•The King of Cebu, through Magellan’s interpreter, demanded that they pay tribute as it was customary, but Magellan refused.•Magellan said that he was a captain of a great empire and that it would not pay tribute to other kings.
Blood Compact•Magellan interpreter explained to the King of Cebu that Magellan’s king was the emperor of a great empire and that would do them better to make friends with them than forge enmity.•By next day, Magellan’s men and the king of Cebu, together with other principal men of Cebu, met in an open space. There, the king offered a bit of his blood and demanded that Magellan do the same.
Datu HumabonMagellan came face-to-face with Datu Humabon, whom most accounts described as short, fat, and brown-skinned, his broad face having high cheekbones and a flat nose, and his arms tattooed with purple and red geometric patterns that extended to his torso. He wore a yellow silk turban, a scarf embroidered with a needle about his head, and a loincloth. A necklace of large pearls hung from his neck, two large gold earrings with precious gem bedecked his ears, and gold rings girded his thick fingers.King of Cebu
•On the 14thof April, the people gathered with the king and the other principal men of the islands. Magellan spoke to the king and encouraged him to be a good Christian by burning all of the idols and worship the cross instead. Humabon - along with his wives, relatives, courtiers, and practically the entire populace of Cebu - was baptized by Father Pedro Valderama. He was named Carlos, in honor of King Charles I of Spain, while his principal wife was named Juana, after King Charles’ mother, Johanna. Magellan also gave her an image of the child Jesus as a gift (statue of the Sto. Niño)and had a large cross, erected, to mark the baptismal site. -
BAPTISMS of 800 Cebu NativesBaptisms of 800 natives with Humabon becoming King Carlos, and Humamay becoming Queen Juana after the Queen mother of Spain. Start of formal Christianity in Asia circa 1521.
Battle of Mactan•On the 26thof April, Zula, a principalia man from the island of Matan (Mactan)went to see Magellan and asked him for boat of full of men so that he would be able to fight the chief named Silapulapu (Lapulapu)-According to Zulu, refused to obey the king and was also preventing him from doing so.
Magellan died in the Battle•Magellan offered three boats instead and expressed his desired to go to Mactan himself to fight the said chief. Magellan Forces arrived to Mactan in daylight .the battle began.•Magellan was pierced with a poisoned arrows. Aimed in his right leg. Magellan was specifically targeted because the natives new that he was the captain general. One native with a great sword delivered the a blow in Magellan’s left leg, brought him face down and the natives ceaselessly attacked Magellan with lances, swords, and even with their bare hands.