Gods and Goddess

Name| God(dess) of… | Generation| Bathala| The supreme god of the Tagalogs; creator of man and earth and addressed sometimes as Bathalang Maykapal. He dwells in Kaluwalhatian together with the lesser gods and goddesses. Aside from the lesser gods and goddesses, he sent his anitos in order to assist the daily lives of every human.

When most of the natives were converted to Christianity during the Spanish Era, he was referred to the Christian God| First[A]| Amanikable| The ill-tempered god of the sea because among of the first generation gods (aside from Bathala), he was never married after his love was spurned by a beautiful mortal maiden, Maganda. In frustration, he swored vengeance against the humans by sending turbulent waves and horrible tempest in order to wreck boats and to drown men| First[B]| Idiyanale| The goddess of labor and good deeds.

Natives used to call for her guidance in order to make their works successful. She married Dimangan and had two offspring| First[C][D]| Dimangan| The god of good harvest. He was married to Idiyanale and had two offspring. | First| Lakapati| The goddess of fertility and the most understanding and kind of all the deities. Also known as Ikapati, she was the giver of food and prosperity. Her best gift to mankind was agriculture (cultivated fields). Through this, she was respected and loved by the people.

Later, she was married to Mapulon and had a daughter| First[E]| Mapulon| The god of seasons and husband of Lakapati of whom they had a daughter. | First| Mayari| The goddess of moon and one of the three daughters of Bathala by a mortal women. She was the most charming of all the goddesses and had two sister namely Tala and Hanan| Second[F][G]| Tala| The goddess of the stars; sister of Mayari and Hanan and one of the three daughters of Bathala by a mortal woman| Second[H]| Hanan| The goddess of morning; sister of Mayari and Tala and one of the three daughters of Bathala by a mortal woman. Second| Dumakulem| The strong, agile guardian of mountains and the son of Idiyanale and Dimangan. His sister was Anitun Tabu. He later married Anagolay| Second| Anitun Tabu| The fickle-minded goddess of wind and rain. She was the daughter of Idiyanale and Dimangan and the sister of Dumakulem. | Second| Anagolay| The goddess of lost things and the only offspring of Lakapati and Mapulon. She was married to Dumakulem| Second| Apolaki| The god of sun and was chiefly the patron of warriors. He was the son of

Anagolay and Dumakulem| Third (or Second)[I]| Diyan Masalanta| The goddess of love, conception and childbirth and the protector of lovers. She was the daughter of Anagolay and Dumakulem and youngest of all the deities. After the conversion of the natives to Christianity during the Spanish Era, she was then referred as Maria Makiling| Third| Amansinaya| god of fishermen. | Galang Kaluluwa (Wandering Spirit)| The winged god present in some creation myths who loves to travel. He is identified as a close friend of Bathala. | Haik| god of the sea. |

Lakambakod| The protector of the growing crops. | Lakambini| Spanish called him as “Abogado de la Garganta” (The Throat Advocate). He is referred as the god of gluttony, food and eating. | Lingga| a phallic god. | Ulilang Kaluluwa (Orphaned Spirit)| It is a serpent god present in some creation myths that was killed by Bathala after an ensuing rival. | Kapampangan deities * Mangechay or Mangacha – The great elder, is said the creator of the Heavens, it is said that she is the ‘net weaver’ with the sky as her weaved fabric and at night the stars that shine are the fabric holes. Aring Sinukuan – The Kapampangan sun god of war and death, taught the early inhabitants the industry of metallurgy, wood cutting, rice culture and even waging war. * Apung Malyari – The moon god who lives in Mt. Pinatubo and ruler of the eight rivers. * Tala – The bright star, the one who introduced wet-rice culture. * Munag Sumala – One of the children of Aring Sinukuan who represent dawn. Also known as the golden serpent. * Lakandanup – Son of Aring Sinukuan, the god of gluttony and represents the sun at noon time. Gatpanapun – Son of Aring Sinukuan, the noble who only knew pleasure, his name means ‘afternoon’ in Kapampangan language. * Sisilim – The child of Apung Malyari, she represent dusk and greeted by the songs of the cicada upon her arrival, her name means dusk or early evening in Kapampangan language. * Galura – The winged assistant of Aring Sinukuan, he is represented by a giant eagle and believed to be the bringer of storms. * Naga – Are serpent deities known for their protective nature. Their presence in structures are talismans against fire. * Lakandanum – A variant of the Naga, known to rule the waters