Ang Alamat ng Mutya (The Legend of Mutya)

legend of mutya

Mutya is a Filipino word that means jewel, gemstone or talisman in some dialects.

 alamat ng mutya

Back in the day, it was believed in the Philippines that the moon was a very precious mutya. It was believed that a lunar eclipse is the result of a mythical beast swallowing the moon. As a result, the people in the villages would chant ‘bhwa-bhwa’ and make a lot of noises to scare off the beast and to spit out the mutya.