- The Legend of the Mayon Volcano, which tells the love story of Panganoron and Magayon, has gone viral
- A Facebook user posted the legend after many social media users noticed something spectacular in an ABS-CBN News photo
- The photo shows the Mayon Volcano with its smoke seemingly forming the shape of a couple hugging each other
The Legend of the Mayon Volcano, which tells the love story of Panganoron and Magayon, has gone viral after social media users noticed the lovers-shaped smoke in an ABS-CBN News photo.
On Facebook, Neil Edward D. Diaz interestingly shared the Legend of Mayon Volcano; telling the legendary love story of the beautiful maiden Daragang Magayon and Panganoron.
“Long ago in a place called Ibalon, there lived a beautiful maiden. Her name was Daragang Magayon (the lovely one). She was the daughter of Makusog (the strong one), chief of the tribe. One day, Daragang Magayon strolled near the river. While crossing the river, she stumbled on a rock and fell quickly in the water. She was swiftly swept downstream by the current,” Diaz wrote.
Magayon cried, “Help! Help me!” She was heard by Panganoron (the proud one) and his bodyguard Amihan (the cold one). Panganoron immediately saved her.
She asked how she could repay him; saying that her father is the chief of their tribe.
Panganoron, who fell in love with Magayon at first sight, asked Makusog’s permission to marry Daragang Magayon.
Makusog, however, could not permit such as tribal law forbid marriage outside the clan.
“As tribe leader he had to enforce the law. Yet, as a father, he wanted to make his daughter happy,” Diaz narrated.
Later on, one of Magayon’s most ardent suitors, Patuga (the eruptive one), learned about Panganoron’s intention.
“One night, Patuga and his cohorts kidnapped Makusog. Then, he sent word to Daragang Magayon that her father would die if she did not marry him. Without a choice, she acceded. Only then did Patuga release Makusog. Soon Patuga and Daragang Magayon were wed,” the post went on.
“But in the midst of the merrymaking, pandemonium broke out when Panganoron and his men arrived. Fighting ensued between the two tribes. In a few minutes, Panganoron fatally struck Patuga. However, during the skirmish, a poisoned arrow shot from nowhere, and fell on Daragang Magayon’s breast. Panganoron rushed to her aid and as he kneeled over the dying Daragang Magayon, an enemy hacked his head off,” it continued.
After Magayon was buried, a mountain mysteriously appeared on the place where she was laid to rest.
“This mountain is now known as Mayon. It is said that even in death and in another form, she is still haunted by the men who loved her. When Mayon is said to erupt, this is Patuga challenging Panganoron. But when Mayon is calm, Panganoron is embracing her. The tears of Panganoron are shed as rain at times in his grief,” wrote Diaz; citing his source “Local Government of Albay Pavillion, Philippine Travel Mart 2009.”
So many expressed appreciation over the shared story especially after it was connected to the amazing shot by Ciriaco Santiago III of ABS-CBN News.
Here’s the whole post which has been shared nearly 40,000 times and commented on by more than 31,000 netizens.
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