Lam-ang in Bronze Comes Alive
The famous bronze cast statue of Lam-ang opening the mouth of a crocodile from the ilocano epic poem Biag ni Lam-ang. Burgos, Ilocos Norte.
Panoramic view of the sculpture's setting, in Kapurpurawan, Burgos IN. “Kapurpurawan” is an Ilocano word which means white and the rock is indeed white.
Closeup views landward and seaward, respectively
The Epic of Lam-Ang
By Pedro Bukaneg
And Lam-Ang dived into the river
Unaware of the crocodile had gone downstream,
While he went upstream.
And when he went downstream, the crocodile went upstream.
They soon spotted each other and begin to fight.
Lam-Ang became angry
And in one thrust subdued it.
Then, he carried it on his back and beached it.
...“younger sisters, take its teeth for a necklace for they can be amulets when one travels”
Photos and Excerpt by Seung Hae
(Hi my real name is Edgar Ace Labrador. Seung Hae Park is my Korean name translation I’ve tried before. I’m a Registered Midwife, Registered Nurse. I just finished my last major for teacher. I’m currently working in Keystone Language Center, English school for Korean student. I just turned 24 last week.
From Internet: A Labrador
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Posted on March 13, 2015
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