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Original post – http://akopito.deviantart.com/art/Patikan-Tatak-ni-Bakunawa-466224267

 

“Bakunawa can never devour the last moon, unless you stop making noises” – Anonymous Pintados

Here is a Bakunawa (Dragon) design Back tattoo
with a small description on the right written in Bisaya

The orange colored text on the right are the names of each Rosette motifs
from above to blow it reads:
1. the title above reads Bulak Patik (Floral tattoo)
2. Balintawak – Red Hibiscus flower
3. 2nd and 3rd are Pagusi – Lotus flower
4. is flower of the Tambis tree

and the white text paragraph is a small description of the Visayan tattoo
it reads:
“the beginning of getting a tattoo of
a Warrior is by battle,

this tattoo will grow like a tree, each progress
of your heroism.

each patterns of this tattoo
increases your natural strength

some of this tattoo design will protect
you from bad spirits”

The big Text on the middle reads “PATIKAN”

the box below is a date when i posted this
using modern Bisaya numerals: akopito.wordpress.com/2013/04/…
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on the left side of the pictures
there are only few text

back of the warrior reads “Move”
and near the big title is a inscription of the Calatagan pot
using modern writings : imphscience.wordpress.com/2011…

My homepage – akopito.weebly.com/

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I was really curious about the Visayan Genesis.. pay attention to the bold and italic words

In the beginning of the world there was nothing more than sky and water, and between the two, a hawk was flying which, getting angry at finding no place to alight or rest, turned the water against the sky, which was offended and so scattered the water with islands and then the hawk had some place to nest. and when it was on one of them along the seashore, the current threw up a piece of bamboo at its feet, which the hawk grabbed and opened by pecking and from the two section of the bamboo, a man came out of the one and a women from the other. these, they say, married with the approval of linog, which is the earthquake, and in time they had many children, who fled when their parents got angry and wanted to drive them out of the house and began to hit then with sticks some got in the inner room of the house, and from these the grandees or nobles are descended; others went down the steps and from these the timawa are descended, who are the plebeian people and from the children who remained hidden in the kitchen, they say the ulipon descended.

1. The Current threw up a piece of Bamboo at its feet –
(Does the Bamboo represent the boat?, which our ancestor used to migrate island to island…”austronesian migration theory”)

2. Hawk – (Does the Hawk represent the GOD? remember they pray heads up… claps close, it seems the hawk is the responsible for opening the light of Men and Women… is this the reason why they dance to the hawk during courtship? remember the Binanog dance? Banog means hawk)

3. Sky and Water –
(anyone familiar about the Sky god, Kaptan and Water God, Maguayen)

4. in the first paragraph of the story, it mention about how the island was made, –
(does this reflect the scientific theory of the volcanic activities of the Philipine billions years ago?)

5. in the last paragraph, Wow! really? poor ulipons 😦

Myths always reflects scientific theories, in the Bible Gensis 1:1 in the beginning, reflects the big bang theory…

Dagway sa katiguwangan Bisaya

http://akopito.deviantart.com/art/The-Face-of-Feudal-Bisaya-347601352

Dagway sa Katigulangan Bisaya
(The Face of feudal Visayan)

The Face tattoo is only restricted for those Elite Warriors of Feudal Visayas, according to Book Barangay sixteenth-century philippine culture and society by William Henry Scott, ‘Bangut’ is what they called the face-tattoo, other Visayan language probably? had a different term for the face-tattoo, the design which mimics a crocodiles jaw is called ‘langi’ it also mentioned about a beak design, In Pigafettas journal he mentioned that Rajah Humanbon of Cebu had a flame-like design tattoo on his face.

“The Red head-gear or Pudong/Purong is what they called “Magalong”, it signifies the most valiant warrior in Feudal Visayas.”

Si’Tukugu the Brave and Si’Manuku, Spirit of the Hills pass

Manuku design is inspired by Ashti work, since I don’t know how to draw a cute pikachu 😛

Tukugu design is inspired by the Visayan Lord customs, his carrying a Talibong sword from Leyte or Samar? I’m not sure. the tattoo design is inspired by the Bisayas Illustration on The Boxer codex manuscript, I made his teeth white since he hates to chew on betel nuts, he only eats fish  😛

Backstory:

Manuku is a Ancestral spirit Tarsier from the island of the hills, he found Tukugu in the ravaged village attacked by raiders from the other island, since then Manuku took care of Tukugu as he grew up, Manuku teaches Tukugu how to survive and to fight, Tukugu then left the Island of the hills with Manuku to look for the sacred artifacts pass down by Tukugu’s ancestral tribe that has been stolen by the raiders, along the way Tukugu met some other people from other places, then later joined Tukugu and Manuku for his adventure, finding the lost sacred atrifacts (to be continued)