Myth-Folklore Book: Filipino Popular Tales

This book is part of the Filipino Popular Tales unit.

Filipino Popular Tales by Dean S. Fansler (1921), a publication of the American Folk-Lore Society.

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Table of Contents

Suan’s Good Luck
Suan Eket
The Charcoal-Maker who became King
The Story of Carancal
Suac and his Adventures
The Three Friends,—the Monkey, the Dog, and the Carabao
How Suan became Rich
The King’s Decisions
The Four Blind Brothers
Juan the Blind Man
Teofilo the Hunchback, and the Giant
Juan and the Buringcantada
The Manglalabas
Sagacious Marcela
King Tasio
The Story of Zaragoza
Juan the Peerless Robber
The Seven Crazy Fellows
Juan Manalaksan
Juan the Poor, who became Juan the King
Lucas the Strong
Juan and his Six Companions
The Story of King Palmarin
The Three Brothers
Three Brothers of Fortune
Pablo and the Princess
Legend of Prince Oswaldo
The Rich and the Poor
Lucas the Rope-Maker
The King and the Dervish
The Mysterious Book
The Miraculous Cow
The Clever Husband and Wife
The Three Brothers
Juan and his Adventures
Juan wearing a Monkey’s Skin
How Salaksak became Rich
Clever Juan and Envious Diego
Ruined because of Invidiousness
The Two Friends
Juan the Orphan
Is he the Crafty Ulysses?
The Reward of Kindness
Pedro and Satan
The Devil and the Guachinango
Juan Sadut
An Act of Kindness
The Indolent Husband
Cecilio, the Servant of Emilio
The Golden Lock
Who is the Nearest Relative?
With One Centavo Juan marries a Princess
The Three Humpbacks
The Seven Humpbacks
Respect Old Age
The Golden Rule
Pedro and the Witch
The Woman and her Coles Plant
A Negrito Slave
Alberto and the Monsters
Juan and Maria
The Enchanted Prince
The Prince’s Dream
The Wicked Woman’s Reward
The Magic Ring
Maria and the Golden Slipper
Juan the Poor
The Fate of an Envious Woman
The Monkey and Juan Pusong Tambi-Tambi
Andres the Trapper
Juan the Fool
Juan and his Painted Hat
Juan and Clotilde
The Poor Man and his Three Sons
The Denied Mother
Tomarind and the Wicked Datu

The Monkey and the Turtle (three versions)
The Monkey and the Crocodile (two versions)
The Monkeys and the Dragon-Flies
The Monkey, the Turtle, and the Crocodile
The Iguana and the Turtle
The Trial among the Animals
The Pugu’s Case
Why Mosquitoes hum and try to get into the Holes of our Ears
A Tyrant
The Greedy Crow
The Humming-Bird and the Carabao
The Camanchile and the Passion
Auac and Lamiran

Why the Ant is not so Venomous as the Snake
Why Locusts are Harmful
How Lansones became Edible
Why Cocks fight One Another
Why Bats fly at Night
Why the Sun shines more brightly than the Moon
Why the Culing has a Tonsure
The Culeto and the Crow
The Hawk and the Coling
Why the Cow’s Skin is Loose on the Neck
The First Loose-Skinned Cow and the First Tight-Skinned Carabao
Why the Monkey is Wise
The Lost Necklace
The Cock and the Sparrow-Hawk
The Story of our Fingers
Why Snails climb up Grass
Why the Cuttlefish and Squids produce a Black Liquid
Why Cocks have Combs on their Heads
How the Crow became Black
Why the Crow is Black
The Dove and the Crow
Why the Ocean is Salty
Why the Sky is Curved
Why the Sky is High
An Unequal Match; or, Why the Carabao’s Hoof is split

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