barely nine months, Lam-ang goes to search for Don Juan in the highlands where the latter was said to have gone. Lam-ang in Transition by Kenneth E. Although most of the thematic scholarship regarding the Biag ni Lam-ang have focused on the evolving Roman Catholic influences of the epic, some Philippine textbooks [8] have suggested that it may have been influenced by Hindu epics the Mahabharata and Ramayana.


The dirt is so gross that fishes and animals died upon contact of the water. Invited to lunch with the family of Ines, Lam-ang impresses her parents with his wealth and upon lam-zng, he gives the family two golden ships. Help Center Find new research papers in: He then courts and marries Ines Kannoyan, besting his rivals with his magical powers. She then enlisted englidh aid of a certain diver named Marcus, who was ready to come to her aid to look for the bones.

He had his rooster crow, which caused a nearby house to fall.

Biag ni Lam-ang: Summary / Buod ng Biag ni Lam-ang

Aiding him are his magical pets, a cat in other versions,no cat ,a dog, and a rooster. Lam-ang went on until he found it necessary to rest and take a short nap. Posted by AmExtovertReokoii at Before going, however, his rooster warned that something unpleasant was bound to happen.

I really like it because it is engliwh interesting and a story that you can always tell biat younger generations.

He sees his father beheaded and the head put on a spike.

He was told that if he desired to marry Cannoyan, he must first be able to match their wealth, for which he willingly complied. Give 2 examples of ritual dances.