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PHOTO DETAILS
Photo IDSS00205
Generic HeadingSpecific Subjects
SubjectMyths and legends
TitleMatanda sa punso
Datecirca 1933
Original CaptionThe Matanda sa Punso.
NotesThe old man of the mound, also known as nuno sa punso, taong-lupa, or lamang-lupa. A Philippine dwarf, a deformed mythical creature the size of a toddler but with an old man''''s face, who may or may not be benevolent to humans. Anyone who ventures near the dry mound of earth he inhabits should beg his pardon and be careful not to tread on his territory.

 

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