Tales of Long Ago in the Philippines by Maximo D. Ramos

Tales of Long Ago in the Philippines by Maximo D. Ramos

  • $14.99
    Unit price per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.


A collection of 37 Myths, Legends, and Folktales from around the Philippines that showcase the rich and diverse cultural identity throughout the archipelago. The book includes some illustrations, making it a wonderful collection to share with children of Filipino ancestry, or anyone interested in learning about different cultures from around the globe.


How the Earth Was Created

Why the Sky Rose High

How the Sun and the Moon Came to Be

Why the Sea Is Salt

The First Monkey

The Origin of the Owl and Other Creatures

Legend of the Black Cat

All-Head Juan

Why the Snail Tastes Bitter

How the Crocodile Learned to Hunt

Why the Egret Rides on the Carabao



The Tortoise and the Ban-og

The Crocodile and the Monitor Lizard

The Monkey, the Tortoise, and the Banana Tree

The Guest Who Broke His Promise

The Tortoise and the Lizard

Bobowaya and Amomo-ay

The Lizard's Treachery

The Monkey and the Tortoise



The Foolish Fishermen and the Carabao

The Tale of Padol

How Monsai Enslaved His Master

The Foolish Farmer and His Carabao

The Hunter and His Wife

The Ginger of Aunt Guinampang



The Two Neighbors and the Crocodile

Tale of the White Squash

Datu Omar and the Elf

The Woodcutter and the Python


Mangosparos and the Monkeys

Six Brothers and a Cat

The Boy and the Crocodile

The Magic Ring

Tale of Two Women



The Magic Tree

The Love of Rajah Mangandiri

The Bird that Stole the Sultan's Beard


  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (January 15, 1990)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 159 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1976147255
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1976147258
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 6.7 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.36 x 8.5 inches