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OPENING PRAYER Oh God who by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the Heart of Thy Faithful

Grant us by same Holy Spirit that we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Lesson 2 Searching for our Beginnings subtitle style Click to edit Master

May Grace L. Decena Lucena Dalahican National High School

Going Anywhere?

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The Origin of This World (Maranao)


from the Anthology of Philippine Myths by Damiana L. Eugenio

According to Maranaw folklore, this world was created by a great Being. It is not known, however, who exactly is this great Being. Or how many days it took him to create this world.

2 This world is divided into seven layers. The earth has also seven layers. Each layer is inhabited by a different kind of being. The uppermost layer, for example, is the place we are inhabiting. The second layer is being inhabited by dwarfs. These dwarfs are short, plump, and long-haired. They are locally known as Karibanga. The Karibanga are said to possess magical powers. They are usually invisible to the human eye. The third layer of the earth which is found under the sea or lake is inhabited by nymphs. These nymphs also possess certain magical powers. It is stated in the story of Rajah Indarapatra that he met and fell in love with the princess-nymph with whom he had a child.

The sky also consists of seven layers. Each layer has a door which is guarded day and night by huge mythical birds called garoda. The seventh layer of the sky is the seat of heaven which is also divided into seven layers. Every layer in the sky is inhabited by angels. Maranaws believe that angels do not need food. They all possess wings with which they fly.

Heaven which is found on the seventh layer of the sky is where good peoples spirits go after death. Saints are assigned to the seventh layer while persons who barely made it are confined to the lower most layer which is found at the bottom of heaven.

It is in heaven where we find the tree-of-life. On each leaf of the tree-of-life is written the name of every person living on earth. As soon as a leaf ripens or dries and falls, the person whose name it carries also dies.

The soul of every person is found in tightly covered jars kept in one section of heaven. This particular section of heaven is closely guarded by a monster with a thousand eyes, named Walo. Walo, in addition to his thousand eyes, has also eight hairy heads. The epic Darangan speaks of Madale, Bantugans brother and, Mabaning, Husband of Lawanen, entering this section and retrieving the soul of Bantugan.

Task 1 Word Webs Directions: Attach subtitle style you can Click to edit Master as many words

find in the selection which you could associate with each feature idea in each box. Use a whole sheet of pad paper for your webs.

Task 2 Locate, Reflect, Click to edit Master subtitle style the selection Directions: Locate information in Evaluate!

to Determine whether each statement is true (T) or false (F). Write your answer on a one-whole sheet of paper.

_______1. Everything has its own place in heaven or earth. _______2. Even monsters have a place in heaven. _______3. The nymphs, unlike the Karibanga, have magical powers. _______4. The number seven is a significant detail in the narrative. _______5. Angels can fly. _______6. The heaven in the selection accommodates saints and sinners. _______7. There is a reward for good people in heaven. _______8. The narrative is close to the accounts of the other stories or origin of the world. _______9. Death as explain in the narrative is a natural occurrence.

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Task 3 Show It! Say It!

Reflect on the following series of questions: What is it that you found puzzling, interesting, intriguing, or strange in the story? Is it similar to your belief of how the world began? Why or why not?

Illustrate and color the puzzling, interesting, intriguing, or strange part that you found in the story then explain your answer in not more than five sentences on a whole sheet of pad paper. In your explanation, consider: 1. avoiding informal expressions; 2. using facts from recall of information; and 3. using more nouns and adjectives than verbs and adverbs.

Be guided by the rubrics below.


Way to go! (11-15 points) The illustration shows an interesting and orderly play of images and colors. The explanation observed the three considerations and demonstrated careful and correct language use and mechanics. Just fine! (6-10 points) The illustration shows an interesting but not so orderly play of images and colors. The explanation observed only two of the three considerations very adequately. A few lapses in language use and mechanics can be seen. Nice try! (1-5 points) The illustration is not as interesting and orderly. The images and colors seem unrelated. The explanation observed only one of the three considerations very adequately. A number of lapses in language use and mechanics can be seen.

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Time to Ponder

Homework Time Be ready for the Click to edit Master subtitle style presentation of your illustration tomorrow.

CLOSING PRAYER We give You thanks Lord God Almighty For all the benefits you have given us To You who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.