Blaan mythologies and their educational implications
Edgar O Fernandez, Geraldine D Rodriguez, Edilbert A Reyes, Lyndon A Quines
This study aimed to collect Blaan Mythologies through recording, transcription, translation of the gathered myths. The recorded myths were then classified based on Thompson’s Motif-Index of Folk Literature. This Ethnographic study was participated by five elders of Sitio Lamlifew, Datal Tampal, Municipality of Malungon, Sarangani Province, Region XII. The findings of the study revealed that the Blaans in Sitio Lamlifew have the following mythologies: The story about Lightning, Why the Sky is High, The first Monkey, Incest, Heavy Rains and the Blaan Marriage Story. The recorded myths belonged to the following classifications: Cosmology and Cosmogony, The Origin of Animal Life, Establishment of Natural Order, Creation and Ordering of Human Life, Topographical Features of the Earth and the Gods: their Activities and Relationships which were transcribed and translated to English. The myths were translated into English by the help of a trilingual translator. Its educational implications were also specified by the participants who shared each myth by affirming the importance of the stories. Its findings could be used as an avenue of preserving Blaans’ oral literature in Malungon and the recorded and translated stories could be further utilized as localized teaching materials after a set of experts' confirmation processes.
Edgar O Fernandez, Geraldine D Rodriguez, Edilbert A Reyes, Lyndon A Quines. Blaan mythologies and their educational implications. International Journal of English Research, Volume 7, Issue 6, 2021, Pages 17-30