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Ainu mapThe Ainu people of Japan suffered oppression at the hands of the Japanese which was similar to that suffered by various conquered peoples around the world at the hands of the Western World, Russia, China and the Muslim World.

The Ainu migrated south to the Japanese islands from the northern lands of the Inuit. Regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog will recognize the similarities between the Ainu and Inuit belief systems and methods of worship. In addition certain linguistic similarities will be noted between the Ainu and the Japanese. The Shinto “kami” becomes the Ainu “kamui”, to cite the most prominent example.

As with the Inuit, exact names and aspects of the following deities can vary, with the most pronounced differences being in Saghalien.

  • NOTE: I am still working out my entry on the Ainu bear god. If you know the Ainu then you know that that entry alone may double…

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Cebuano/Visayan Gods and Goddesses


The Cebuano/ Visayan Mythology

We are really familiar of the Greek and Roman Mythology. What about our own culture. Do you know what are those Gods and Goddesses in our country? Specially in Cebu, the cradle of Philippine History as I consider it. The Queen City of the South, there were lots of hidden mysteries that was in the history of Cebu.

Actually the mythology in the Province of Cebu is connected to the other province in the entire region. Even if the country is an archipelago. I was so amaze that this is a nice topic just to know what, where, when and how does this province was being mold.

Most of this were being called the Diwata and the Encanto. Diwata is the female while the Encanto is the male one. A diwata or an encantado that has a royal blood is called Sang’gre, which can be…

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