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The Legend of Maria Makiling

The blue mountain ranges between the Laguna and Quezon provinces look lonely and quiet from far away. And if you come closer, you will find misty shadows in the lush trees and feel a touch of mystery as they sway and murmur in the cool mountain breeze.

What secrets do these mountain hold?

It was in these cool and hazy mountains where once lived a wonderful enchantress. She was often seen under the lovely glow of moonlight, swaying gracefully to the delicate music of the midnight breeze by a rippling brook, her glossy hair flowing dark and long under the twinkle of the stars. Her voice, warm and vibrant, floating in the quiet night as she sang songs of love and tenderness.

The loveliest of creatures was named Maria Makiling.
The people of the villages in Laguna and Quezon all believed her an enchantress, or mutya. She was not a creature of flesh and blood but a nymph from the fog and mists of these dusky mountains. She helped the needy people and showered them with love and kindness.
All the people loved Maria Makiling. Often they would leave what they believed to be her favorite fruits, some fowls and eggs by the brook where she sang.

But even mutyas fell in love. Maria Makiling did, with a young and handsome farmer. This beloved by Maria Makiling tilled fields that always bloomed abundantly even when the fields of his neighbors lay dry and barren. His animals and fowls remain strong and robust even when famine and pests killed his neighbor's flock. Indeed this young man was blessed and protected by a beautiful and unseen spirit!
Alas! And even mutyas suffered from broken hearts. Time came when the Spaniards wanted to gather all the strong and able men to serve in the army and fight the many wars going on.

The married men in the villages were not forced to join the army. Because of this, the other men fled to the mountains. But Maria Makiling's beloved young man chose to marry a village girl.

Poor Maria Makiling, a lovely enchantress, but not a mortal one!

It was the eve of his wedding. He was walking along the grassy paths of the forests. Suddenly, in the mists and shadows of the evening, Maria Makiling floated before him!
Her image blew silky and warm about him. Her face hauntingly beautiful under the twinkling stars and gleaning moonlights.

"I have loved you with all the love I am capable of in this world of mortals. And know you will marry someone else. I had hoped that you would have faith in me. I had hoped that you would love me in return. I shall go my way from hereon. And you go your way. I leave you to your fate!"
Now Maria Makiling is the thing of the past. Her beautiful shadows had vanished forever from the lovely moonlight in the midnight trees. Her golden voice is no longer heard in the silent evenings.

Once she was a secret held by the mists and shadows of the blue and lonely mountains.

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Lol...Too lazy to summarize so I just copy pasted it.:iconlazypoolplz:

Anyway here's:
Philippines as Maria Makiling and Mexico as the due...who..uhh..you know~.

This is a SAMPLE entry for #Dinosaurusgede-FC's first Maaf Fan Art Contest~.

Contest details can be found here: [link]
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changing-bells Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student
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choco-java Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student General Artist
omg..I-----I'm sorry? :iconpapplz:
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:iconangelliyesmadirector:
angelliyesmadirector Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:iconcraiplz: You drew this beautifully! I actually have a story I made up that a girl on a camping trip has to save her teachers and classmates from the curse Maria put on them.
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choco-java Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student General Artist
omg that's actuallly cool~~~..wicked maria

Oh, but I read that Maria Makiling is actually a rename of an Indigenous deity (I forgot her name) who is well-loved by her people because she's the kindest and most approachable, so idk...but you can work the story out based on context i guess~
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angelliyesmadirector Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It's based on that~ She goes to sleep while the others have campfire songs. She wakes up after hearing her companions screaming. She finds the campsite littered.
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angelliyesmadirector Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hm, I think I know about that. The ginger turning into gold, right? But I guess that when the people started abusing nature, she abandoned them...? And I guess also that she let them get the consequence of their actions. You know, a flood.
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Yoruko-san Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
TwT... 
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animegirlcorycian Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love how you draw this.
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:iconterupon:
Terupon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BEAUTIFUL. ; u ;
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:iconchoco-java:
choco-java Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you~!:iconcutesmileplz:
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:iconchitosenaya:
ChitoseNaya Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Q wQ This...This...I have no words for this... *cries rainbows*
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:iconchoco-java:
choco-java Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student General Artist
:icontherethereplz:

thank you~!.
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:iconmikan-bases:
Mikan-bases Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHY.. :iconlazycryplz: This is so beautiful :iconcryforeverplz:
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:iconchoco-java:
choco-java Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you..:iconlazycryplz:
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senameru Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i didn't know what Maria Makiling's story really was. Palagi ko siyang naririnig when they say Philippine myths & i do know, at least, her existence but yung actual story niya, di ko alam.
:iconwthplz: i want to know more.


& i love the pic~!!XD :iconiwantitplz:
wooo! & i hope you win in the contest!!!XD :iconcheerplz:
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choco-java Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
nu nu nu..I'm not entering the contest~!!!


. . .


....but I want to. :iconlazycryplz:

I think I'll be judging the entries as admin.

Oh! And thanks! I didn't know the story too until I looked for it and then I teared up reading it..
:iconlazypoolplz:
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senameru Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
oh. i misunderstood.XD

well you're not allowed coz you draw beautiful things already.XD you're sure to win.
nahh.. because you're admin.XD

you're welcome~:D
i heard it was a sad story so i didn't dare.:icondesucryplz:
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choco-java Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student General Artist
lol..

you troll..
:icontrolledtrollplz:
mein gott...IT RHYMES!!

Well now you know the story so go ahead and cry..
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MissMariaClara Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
:iconweepingangelplz: I cry....

:iconlazycryplz: :iconlazydieplz:
:iconlazybleedplz::iconlazypoolplz::iconlazypoolplz::iconlazysulkplz:

//BAKKIITTTT????? BAKIITTTT????? ANG LAHAT NG FEELS KO....SAYO NAAA.....AJSDGALSFGHAJKSGHIAJHGDLJASDGHJKLA DI KO KAYA.... SAYO NA....LAHAT....

LAHAT.....
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:iconchoco-java:
choco-java Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
:icontherethereplz:

ako din dude~....
:iconlazycryplz:
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:iconmissmariaclara:
MissMariaClara Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
//I lost the ability to can
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Alissa5 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh mai siomai this is cute <3
i love how the story is so bitter sweet <3
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:iconchoco-java:
choco-java Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I know...:iconlazypoolplz:

Filipino myths are so tragic.
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Alissa5 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
but awesome o_o''
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choco-java Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Go try to read the legend of Mt. Mayon...

I thought Mt. Makiling was already sad until I read that.
:iconlazycryplz:
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Alissa5 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why are they always so sad.... ;w;
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cerulean-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:iconeweplz: maria makiliiiinnnnggg~ i used to like the stories of her when i was little :iconirapeitplz: but wait i think i remember her hair being so long that it touched the ground :iconbigheplz:
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choco-java Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
. . . . . .





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fine..So I lacked research.:iconcutepoutplz:
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:iconcerulean-blue-eyes:
cerulean-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:iconohohohplz: muhahaha
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yanny0801 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow
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:iconnisu-chan25:
nisu-chan25 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
I knew I felt lonely climbing this mountain for a reason....
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:iconchoco-java:
choco-java Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
:icondesucryplz:

Why are all our myths tragic?
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:iconnisu-chan25:
nisu-chan25 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
I know right? None of them ever had a happy ending...
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:icondurch-leiden-freude:
Durch-Leiden-Freude Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
mexico BAKIT?!?! ;A; //feels//
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:iconchoco-java:
choco-java Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
:icontherethereplz:

He never knew about Makiling until a few moments after she disappeared.

*sob*
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heartbreaker19 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconnosebleedingplz: CANNOT TAKE THE AWESOMENESS!

This is one of my favorite legends here in the Phil... But my most favorite is Mt. Mayon's legend... :la:
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choco-java Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I just read the Mayon's legend..

My reaction ->:iconcryforeverplz:

Y U make me cry??!!:iconwhywouldyoudothatplz:
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heartbreaker19 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha! :XD:

I read that when I was in Grade 4...
Right in the childhood :iconsulkplz:
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kahochanlenkunlovers Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student General Artist
This makes me want to hike up Mt. Makiling and look for her. LOL XD
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:iconchoco-java:
choco-java Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Me too...:iconlazywaveplz:

oh wait...I've actually gone there once, there was this huge statue of her.
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kahochanlenkunlovers Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh....

Well, I have to see it for myself! 8D
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llxcharomixll Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconmanlytearsplz: MUST KEEP ALL FEELS INSIDE..... TT ~ TT
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:iconchoco-java:
choco-java Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Dude....let it all out.
:icontherethereplz:
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llxcharomixll Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MUST. M-M_MUST. Q AQ WWAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!
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Soul-Reaper-Allison Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
:iconmiseryplz: WHY MEXICO?! :iconmiseryplz: God Spain, you ruin everything.

Piri does look very enchant and Mexico looks handsome as always. :iconblushplz:

Good luck in the contest. :D
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choco-java Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Spain is such a cockblocker...:icononionfailplz:

whether its BruPili or MexiPiri...he is.
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Soul-Reaper-Allison Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Agreed. :/

Spain loves going into Piri's love life.
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Yakashisan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
the story is kinda sad
but the picture is awesome
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:iconchoco-java:
choco-java Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks you..:iconlazypoolplz:
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Yakashisan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Your welcome my lady.
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