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1 May Temple-Maravilles. Literatures of Mindanao. Languages Department. School of Liberal Arts. Ateneo de Zamboanga University. THE TALE OF SANDAYO 1 The Waters of Liyasan 1 Now he must speak, The Datu Salaria, For what ails The Datu Salaria! “Dear Bae 2 Salaong How luckless we are! We have no child Though many are Our possessions. 10 If we die Who will be left No one to inherit Our many possessions.” “O, Datu Salaria! What then…? Let us bathe In the waters of Liyasan.” 3 Said Datu Salaria: “There you bathe, 20 In that hidden Spring that glisten.” But answered Salaong: “No, it cannot freshen me up; I shall bathe In the waters of Liyasan, Biggest of river springs.” And so they went, While lightning flashed And thunder rolled, Down Mount Giliyan. Reaching a hut They sat to rest. 1 Eugenio, Damiana. The Epics: Philippine Folk Literature , vol. VIII. Quezon City: The University of the Philippines Press, 2001, 530-560. 2 Title of respect for a high-born lady. 3 A Suban- on word which literally means “to overflow”; the word is said to have been formerly applied to Mount Malindang of Misamis Occidental on account of its crater lake. The lake is today called Duminagat. Then spoke Salaria: “What beautiful waters! What a wondrous spring! Look in its depths; There in the bottom. The rocks of these waters Are mossed over 40 In shining gold. Sands that glitter! Wondrous waters, Miraculous spring, Eager to bathe, Salaong Then plunged in. Wafted by the current, Seven times She went under, Seven times she came up. 50 Then spoke Salaria: “Dear Bae Salaong We must go now; Our bodies must rest.” The royal lady, Now out of the water, Went to the hut, No water dripping. The clothes of Salaong Looking newly worn; 60 Dry as before And no part was ever wet. The Birth of Sandayo Now they go Up Mount Giliyan. Lighting lit Giliyan, The thunder rolled. Then spoke Salaria: “I feel uneasy; Giliyan rift with lightning, 70 Loud is the thunder And the earth shakes.” They went up the house, Up the swaying steps. The lady felt heavy, Scarcely able to stand. They entered a room,
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2 May Temple-Maravilles. Literatures of Mindanao. Languages Department. School of Liberal Arts. Ateneo de Zamboanga University. A room of gold That glittered brightly. Then spoke Salaong: 80 “Datu Salaria, Give me some oil. For I shall comb, I shall smooth My rich, lush hair To make it glow.” She was given oil From seven vials. She rubbed in the oil From seven vials. 90 No oil can truly gloss The hair of Salaong Rubbing in the oil, She combed her hair In eight strokes. Eight times she combed And nine more strokes. On the ninth stroke Out fell a baby; A baby so handsome, 100 As radiant as The sun. Sandayo’s Childhood Care was lavished On this handsome child This beautiful flower, The Datu Sandayo. Then spoke Salaria: “Alas, what a pity For us, Salaong!
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