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    Tikbalang (also written as Tigbalang, Tigbalan, or Tikbalan) is a creature of Philippine folklore said to lurk in the mountains and forests of the Philippines. It is generally described as a tall, bony humanoid creature with disproportionately long limbs, to the point that its knees reach above its head when it squats down.[1] It has the head and feet of an animal, most commonly a horse. It is sometimes believed to be a transformation of an aborted fetus which has been sent to earth from limbo.[2]


    more interesting folklore. what a weird creature


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tikbalang
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  • #2
    I know a guy, who was raised there that swears to have seen one, and a few other people at the time. It was stuck in a palm tree high up late at night, smoking a cigar of some sort. People could see it's head peek out and that's how they recognized it.



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    • #3
      really? that's cool and super scary all at once.
      Crying "cherry-picking!" with one breath and "diversity!" with the next doesn't work either.~brymble
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      • #4
        Originally posted by of black birds View Post
        I know a guy, who was raised there that swears to have seen one, and a few other people at the time. It was stuck in a palm tree high up late at night, smoking a cigar of some sort. People could see it's head peek out and that's how they recognized it.

        really??? what did he do when he saw it?

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        • #5
          They were generally freaked out. It was too high up in the tree anyway so they went inside and locked the doors to avoid any trouble from it.



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          It is not possible that only one road leads to so sublime a mystery."
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          • #6
            I'd try to tame it:

            "Taming a tikbalang

            By one account a tikbalang has a mane of sharp spines, with the three thickest of these being of particular importance. A person who obtains one of these spines can use them as an anting-anting (talisman) in order to keep the tikbalang as his servant. The tikbalang must first be subdued, however, by leaping onto it and tying it with a specially-prepared cord. The would-be-tamer must then hang on while the creature flies through the air, fighting madly to dislodge its unwelcome rider, until it is exhausted and acknowledges its defeat."

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            • #7
              Grave,
              Hmmm... is it worth the risk? Lol

              This sounds like an interesting creature though!
              Last edited by Miaerowyn; February 27th, 2010, 07:19 PM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Miaerowyn View Post
                Grave,
                Hmmm... is it worth the risk? Lol

                This sounds like an interesting creature though!
                Haven't you seen the picture on wikipedia?

                It is a bodybuilding horse! Imagine taking girls out with it...

                "Ey therr, wanna go for a ride on my brand new Tikbalang?"

                Who would refuse such an offer?!
                Last edited by Gravemyst; February 28th, 2010, 10:26 AM. Reason: typo :p

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                • #9
                  Hahaha!
                  Nice... well, I suppose if you see the end result outweighs the risk, lol!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Gravemyst View Post
                    Haven't you seen the picture on wikipedia?

                    It is a bodybuilding horse! Imagining taking girls out with it...

                    "Ey therr, wanna go for a ride on my brand new Tikbalang?"

                    Who would refuse such an offer?!
                    probably alot of people. but i gotta hand it to ya! you're very original. :hahugh:
                    Crying "cherry-picking!" with one breath and "diversity!" with the next doesn't work either.~brymble
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                    • #11
                      If my grandmother who was Filipino was still alive I would have to ask her about this! She swore on her life she saw some tree spirit that played with her when she was a little girl and I looked it up not too long ago and it was exactly what she described. A tad creepy but this creature sounds interesting if nothing else!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Amaya-chan View Post
                        If my grandmother who was Filipino was still alive I would have to ask her about this! She swore on her life she saw some tree spirit that played with her when she was a little girl and I looked it up not too long ago and it was exactly what she described. A tad creepy but this creature sounds interesting if nothing else!
                        that's really neat. i'd love to hear more if you don't mind sharing your grandmother's accounts in full detail.
                        Crying "cherry-picking!" with one breath and "diversity!" with the next doesn't work either.~brymble
                        "Sometimes the Light at the End of the Tunnel is really a Cranky Dragon waiting to roast your ass!"

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                        Close friends with: Yarrow Elfglow, Czechwoods, Rudas Starblaze, Stormbeard, Philosophia, The Woman Monster, Rick and Elise, Sacred Sin David19.....


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                        • #13
                          This is the creature my grandmother said used to play with her along with some various faeries

                          http://www.mythicalcreaturesguide.co.../Agta+or+Kapre

                          She never told me the name she only told me a description of him which was a man in a tree who liked girls.

                          And I also mentioned she used to play with faeries near her house in the mountains. She didn't play with them one day and they flooded her house out of anger.

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