In Trese she defeats a Tikbalang in a race and gains three favors as a reward

In trese she defeats a tikbalang in a race and gains

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In Trese, she defeats a Tikbalang in a race and gains three “favors” as a reward. The Mars Ravelo superhero Flash Bomba acquired his powers in this fashion. If one can find the golden hairs in their mane and pluck them, it is said that Tikbalang can be controlled and perhaps will even grant wishes; other stories simply have this as a result of being able to outmatch it in a contest or wresting a stone from their person. Perhaps these stories are created by separate tribes of Tikbalang, individual Tikbalang who’ve made dark pacts, or perhaps they’re simply a different breed from the more trickster type. In some provinces, Tikbalang are considered Aswang and are of a demonic nature. Kapre (Capre) Appearance: They have dark skin, lots of hair and, depending on the teller of the tale, might resemble western ogres or may
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look more like Sasquatch and Yeti. They live in the branches of large trees (especially the Balete) and love to smoke cigars. Kapre are huge humanoids often described as giants with eyes the size of dinner plates. Personality: If their interest is willingly reciprocated, they can be quite loyal friends and will follow their love-interest wherever she goes as an unseen protector. While not necessarily evil, they sometimes have been known to kidnap maidens they are enamored with. Kapre are primarily brutish beings with human level intelligence. Common Powers: Considering their size, they are also likely to be quite strong if a physical confrontation should occur and in some stories can control their size to grow even larger. This seems likely a form Dimension Travel putting their victim in the realm of Faerie (or a nearby related dimension) or possibly illusions of some sort. They also have the ability to disorient travelers, making them lost for what seems like hours when, in fact, days have passed. In this way, they can be said to resemble Western will-o-wisps. Kapre sometimes have magical belts which allow them to turn invisible to humans, leaving only the smell of tobacco and the glowing embers from their cigars. Interesting notes: They also seem especially fond of dancing maidens, and are easily charmed by them. If one can get this stone from a Kapre, he may grant a wish in order to get it back. According to some stories, Kapre carry a small stone about the size of a quail egg.
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Duwende In some stories Duwende are a separate race and in others Nuno and Laman Lupa are simply another Duwende. Appearance: Duwende is Spanish for “dwarf” and these creatures resemble small dwarves or In some descriptions they only have one eye and one nostril. They stand about 3-6 inches tall and usually have white, grey, or black skin. gnomes who dwell underground, in trees, or sometimes take residence with humans who leave them offerings.
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