(/ˈtikbaˌlaŋ/). The Tikbalang is the quintessential Filipino forest spirit that one encounters in folklore all around its 7,641 islands.
Tikbalangs are tricksters, they lead people astray when walking in the jungle, scare them, or make them return to the exact spot where they started.
Tikbalangs are tall, bony humanoid creature with the head and hooves of a horse and disproportionately long limbs, to the point that its knees reach above its head when it squats down.
This trickster is uniquely vulnerable, that it can be tamed and be your servant. Taming the Tikbalang - is a process of taking one of the spiny hairs of its mane.
Whenever there is rain on a clear day, the old ones used to say that its the wedding of the Tikbalangs - "kinakasal na tikbalang."
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