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Story of Hudhud ni Aliguyon

Hudhud hi Aliguyon( Ifugao )

Characters:
Aliguyon : Son of Amtalao and Dumulao, Greatest warrior of Hannanga
Amtalao : Father of Aliguyon,King of Hannanga, enemy of Pangawian
Dumulao : Mother of Aliguyon
Pangaiwan : Father of Pumbakhayon, King of Daligdigan, enemy of Amtalao
Pumbakhayon: Fierce son of Pangawian, Greatest warrior of Daligdigan
Bugan :

Sister of Pumbakhayon, married by Aliguyon

Aginaya : Sister of Aliguyon, married by Pumbakhayon

Plot:
In the mountainous regions of Northern Luzon, a hudhud is a long tale sung
during special occasions. This particular long tale is sung during harvest. A
favorite topic of the hudhud is a folk hero named Aliguyon, a brave warrior.
Once upon a time, in a village called Hannanga, a boy was born to the
couple named Amtalao and Dumulao. He was called Aliguyon. He was an
intelligent, eager young man who wanted to learn many things, and indeed, he
learned many useful things, from the stories and teachings of his father. He
learned how to fight well and chant a few magic spells. Even as a child, he was
a leader, for the other children of his village looked up to him with awe.

Upon leaving childhood, Aliguyon betook himself to gather forces to fight


against his fathers enemy, who was Pangaiwan of the village of Daligdigan.
But his challenge was not answered personally by Pangaiwan. Instead, he
faced Pangaiwans fierce son, Pumbakhayon. Pumbakhayon was just as skilled
in the arts of war and magic as Aliguyon. The two of them battled each other
for three years, and neither of them showed signs of defeat. Their battle was a
tedious one, and it has been said that they both used only one spear! Aliguyon
had thrown a spear to his opponent at the start of their match, but the fair
Pumbakhayon had caught it deftly with one hand. And then Pumbakhayon
threw the spear back to Aliguyon, who picked it just as neatly from the air.

At length Aliguyon and Pumbakhayon came to respect each other, and then
eventually they came to admire each others talents. Their fighting stopped
suddenly. Between the two of them they drafted a peace treaty between
Hannanga and Daligdigan, which their peoples readily agreed to. It was fine to
behold two majestic warriors finally side by side.
Aliguyon and Pumbakhayon became good friends, as peace between their
villages flourished. When the time came for Aliguyon to choose a mate, he
chose Pumbakhayons youngest sister, Bugan, who was little more than a
baby. He took Bugan into his household and cared for her until she grew to be
most beautiful. Pumbakhayon, in his turn, took for his wife Aliguyons younger
sister, Aginaya. The two couples became wealthy and respected in all of
Ifugao.

REFLECTION:
This

story

tells

as

the

importance

of Forgiveness. Wars

or

battles against the enemy can't solve the problem. If someone hurt us, let
them know about your feelings against them in a proper way. There is no
such trouble that can't be solve in a harmonious way. Forgiveness and love for
each of us can lead us into a happy, peaceful and progressive way of living!
So, I tell you, let us learn to forgive others if we want to be forgiven by
God. God can't forgive us in all sins that we had committed to him and into
others if we don't know how to forgive. Forgiveness is one of the most
important things that we should learn., because if forgiveness is present in
our hearts, I am very sure that UNITY, Peace and Development will follow:)

Protagonist - the leading character or one of the major characters


in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text.
An antagonist is a character, group of characters, institution, or
concept that stands in or represents opposition against which
the protagonist(s) must contend. In other words, an antagonist is
a person or a group of people who opposes a protagonist

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