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Rated: E · Poetry · Mythology · #2187763
This dragon comes from Philippines Mythology
Dragons of old, so wild and bold
Lived long ago in stories told
As the Bakunawa of the sea,
Sky, from Philippine mythology

A serpent-like dragon of foul play
Believed to leave everything in disarray
Accused of causing eclipses, rains,
Earthquakes, and maybe even hurricanes

He tried to swallow the moon
During an eclipse, but changed his tune
When villagers made a commotion
That chased him back into the ocean

They say his mouth is big as a lake
And that red tongue make man shake
Known to eat humans, upon them he'd creep
So they played music, putting him to sleep

Known as 'God of the underworld'
His sister sea turtle made a big stir
When lotsa water followed her ashore
To lay her eggs - this caused a turf war

They were afraid that their island size
Grew smaller whenever she arrived
They became angry, so they killed her
Which angered the dragon, as it were

He began to eat their seven moons
Which *Bathala took exception to
She banished him away from his sea
Without Bakunawa, people were free

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Written for:
DreamTime Dragon's Poem Contest  (E)
A Poetry contest with a dragon prompt. Teens welcome! Round 13.
#1768488 by eyestarspook

*In Philippine mythology, Bathala is the highest-ranking god of the ancient Tagalog people - also known to be the creator of all things — the sea, the sky, the earth, and all the plants.

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