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Legend of the Carabao (Alamat ng Kalabaw)

In the beginning of time, there was a man who was known for being the most hardworking in their village. Kalay was an ardent suitor of Mara, a lady known for her innate beauty.
But there was one creature who disapproved of Kalay’s courtship of Mara. He owned a golden sphere from which he drew his powers.
Find out in this modern legend how the golden sphere cast a spell that gave the Filipinos the first carabao.


Story by: Segundo D. Matias, Jr.
Illustrations by: James B. Abalos


In Filipino and English. Ages 8 and up.

Tags: legend, carabao, animals, agriculture, farming, values, hardwork, love, kapre, tikbalang, aswang, duwende, tiyanak, manananggal, jealousy

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