The Tiruray are a traditional hill
people of southwestern Mindanao.
They live in the upper portion of a
river-drained area in the
northwestern part of South
Cotabato, where the mountainous
terrain of the Cotabato Cordillera
faces the Celebes Sea.
Setting: Land of Tullus (Sualla)
Lagey Lingkuwos – Tiruray’s greatest legendary hero
The Tinggian is a group of
pagan people inhabiting the
interior hills of Abra.
TheTinggian have their own
version of the flood, which in
this case also functions as a
myth of the origin of human
Setting: towering rock – home of Tau-mari-u
Aponi-tolau – god-hero of the Tinggians
Humitau – sea-maiden guard of Tau-mari-u
Tau-mari-u – lord of the sea
Lang-an – mistress of the wind and rain; mother of