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Setting

According to Mark Reyes, the sets of Encantadia in 2005 are located in various places in
the Philippines. The Kingdom of Adamya is located at Calatagan, Batangas.[12] The cave set of
Hathorian Kingdom is located at the Kalinawan Cave in Tanay, Rizal. Lireo's forest is located at
Daranak Falls and Batlag Falls in Rizal.[12] A 1,900 square meter warehouse in Pasig City served as
an indoor set with an improvised pond.[12] The said warehouse was also a setting change for Lireo,
Sapiro, Hera Andal, Hera Sensa and others. The Kingdom of Sapiro set is located inside the historic
walled city of Intramuros (Old Manila) in the heart of Manila.[12] In its second and third installment, the
series used the same locations.
In 2016, a 3000 square meter warehouse in Makati City was converted to a set for the Lireo
Kingdom and its forest.[26] The fallen Sapiro Kingdom and the Island of Cassiopeia were shot
in Fortune Island in Batangas. Another warehouse set was converted as the Kingdom of Hathoria,
while the mortal world were shot in various locations around Manila.[27]The forest of Encantadia were
shot in Tanay, Rizal, Pundaquit in Zambales as well as Batlag Falls and Daranak Falls. [28]

Musical scoring
The main theme of the series is its own soundtrack titled "Tadhana"(destiny) described as
a chant/hymn, composed and sung by Filipino folk singer Bayang Barrios.[16][29]According to Barrios,
when she arrived in the recording studio, the hymn structure was already done by Allan Feliciano.
The chant's theme is inspired by a drought and deforestation. One of the factors that contributed to
the success of the 2005 series is its musical scoring, it was highly commended in the 2005 Asian
Television Awards for "Best Original Music Score".[18]In the sequel, Etheria, aside from "Tadhana",
Feliciano also arranged a soundtrack titled as "Hade!!" (to attack) which refer as the Etherian war
song; sung also by Barrios. Unlike "Tadhana", it is a lyrical song formed in Enchanta. Based on the
lyrics, the song is about the creation of Encantadia, the five kingdoms including Etheria, and warfare.
In the end, the composer appears to question the unending violence in the land including the lack of
love and peace.[30]Sub-tracks were also included in the series such as "Asshenti", an Etherian love
song sung by Barrios and the Lirean Hymn, "Ivo"(life) arranged by Ariel Hugo, which was sung
by Karylle. In the 2016 series, it uses the main soundtrack "Tadhana", which was modernized and
beat has been altered to a rock-twist to fit the new generation.[16]Moreover, "Ivo" was also used as
recorded by Gabbi Garcia.[20]
"Ang Mahiwagang Puso" (Enchanted Heart) written by Tats Faustino, sung by Karylle and Jerome
John Hughes was used as a soundtrack to the original version of the series. [31]Karylle also
recorded "Hiling" (Wish) but was rarely used in the series. "Pangarap ni Lira" (Lira's wish),
composed by Suzette Doctolero, arranged by Eric Torralba and sung by Jennylyn Mercado was also
part of the soundtrack.[22]Other soundtracks include "Isang Bagong Mundo" (A whole new world)
performed by Jennylyn Mercado, arranged by Eric Torralba and written by Suzette Doctolero; "Sa
Pakpak ng Paru-paro" (Fairy's Wings) composed by Mark A. Reyes and arranged by Eric Torralba. [22]
"Maghihintay Ako" (I'll Be Waiting), sung by Gabbi Garcia and Christian Bautista and "Sa Pangarap
Lang" (Through a Dream) sung by Mikee Quintos are being used in the 2016 series. [32][33]Mikee
Quintos also recorded "Ang Awit ni Lira" (Lira's Hymn) for the requel.[34]

Overview
Encantadia is an enchanted place in a different realm. All of the characters existing in this world are
called Encantados. It was discovered and created thousand years ago by five supernatural beings,
Haliya, Arde, Emre, Keros and Ether who were referred to as bathala(Gods on the present times.
[35]
The world they created was settled upon by low-class working individuals called "barbaro".
Because of this, the three Bathala created four classes of individuals: the diwata's (fairies of Lireo
Kingdom; mystical creatures of the Adamya Kingdom; the healers called sapiryans of the Sapiro
Kingdom and the blacksmiths of the Hathoria Kingdom.[36] The four kingdoms promised allegiance
and worship to Emre, which caused Arde and Ether's jealousy and hatred, resulting to a plan to
assassinate him.[35][37] Emre discovered this plan and cursed both of them: Arde to become
a dragon who was sent to guard valaak(hell) and Ether to turn into snake to forever remind her of
being a traitor.[37] With this, the encantados are divided between the gods resulting to factions.
[37]
Some encantados followed Ether and established the fifth Kingdom of Encantadia called, Etheria,
which had later fallen due to the greed of their Queen Avria to conquer the whole Encantadia
causing the rest to unite against their Kingdom.[37]

The Gods
Kataastaasang Bathala - The supreme and the most powerful Bathala above all, according
to Emre he created the 5 Bathala of Encantadia. He is not one of the Bathala who created
Encantadia. He lives in the high heavens where Emre, Ether, Arde, Keros, and Haliya once lived
in, but he had driven them away. Until now it is not yet revealed why he had driven away the 5
Bathalas.

Emre The Bathala of Encantadia. One of the bathalas that is driven away from the high
heavens. He resides in Devas which is the Heaven of Encantadia.

Keros The Bathala of Destruction. Without him, nothing will be destroyed and that will
outbalance the World of Encantadia. Everything he touches gets destroyed.

Haliya The Bathaluman of the Two Moons. She is one of the five Bathalas and
Bathalumans who created the world of Encantadia. She has a powerful Trident called De'jar,
meaning Cursed.

Ether The Bathaluman of Creation. She is one of the Bathalas who planned to kill Emre
because of their jealousy of the encantados worshipping Emre. She was cursed and turned into
a snake, which reminds every encantado about her rebel. She created the fifth Kingdom of
Etheria, which is a greedy queendom lead by Hara Avria and plans to lead the whole
Encantadia. She has a relationship with Arde.

Arde The Bathala of Balaak (Hell). He was worshipped by the Hathors on the start of
Encantadia. One of the Bathalas who planned to kill Emre. He was cursed and turned into a
dragon, and sent into balaak, the place where the bad iv'tres (souls) live. He has a relationship
with Ether.
The Kingdoms

Encantadia map labeled per Kingdom and territories.

Sapiro A kingdom in the north of Encantadia; protector of the gemstone of earth.[38]


Hathoria A kingdom in the west of Encantadia; protector of the gemstone of fire.[36][39]

Lireo A kingdom in the east of Encantadia and is home to the royal blood diwatas;
protector of the gemstone of air.[40]

Adamya A former Kingdom in the south of Encantadia; which was colonized by hathors,
protector of the gemstone of water.

Etheria A fallen Kingdom at the center of Encantadia; home of the greedy Etherians. [37]
Territories
Askano A territory in the northernmost part of Sapiro; home of the barbaros.[41]

Adjantao -A territory between Lireo and Sapiro; home of individuals


called mandirigma(scavengers/warriors) who do not recognize the Queen of Lireo.[42]

Avila/Avalon A territory between Hathoria and Sapiro; home of the winged creatures
called Mulawin.[43]

Carcero A sub-territory in the northernmost part of Lireo and Sapiro, bounded by Adjantao
and Askano in the west. It serves as prison to lock-up Lireans who committed crimes. Guarded
around by the bakunawa's (sea serpents).[44]

Ayleb A sub-territory within the north of Lireo introduced in the 2016 series, which served
as a refugee camp and hide-out to the escaped prisoners of Carcero including Adhara and
Lilasari.[45]

Nymfas A territory introduced in the 2016 series where Deshna, daughter of Hagorn was
brought for safe keeping. They are home to treemans who can climb and reach the highest trees
and mystic pirates that master piracy, assassination, instrumentals and parkour and some
ancient encatados. It is a territory along with argonas.

Gunikars - The territory is located in the most mysterious land after Hera Aega, the Adamya.
Unknowingly, the Adamyans are the only ones who know the mysterious kingdom beneath their
territory under the deepest sea, the Atlantika.

Hera Sensa A sub-territory in the Kingdom of Etheria. Home of the ruthless Etherian, ghoul
hunters, three-five eyes, psychics, priestess, scholars, mind readers and controllers, witches,
predicters, transmogrifiers, and clairvoyants[46]

Hera Andal Center of monarch in the Kingdom of Etheria, houses the throne of greedy
villain Queen Avria and Etherian nobles, witches, and sorcerers. Known for their dark sorcery,
soul manipulation, spells, potions, poisons, mystic dark chants, and healing abilities [46]

Hera Aega A sub-territory in the Kingdom of Etheria. Home of the ruthless Etherian
warriors, scribes, hunters, and amazons who wield magical bow and arrows and other
sandararas and can manipulate emotions. They are the most mysterious tribe and it is the most
mysterious land in Etheria and the whole Encantadia. [46]
Hera Volo A sub-territory in the Kingdom of Etheria. Home of the ruthless and diabolical
Etherian warriors, allurers, flyers, and military that can manipulate time and speed. They
possess unique and rare culture along with Andal. They perform mystic dance and chants to
their evil Bathaluman.[46]

Punjabwes - A renegade tribe found in a remote territory of Sapiro. They possess unique
powers that make them a formidable enemy. They are the pirates of Encantadia. They are
burglars among with Mandirigmas that masters mechanical technology that is more advanced
than Hathorians. They can entertain anyone through their dance, songs, color shows. Males are
the leaders and warriors while women are the servants and babaylans. It houses the scheming
and vicious Prince Manik, the sole warrior Azulan, and Ariana, the sarkosi of Hara Amihan II.
The Gems
Main article: Brilyante (Encantadia)
The world of Encantadia is being powered and guarded by a powerful gem referred as Inang
Brilyante (mother gem) protected by Cassiopeia, the first Queen of Lireo.[47] The gem has powerful
characteristics and abilities, and is considered as the most powerful weapon of Encantadia. [48] With
this, it is being sought by greedy encantados driving Cassiopeia to break it into four elemental gems
that hold balance to the realm: fire, air, water and earth. [48] She later handed them to the four
kingdoms of Encantadia. King Arvak of Hathoria wanted to acquire all gems, starting a rebellion
leading to the Great Encantadian War wherein he was killed. Prince Raquim of Sapiro was able to
recover the fire and water gem from King Arvak, and decided to bring the two gems and the Sapiro's
earth gem to Lireo for safekeeping.[47] Since then, the four powerful gems are guarded by the Queen
of Lireo who then handed them to her four offsprings: Pirena, the keeper of the fire gem; Amihan for
the air gem, and Alena and Danaya for the water and earth gem respectively.[47] On the 2016 series,
a fifth gem was introduced as a result of Cassiopeia's intense breakage of the mother gem, which
propelled to the sea shore wherein a lost mortal became the keeper.[49][50]

Fire Gem (Brilyante ng Apoy) The gem grants its owner the power to
control fire, warmth and light. In this sense, the beholder can intensify sunlight and conjure fire.
This gem has the ability of shapeshifting into another person. It can also create volcanic
eruptions.[51]

Air Gem (Brilyante ng Hangin) The gem grants its owner the power to control
the air, wind and coldness. In this sense, the beholder can change air currents,
conjure oxygen in areas without it and transform into the air itself. It also grants the holder the
ability to fly and shapeshift into wind. The gem can also be employed in detecting the presence
of nearby beings by tracing the sound of their breaths.[51]

Water Gem (Brilyante ng Tubig) The gem grants its keeper the power to control water. It
enhances its keeper's strength and enables the person to control biosonar, liquids and sea
creatures. It also enables its keeper to summon rain and portray an image through water.[51]

Earth Gem (Brilyante ng Lupa) The gem grants its owner earth-based powers, enabling the
person to control the earth, vegetation and nature. In this sense, the beholder can
conjure earthquakes, communicate with plants and animals, shapeshift into any flora and
fauna and heal herself. Without the presence of the gem of earth, plants would wilt, animals
would die, and beings in Encantadia would weaken. [51]
Spirit Gem (Brilyante ng Diwa) - In the 2016 series, a fifth gem, also called Brilyante ng
Diwa (Gem of Spirit) was introduced as a result of a fragment from Cassiopeia's intense
breakage of the Mother gem. Its powers and abilities are all the abilities of the four gemstone. [52]

Life Gem (Brilyante ng Lila) - Also in the 2016 series, a sixth gem Brilyante ng
Lila (Gemstone of Life) was also introduced, a cube shaped amethyst used by Emre to tempt
Lira with power, alongside with riches. He said that the sixth gem has equal power to the first
five gems. It has the power of balance of nature. The first five gems are to create and maintain,
the final gem is for destruction. Its powers is to balance all the works (the opposite) of all the
other gems. Lira declined the gem and was kept until now by Emre. This gem is not part of the
Inang Brilyante (Mother Gem).
Enchanta
Main article: Enchanta
Encantadia uses a fictional language called Enchanta.[53] It was created and conceptualized
by Suzette Doctolero to make the viewers feel that the world of Encantados be somehow realistic
and genuine. Doctolero created its vocabulary from many Indo-European languages with some
influences of Philippine languages especially Tagalog.[54] It can be traced from words like "corre", to
love (from the root "cor" meaning heart) and "avoya", to travel (voyage).[54] The language is also
notable of being spoken as it sounds like its from some kind of European country because of the
tone and the phonotactics.[54] Most characters from the Encantadia saga know how to speak
Enchanta, but it was Cassiopeia that had spoken the language most in the whole series, from the
fact that she is the first diwata (fairy) of Lireo and ancestor of all the royal-blooded diwatas. [53][55]

Wars in Encantadia
In its known history, the world of Encantadia has seen three major wars that has broken the peace of
the realm.

Wars of Enc

Great Encantadian War Lirean war

Kingdom of Lireo
Kingdoms o
Kingdom of Sapiro
Belligerents Kingdom of
Kingdom of Adamya
Territory of A
Kingdom of Hathoria

Commanders and Leaders Queen Cassiopeia(Lireo) Queen Minea (Lireo)


King Meno(Sapiro) King Armeo (Sapiro)
Leader Aegen(Adamya) Prince Raquim (Sapiro)
King Bartimus(Hathoria) Leader Imaw (Adamya)
Sang'gre Adhara (Lireo) Sang'gre Amihan I (Lireo)
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Belligerents Empire of Etheria Kingdom of H

King Arvak
Queen Avria
Prince Hagorn
Hera Juvila
Commanders and Leaders General Agane
Hera Andora
Rexar
Hera Odessa
Gurna

Outcome The Empire of Etheria has The King of Hathoria, Arvak K


been defeated by the was killed toward the end of
combined forces of the other the war while leading his e
four kingdoms of Encantadia troops trying to stem a full g
and resulted in the death of retreat of his armies after the
Etherian Queen Avria. successful onslaught of the
Encantadia was then divided allied Encantadian armies that m
into the four kingdoms of broke the back of his invasion s
Lireo, Adamya, Sapiro and forces. The Water and Fire
Hathoria. Mine-a assumed the gems were recovered and
throne of Lireo. brought to Lireo for safe
keeping.

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Plot
Encantadia (2005)
Main article: Encantadia (2005 TV series)
The story unfolds in Lireo, the kingdom where Ynang Reyna (Queen Mother) Minea lives with her
daughters Amihan, Alena, Danaya, and Pirena.[35] The four Sangg'res are tasked to be the new
keepers of the brilliantes. Their skills in war and their powers as the royalty of the diwatas are
believed to be the strength of Lireo.[35] As long as the gemstones are kept properly, the balance of
nature in Encantadia remains. But everything changed when Pirena, the oldest of the four Sang'gre's
consumed by her greed and jealousy, plotted the downfall of her own sister Amihan who succeeded
their mother as Queen.[56] This resulted into the War of the four Gems, or the war between the
Hathoria Kingdom and the rest. With this situation, Lira, the lost daughter of Amihan returned to
Encantadia and tried to fulfill her mission of mending the broken relationships of the strong-willed
gemstone keepers.[57]

Etheria (200506)
Main article: Etheria
Back when Encantadia was a young world, there was a great empire called Etheria, ruled by Reyna
Avria, who wanted to control the neighboring kingdoms of Lireo, Sapiro, Adamya and Hathoria.
However, the four kingdoms banded together and attempted to defeat the forces of Etheria in
the Great Encantadian War. After Etheria had fallen, Avria swore that Etheria would return to power
once the last Sang'gre is born. The prophecy was then fulfilled due to the birth of Cassandra. Etheria
rose again from the ashes and in order to save the present, the four Sang'gres of Lireo travelled
back to the past in ancient Encantadia, find the lost Sang'gre, and destroy the Ginintuang Orasan
(Etheria's powerful weapon) to stop Avria's centuries-old plan to dominate the realm. [58]

Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas (2006)


Main article: Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas
This chapter depicts the continuing story of the four Sang'gres, Pirena, Amihan, Alena (now Queen
of Sapiro) and Danaya (now Queen of Lireo) along with King Ybrahim of Sapiro, in the enchanted
world of Encantadia, as they face the repercussions of their previous journey through Encantadia's
history. The Four Herans of the Etherian Kingdom are plotting revenge against the Sang'gre's who,
for the 2nd time took down their beloved Kingdom. [59]

Encantadia (2016)
Main article: Encantadia (2016 TV series)
After the Great Encantadian War that defeated Etheria, the three kingdoms were able to live in
peace for a thousand years, but the day came when the Hathors (inhabitants of Hathoria), led by
King Arvak, gave in to their greed and started the Lirean war to claim the other gems, that they may
gain power and rule over the whole continent. Later, King Arvak was killed by a Sapirian warrior
named Asval but before he died, prince Raquim of Sapiro claimed the Gemstones of Water, Earth
and Fire from him and handed them to the Queen of Lireo for safekeeping. The four gems have not
been separated since. Two Thousand years have passed and the story unfolds in Lireo, where
Queen Mine-a chose her successor from her daughters Pirena, Amihan, Alena and Danaya because
they feel imminent danger lurking, and as the gods called her to Devas (the world of the dead), she
has to leave the kingdom of Lireo in good and capable hands. She put her daughters to the test to
see their capabilities and know who is best fit to be the next queen. Mine-a chose and crowned
Amihan, which to Pirena's dismay, led to her rebellion and the onset of the so-called War of the four
Gems. The chain of events that transpired made way for the separation of the gemstones. Pirena,
after having stolen the gemstone of fire, sided with the Hathors and gave them back the power
they've lost.Pirena then fools her sisters and ruled over Lireo, she bore a daughter named Mira while
Amihan bore Lira who then took refuge in the mortal world. There were numerous times Ether
helped Hathoria in defeating Lireo, but failed to succeed at. The last fight of Hathoria and Lireo
resulted to the death of Queen Amihan, and Pirena's reunion with her other sisters. Danaya
succeeded Amihan to the throne of Lireo, Ybrahim took oath as King of Sapiro while Pirena rebuilt
Hathoria and became queen. The five gems were merged into one, but new threat had come to their
land.[60]
Spin-off film
Mulawin: The Movie (2005)
Main article: Mulawin: The Movie
Pirena uses the "gintong binhi"(golden seed) to bring Ravenum back to life. Ravenum summons
the dragon Buwarka and raises an army of Ravenas to wreak havoc on Avila territory. With the
power of Mulawins "Tree of Life" dwindling down and the Mulawin race in peril, the Diwatas of
Encantadia and the Tres Aves (a legendary trio of heroes with special abilities) rushed to aid the
Mulawin. The Mulawins and the Lireo soldiers led by Ybarro/Ybrahim faces the Ravenas until they
defeated them. They return to Avila after a victory and a deadly battle. Aguiluz is seen lying in a royal
bed in Lireo with Queen Amihan putting the "gintong binhi" to his mouth that can get his life back.[61]

Episodes
Originally aired
Book Episodes Total Episodes
First aired Last aired

1 160 May 2, 2005 December 9, 2005

2 50 December 12, 2005 February 17, 2006


476
3 48 February 20, 2006 April 28, 2006

1 218 July 18, 2016 May 19, 2017

Broadcast
Encantadia series are broadcast by GMA Network in the Philippines and through its international
subsidiaries like GMA Pinoy TV in other countries.[62] The 2005 series' broadcasts in Malaysia began
in 2012 through Astro Bella and was subbed in English language.[citation needed] In 2014, the first two series
were made available in ASEAN countries such as Philippines,
Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia through Fox Filipino,
a subsidiary of Fox Broadcasting Company.[63][64] All of the first three series including the spin-off film
are made available as video on demand on iflix and HOOQ in 2015.[65] The 2016 series is also made
available exclusively on iFlix as 1080p video on demand wherein new episodes are uploaded a day
after its airing in GMA Network.[66]According to iFlix manager Sherwin Dela Cruz, "we are hugely
proud to support the Philippines exceptionally talented local entertainment industry. Encantadia has
an incredible legacy, which we are honored to be a part of..." The said series can be streamed online
through iFLix in the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka.[67]

Cast and characters


Here are the list of recurring characters in the Encantadia franchise from 2005 to present, limited to
major and minor roles as described. This table does not include cameos.[68]

GMA Networ

Character Etheria
Encantadia Ika-limang Kaharian ng
(2005) Encantadia
(20052006)

Mine-a Dawn Zulueta Nadine Samonte

Sang'gre Amihan I

Sang'gre Amihan Iza Calzado

Sang'gre Pirena Sunshine Dizon

Sang'gre Alena Karylle

Sang'gre Danaya Diana Zubiri

Ybarro/Ybrahim Dingdong Dantes


Lira/Milagros Jennylyn Mercado

Mira Yasmien Kurdi

Kahlil Jake Cuenca

Cassandra

Hagorn Pen Medina Ping Medina

Agane Leila Kuzma

Phytos Ramirez
Anthony (young)
Mark Herras

Apek Michael Roy Jornales

Aquil Alfred Vargas BJ Forbes

Hitano Polo Ravales

Muros Arthur Solinap

Wantuk Marky Lopez

Cassiopeia Cindy Kurleto Empress Schuck (young)


Ornia Glydel Mercado

Memen Tonton Gutierrez

Evades Chinggoy Alonzo

Raquim Richard Gomez Dennis Trillo (young)

Gurna Girlie Sevilla Aiza Marquez

Ades

Asval Bobby Andrews Sid Lucero (young)

Muyak Nancy Castiglione

Wahid Benjie Paras

Apitong John Regala

Amanda Irma Adlawan

Dado Allan Paule

Bathalumang Ether Angel Aquino

Bathalang Emre Raymond Bagatsing

Bathalang Arde Simon Ibarra


Bathalang Keros

Bathalumang Haliya

Hara Avria Francine P

Hera Andora Alessandra d

Hera Odessa Pauleen L

Hera Juvila Jopay Pa

As'Nan Rachelle Lob

Barkus Tirso Cruz III

Cilatus Daniel Fernando

Viktu Neil Ryan Sese

Bartimus Nonie Buencamino

Meno Gary Estrada

Banak Pekto

Nakba Rainier Castillo

Imaw Noel Urbano (v


Awoo Animatronic Puppet Only (a fictional

Arvak Al Tantay Michael Flores

Armeo Ian Veneracion

Asnara

Alira Naswen

Dagtum Gerard Pizzaras

Axilom Brad Turvey

Mayca

Kaizan

Enuo Andrei Felix

Rael

Pako

Icarus

Pao-Pao

Vish'ka
Ad'hara

Pagaspas

Lakan

Avilan Romnick Sarmienta

Lilasari

Lanzu

Rexad

Agua Sunshine Garcia

Alipato Antonio Aquitania

Sari-a Geneva Cruz

Deshna/Luna

Amarro Alfred Vargas

Gilas

Helgad

Azulan
Manik

Ariana

Rosas

Memfes

Armea

Arman

In other media
Video games
Encantadia Blast

Encantadia Blast logo

Developer(s) GMA New Media


Digify

Platform(s) Android, IOS

Genre(s) Puzzle
A free mobile application game available in IOS and Android entitled Encantadia Blast was released
in 2016. It was presented by GMA Network's subsidiaries, GMA New Media and Digify as part of the
Encantadia franchise, the first mobile game in the Philippines inspired by a series.[69][70][71] As of
September 2016, the mobile app has been downloaded 100,000 times in Android phones with
generally positive reviews.[72]It features 80 levels, divided in four kingdoms with exclusive trivias
flashing every after game. It is inspired by Candy Crush Saga with the use of the series' powerful
gems.[73]
Earlier in 2006, a non-free mobile game called Encantadia was released exclusively
for Symbian/Java-capable devices, published by GetJar.[74]

Home media
On March 4, 2008, GMA records released the episodes of the 2005 series of Encantadia on DVD
with 160 episodes divided into 12 volumes of DVDs.[75] Jason John Lim, former head of GMA records
in 2005 stated in an interview that the DVD was released due to public demands specially for
viewers overseas.[76]

Merchandise
On December 24, 2016, series of photos of different Encantadia collectible items has been uploaded
on Instagram by the director and casts including jackets, mugs, stickers, notebooks and caps during
their Christmas party held at Riverside Studions, Manila.[77][78] On December 25, it was announced
that official merchandise for the series will be available in January 2017. [79][80]

In popular culture
An Encantadia parody has also been featured in a comedy show, Bubble Gang under GMA Network
in 2005 entitled as "Pinkantadia". The parody was inspired by the 2005 series including the sequel,
Etheria. [81]The said spoof featured comedy actors, Michael V., Wendell Ramos, Antonio
Aquitania and Ara Mina.[82]

evelopment
Encantadia is a term coined from the Filipino words "enkanto", "enkanta", "enkantada", or
"enkantado" (which was in turn derived from the Spanish term encant(ad){o/a}) which means
enchanted beings endowed with supernatural powers.[3] The series was created by GMA Network,
the same network that produced the fantasy-themed series Mulawin and Darna. It was directed
by Mark Reyes and Gil Tejada, Jr., and written by Suzette Doctolero.[4][5] Originally, the series was
intended as GMA Films' entry to the 2004 Metro Manila Film Festival but they later decided to
make Encantadia a daily fantasy soap opera due to its huge production and budget. Encantadia was
Doctolero's first head writing project with the network in 2005, and also served as her training for
writing a fantasy story for the first time.[6] According to her, it was inspired by the story of Maria
Makiling, a diwata (fairy) in Philippine folklore, in four different persona.[6] It was also inspired by
different stories around the world combined into one. [6] The first three installment were consecutively
shown from 2005 to 2006.[7][8] In 2010, a second saga or fourth installment was scheduled to be
produced by GMA Network, but it was not push through until Atty Gozon, CEO of GMA Network
pushed it back for 2012, but was scrapped.[9] In 2015,the director, producer and the writer were given
a go signal by the network to make the new Encantadia.[10] In January 2016, it was announced that
the fourth installment will be a reboot (often called as requel or retelling-sequel) of the old series.[11]

Setting
According to Mark Reyes, the sets of Encantadia in 2005 are located in various places in
the Philippines. The Kingdom of Adamya is located at Calatagan, Batangas.[12] The cave set of
Hathorian Kingdom is located at the Kalinawan Cave in Tanay, Rizal. Lireo's forest is located at
Daranak Falls and Batlag Falls in Rizal.[12] A 1,900 square meter warehouse in Pasig City served as
an indoor set with an improvised pond.[12] The said warehouse was also a setting change for Lireo,
Sapiro, Hera Andal, Hera Sensa and others. The Kingdom of Sapiro set is located inside the historic
walled city of Intramuros (Old Manila) in the heart of Manila.[12] In its second and third installment, the
series used the same locations.
In 2016, a 3000 square meter warehouse in Makati City was converted to a set for the Lireo
Kingdom and its forest.[13] The fallen Sapiro Kingdom and the Island of Cassiopeia were shot
in Fortune Island in Batangas. Another warehouse set was converted as the Kingdom of Hathoria,
while the mortal world were shot in various locations around Manila.[14]The forest of Encantadia were
shot in Tanay, Rizal, Pundaquit in Zambales as well as Batlag Falls and Daranak Falls. [15]

Musical scoring
The main theme of the series is its own soundtrack titled "Tadhana"(destiny) described as
a chant/hymn, composed and sung by Filipino folk singer Bayang Barrios.[16][17]According to Barrios,
when she arrived in the recording studio, the hymn structure was already done by Allan Feliciano.
The chant's theme is inspired by a drought and deforestation. One of the factors that contributed to
the success of the 2005 series is its musical scoring, it was highly commended in the 2005 Asian
Television Awards for "Best Original Music Score".[18]In the sequel, Etheria, aside from "Tadhana",
Feliciano also arranged a soundtrack titled as "Hade!!" (to attack) which refer as the Etherian war
song; sung also by Barrios. Unlike "Tadhana", it is a lyrical song formed in Enchanta. Based on the
lyrics, the song is about the creation of Encantadia, the five kingdoms including Etheria, and warfare.
In the end, the composer appears to question the unending violence in the land including the lack of
love and peace.[19]Sub-tracks were also included in the series such as "Asshenti", an Etherian love
song sung by Barrios and the Lirean Hymn, "Ivo"(life) arranged by Ariel Hugo, which was sung
by Karylle. In the 2016 series, it uses the main soundtrack "Tadhana", which was modernized and
beat has been altered to a rock-twist to fit the new generation.[16]Moreover, "Ivo" was also used as
recorded by Gabbi Garcia.[20]
"Ang Mahiwagang Puso" (Enchanted Heart) written by Tats Faustino, sung by Karylle and Jerome
John Hughes was used as a soundtrack to the original version of the series. [21]Karylle also
recorded "Hiling" (Wish) but was rarely used in the series. "Pangarap ni Lira" (Lira's wish),
composed by Suzette Doctolero, arranged by Eric Torralba and sung by Jennylyn Mercado was also
part of the soundtrack.[22]Other soundtracks include "Isang Bagong Mundo" (A whole new world)
performed by Jennylyn Mercado, arranged by Eric Torralba and written by Suzette Doctolero; "Sa
Pakpak ng Paru-paro" (Fairy's Wings) composed by Mark A. Reyes and arranged by Eric Torralba. [22]
"Maghihintay Ako" (I'll Be Waiting), sung by Gabbi Garcia and Christian Bautista and "Sa Pangarap
Lang" (Through a Dream) sung by Mikee Quintos are being used in the 2016 series. [23][24]Mikee
Quintos also recorded "Ang Awit ni Lira" (Lira's Hymn) for the requel.[25]

Setting
According to Mark Reyes, the sets of Encantadia in 2005 are located in various places in
the Philippines. The Kingdom of Adamya is located at Calatagan, Batangas.[12] The cave set of
Hathorian Kingdom is located at the Kalinawan Cave in Tanay, Rizal. Lireo's forest is located at
Daranak Falls and Batlag Falls in Rizal.[12] A 1,900 square meter warehouse in Pasig City served as
an indoor set with an improvised pond.[12] The said warehouse was also a setting change for Lireo,
Sapiro, Hera Andal, Hera Sensa and others. The Kingdom of Sapiro set is located inside the historic
walled city of Intramuros (Old Manila) in the heart of Manila.[12] In its second and third installment, the
series used the same locations.
In 2016, a 3000 square meter warehouse in Makati City was converted to a set for the Lireo
Kingdom and its forest.[26] The fallen Sapiro Kingdom and the Island of Cassiopeia were shot
in Fortune Island in Batangas. Another warehouse set was converted as the Kingdom of Hathoria,
while the mortal world were shot in various locations around Manila.[27]The forest of Encantadia were
shot in Tanay, Rizal, Pundaquit in Zambales as well as Batlag Falls and Daranak Falls. [28]

Musical scoring
The main theme of the series is its own soundtrack titled "Tadhana"(destiny) described as
a chant/hymn, composed and sung by Filipino folk singer Bayang Barrios.[16][29]According to Barrios,
when she arrived in the recording studio, the hymn structure was already done by Allan Feliciano.
The chant's theme is inspired by a drought and deforestation. One of the factors that contributed to
the success of the 2005 series is its musical scoring, it was highly commended in the 2005 Asian
Television Awards for "Best Original Music Score".[18]In the sequel, Etheria, aside from "Tadhana",
Feliciano also arranged a soundtrack titled as "Hade!!" (to attack) which refer as the Etherian war
song; sung also by Barrios. Unlike "Tadhana", it is a lyrical song formed in Enchanta. Based on the
lyrics, the song is about the creation of Encantadia, the five kingdoms including Etheria, and warfare.
In the end, the composer appears to question the unending violence in the land including the lack of
love and peace.[30]Sub-tracks were also included in the series such as "Asshenti", an Etherian love
song sung by Barrios and the Lirean Hymn, "Ivo"(life) arranged by Ariel Hugo, which was sung
by Karylle. In the 2016 series, it uses the main soundtrack "Tadhana", which was modernized and
beat has been altered to a rock-twist to fit the new generation.[16]Moreover, "Ivo" was also used as
recorded by Gabbi Garcia.[20]
"Ang Mahiwagang Puso" (Enchanted Heart) written by Tats Faustino, sung by Karylle and Jerome
John Hughes was used as a soundtrack to the original version of the series. [31]Karylle also
recorded "Hiling" (Wish) but was rarely used in the series. "Pangarap ni Lira" (Lira's wish),
composed by Suzette Doctolero, arranged by Eric Torralba and sung by Jennylyn Mercado was also
part of the soundtrack.[22]Other soundtracks include "Isang Bagong Mundo" (A whole new world)
performed by Jennylyn Mercado, arranged by Eric Torralba and written by Suzette Doctolero; "Sa
Pakpak ng Paru-paro" (Fairy's Wings) composed by Mark A. Reyes and arranged by Eric Torralba. [22]
"Maghihintay Ako" (I'll Be Waiting), sung by Gabbi Garcia and Christian Bautista and "Sa Pangarap
Lang" (Through a Dream) sung by Mikee Quintos are being used in the 2016 series. [32][33]Mikee
Quintos also recorded "Ang Awit ni Lira" (Lira's Hymn) for the requel.[34]

Overview
Encantadia is an enchanted place in a different realm. All of the characters existing in this world are
called Encantados. It was discovered and created thousand years ago by five supernatural beings,
Haliya, Arde, Emre, Keros and Ether who were referred to as bathala(Gods on the present times.
[35]
The world they created was settled upon by low-class working individuals called "barbaro".
Because of this, the three Bathala created four classes of individuals: the diwata's (fairies of Lireo
Kingdom; mystical creatures of the Adamya Kingdom; the healers called sapiryans of the Sapiro
Kingdom and the blacksmiths of the Hathoria Kingdom.[36] The four kingdoms promised allegiance
and worship to Emre, which caused Arde and Ether's jealousy and hatred, resulting to a plan to
assassinate him.[35][37] Emre discovered this plan and cursed both of them: Arde to become
a dragon who was sent to guard valaak(hell) and Ether to turn into snake to forever remind her of
being a traitor.[37] With this, the encantados are divided between the gods resulting to factions.
[37]
Some encantados followed Ether and established the fifth Kingdom of Encantadia called, Etheria,
which had later fallen due to the greed of their Queen Avria to conquer the whole Encantadia
causing the rest to unite against their Kingdom.[37]

The Gods
Kataastaasang Bathala - The supreme and the most powerful Bathala above all, according
to Emre he created the 5 Bathala of Encantadia. He is not one of the Bathala who created
Encantadia. He lives in the high heavens where Emre, Ether, Arde, Keros, and Haliya once lived
in, but he had driven them away. Until now it is not yet revealed why he had driven away the 5
Bathalas.

Emre The Bathala of Encantadia. One of the bathalas that is driven away from the high
heavens. He resides in Devas which is the Heaven of Encantadia.

Keros The Bathala of Destruction. Without him, nothing will be destroyed and that will
outbalance the World of Encantadia. Everything he touches gets destroyed.

Haliya The Bathaluman of the Two Moons. She is one of the five Bathalas and
Bathalumans who created the world of Encantadia. She has a powerful Trident called De'jar,
meaning Cursed.

Ether The Bathaluman of Creation. She is one of the Bathalas who planned to kill Emre
because of their jealousy of the encantados worshipping Emre. She was cursed and turned into
a snake, which reminds every encantado about her rebel. She created the fifth Kingdom of
Etheria, which is a greedy queendom lead by Hara Avria and plans to lead the whole
Encantadia. She has a relationship with Arde.

Arde The Bathala of Balaak (Hell). He was worshipped by the Hathors on the start of
Encantadia. One of the Bathalas who planned to kill Emre. He was cursed and turned into a
dragon, and sent into balaak, the place where the bad iv'tres (souls) live. He has a relationship
with Ether.
The Kingdoms

Encantadia map labeled per Kingdom and territories.

Sapiro A kingdom in the north of Encantadia; protector of the gemstone of earth.[38]

Hathoria A kingdom in the west of Encantadia; protector of the gemstone of fire.[36][39]

Lireo A kingdom in the east of Encantadia and is home to the royal blood diwatas;
protector of the gemstone of air.[40]

Adamya A former Kingdom in the south of Encantadia; which was colonized by hathors,
protector of the gemstone of water.

Etheria A fallen Kingdom at the center of Encantadia; home of the greedy Etherians. [37]
Territories
Askano A territory in the northernmost part of Sapiro; home of the barbaros.[41]

Adjantao -A territory between Lireo and Sapiro; home of individuals


called mandirigma(scavengers/warriors) who do not recognize the Queen of Lireo.[42]

Avila/Avalon A territory between Hathoria and Sapiro; home of the winged creatures
called Mulawin.[43]

Carcero A sub-territory in the northernmost part of Lireo and Sapiro, bounded by Adjantao
and Askano in the west. It serves as prison to lock-up Lireans who committed crimes. Guarded
around by the bakunawa's (sea serpents).[44]

Ayleb A sub-territory within the north of Lireo introduced in the 2016 series, which served
as a refugee camp and hide-out to the escaped prisoners of Carcero including Adhara and
Lilasari.[45]

Nymfas A territory introduced in the 2016 series where Deshna, daughter of Hagorn was
brought for safe keeping. They are home to treemans who can climb and reach the highest trees
and mystic pirates that master piracy, assassination, instrumentals and parkour and some
ancient encatados. It is a territory along with argonas.

Gunikars - The territory is located in the most mysterious land after Hera Aega, the Adamya.
Unknowingly, the Adamyans are the only ones who know the mysterious kingdom beneath their
territory under the deepest sea, the Atlantika.

Hera Sensa A sub-territory in the Kingdom of Etheria. Home of the ruthless Etherian, ghoul
hunters, three-five eyes, psychics, priestess, scholars, mind readers and controllers, witches,
predicters, transmogrifiers, and clairvoyants[46]

Hera Andal Center of monarch in the Kingdom of Etheria, houses the throne of greedy
villain Queen Avria and Etherian nobles, witches, and sorcerers. Known for their dark sorcery,
soul manipulation, spells, potions, poisons, mystic dark chants, and healing abilities [46]

Hera Aega A sub-territory in the Kingdom of Etheria. Home of the ruthless Etherian
warriors, scribes, hunters, and amazons who wield magical bow and arrows and other
sandararas and can manipulate emotions. They are the most mysterious tribe and it is the most
mysterious land in Etheria and the whole Encantadia. [46]

Hera Volo A sub-territory in the Kingdom of Etheria. Home of the ruthless and diabolical
Etherian warriors, allurers, flyers, and military that can manipulate time and speed. They
possess unique and rare culture along with Andal. They perform mystic dance and chants to
their evil Bathaluman.[46]

Punjabwes - A renegade tribe found in a remote territory of Sapiro. They possess unique
powers that make them a formidable enemy. They are the pirates of Encantadia. They are
burglars among with Mandirigmas that masters mechanical technology that is more advanced
than Hathorians. They can entertain anyone through their dance, songs, color shows. Males are
the leaders and warriors while women are the servants and babaylans. It houses the scheming
and vicious Prince Manik, the sole warrior Azulan, and Ariana, the sarkosi of Hara Amihan II.
The Gems
Main article: Brilyante (Encantadia)
The world of Encantadia is being powered and guarded by a powerful gem referred as Inang
Brilyante (mother gem) protected by Cassiopeia, the first Queen of Lireo.[47] The gem has powerful
characteristics and abilities, and is considered as the most powerful weapon of Encantadia. [48] With
this, it is being sought by greedy encantados driving Cassiopeia to break it into four elemental gems
that hold balance to the realm: fire, air, water and earth. [48] She later handed them to the four
kingdoms of Encantadia. King Arvak of Hathoria wanted to acquire all gems, starting a rebellion
leading to the Great Encantadian War wherein he was killed. Prince Raquim of Sapiro was able to
recover the fire and water gem from King Arvak, and decided to bring the two gems and the Sapiro's
earth gem to Lireo for safekeeping.[47] Since then, the four powerful gems are guarded by the Queen
of Lireo who then handed them to her four offsprings: Pirena, the keeper of the fire gem; Amihan for
the air gem, and Alena and Danaya for the water and earth gem respectively.[47] On the 2016 series,
a fifth gem was introduced as a result of Cassiopeia's intense breakage of the mother gem, which
propelled to the sea shore wherein a lost mortal became the keeper.[49][50]

Fire Gem (Brilyante ng Apoy) The gem grants its owner the power to
control fire, warmth and light. In this sense, the beholder can intensify sunlight and conjure fire.
This gem has the ability of shapeshifting into another person. It can also create volcanic
eruptions.[51]

Air Gem (Brilyante ng Hangin) The gem grants its owner the power to control
the air, wind and coldness. In this sense, the beholder can change air currents,
conjure oxygen in areas without it and transform into the air itself. It also grants the holder the
ability to fly and shapeshift into wind. The gem can also be employed in detecting the presence
of nearby beings by tracing the sound of their breaths.[51]

Water Gem (Brilyante ng Tubig) The gem grants its keeper the power to control water. It
enhances its keeper's strength and enables the person to control biosonar, liquids and sea
creatures. It also enables its keeper to summon rain and portray an image through water.[51]

Earth Gem (Brilyante ng Lupa) The gem grants its owner earth-based powers, enabling the
person to control the earth, vegetation and nature. In this sense, the beholder can
conjure earthquakes, communicate with plants and animals, shapeshift into any flora and
fauna and heal herself. Without the presence of the gem of earth, plants would wilt, animals
would die, and beings in Encantadia would weaken. [51]

Spirit Gem (Brilyante ng Diwa) - In the 2016 series, a fifth gem, also called Brilyante ng
Diwa (Gem of Spirit) was introduced as a result of a fragment from Cassiopeia's intense
breakage of the Mother gem. Its powers and abilities are all the abilities of the four gemstone. [52]

Life Gem (Brilyante ng Lila) - Also in the 2016 series, a sixth gem Brilyante ng
Lila (Gemstone of Life) was also introduced, a cube shaped amethyst used by Emre to tempt
Lira with power, alongside with riches. He said that the sixth gem has equal power to the first
five gems. It has the power of balance of nature. The first five gems are to create and maintain,
the final gem is for destruction. Its powers is to balance all the works (the opposite) of all the
other gems. Lira declined the gem and was kept until now by Emre. This gem is not part of the
Inang Brilyante (Mother Gem).
Enchanta
Main article: Enchanta
Encantadia uses a fictional language called Enchanta.[53] It was created and conceptualized
by Suzette Doctolero to make the viewers feel that the world of Encantados be somehow realistic
and genuine. Doctolero created its vocabulary from many Indo-European languages with some
influences of Philippine languages especially Tagalog.[54] It can be traced from words like "corre", to
love (from the root "cor" meaning heart) and "avoya", to travel (voyage).[54] The language is also
notable of being spoken as it sounds like its from some kind of European country because of the
tone and the phonotactics.[54] Most characters from the Encantadia saga know how to speak
Enchanta, but it was Cassiopeia that had spoken the language most in the whole series, from the
fact that she is the first diwata (fairy) of Lireo and ancestor of all the royal-blooded diwatas. [53][55]