And they were thought to have the power to heal, as well as cause illness
In the pre-colonial a number of rituals were performed. Among the tagalogs we have…The festival called pandot..The form of worship was known as magaanito.
Among the worshipped spirits, bathala is the superior oneHowever… 3) that’s why… 4) and…
1) If they properly appeased…
1) But when these spirits were not appeased by appropriate rituals, they could bring havoc to the entire community.
(third meaning)sometimes…They were also dressed, comparatively in the same manner as the santos.
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Spirit worship• They worshipped myriad of spirit inhabiting all parts of the universe. These spirit were contacted by the medium during folk healing rituals.
Spirit worship• Plasencia reported the existence of a ritual complex involving the adoration of the idols and the celebration of feasts.• Pandot- normally celebrated in the house of the chief. Drums and gongs were used during the ritual performances.• MAGAANITO
Bathala• Superior one.• He was remote and hard to reach.• Anitos were appealed to intercede for the believers.• Only anitos could speak to bathala.
Celestial bodies• The sun, the moon, the star, the clouds, and the wind.• The spirit of the clouds brought rain, the sun brought sunshine which made the plant grow, the spirit of moon and stars regulated the seasonal changes and caused fertility among women, and the spirit of the wind brought comfort to the people.
Celestial Bodies• The wind could cause storms and typhoons, the sun could cause drought, the clouds would refuse to bring rain, and the moon and stars would not regulate the seasons.
Anito’s• Represented by idols known as likha (statuaries)• It is placed in all important parts of the house-like the granaries-or the fields. Especially during planting and harvesting times.• Fragrant perfumes were annointed such as musk and civet.
Anitos•During ceremonies. These idolswere “praised in poetic songs sungby the afficiating priests, Male orfemale, called the catalonan.”•The purpose of these it to ask theidol to favor them with things theywere in need.
Bathala•Augaries is an another important aspect ofritual complex associated with ancient religi tagwatirat snake
Religiousfunctionaries•supplementing theaugaries was thepractice of divination.•Food offerings werealso given to the idols.Example: nganga,sacrifices (goats,chicken, pigs andcaraboas)Reasons: 3. A good harvest from the sowed1. Recovery of sick person lands2. Prosperous voyage 4. A propitious result in wars of those 5. Succesful delivery in childbirth embarking on the sea 6. A happy un ion in married life.
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