Sandaang Salaysay

Volcano of Love and Death

Our podcast story is entitled, Volcano of Love and Death from the book, The Termite Queen and other Classic Philippine Earth Tales, written by Sylvia Mendez Ventura, published by Tahanan Books and will be read to us by Jenny Jamora.

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Learning Guide
Prepared by Dr. Ricky Abad and Ivy Baggao.

  1. What does Daragang Magayon's name mean according to the story? And what instances in the story support this meaning?
  2. What were Ulap's people called? Why were they called as such?
  3. Why did Chief Pagtuga feel that Daragang Magayon's father, Chief Makusog, betrayed him after he gave his blessing to the marriage of Ulap and Darangang Magyon?
  4. Let us find three words to describe an erupting volcano. One of them is that a volcano looks frightening. Can you find two other words?
  5. Do you see a match between the words we chose and the story of Daragang Magayon? Tell us about them.
  6. Does it make sense to you that the legend of Mayon Volcano came from Mangayon’s story? In what way does it make sense to you?

Source: Volcano of Love and Death. The Termite Queen and Other Classic Philippine Earth Tales. Sylvia Mendez Ventura. Ilaw ng Tahanan Books. 1997

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Sandaang Salaysay is a podcast series featuring Filipino folktales and short stories for the younger generation, co-created by Areté and Ateneo de Manila Basic Education. This collection of audio episodes aims to cultivate cultural appreciation and literary exploration among the youth.

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