Introduction to Philippine Mythology Virtual Class by Dr. Catherine Sy Luib
“Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical... Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told,” (‘The Power of Myth’ by Joseph Campbell). Are you an avid fan of Greek and Roman mythology? Did you know that the Philippines also has its own version of the almighty Zeus? Have you heard of the classic tale of Maria Makiling, a tragic love story between the mysterious fairy (diwata) guarding Mount Makiling and a mortal? In this course, you will be introduced to the different gods and goddesses of the Philippine mythology, their timeless tales of origin, and the Filipino values which they exhibit that are still being mirrored by modern Filipinos of today. Together, we will explore the rich literature behind each persona that would surely tickle anyone’s curious imagination. Join me as we embark on an adventure that is sure to enrich not only your knowledge but also your fascination for the enchanting gods and goddesses of the Philippines.
This virtual class covers a comprehensive introduction to Filipino mythology, legends, myths, and tales, revealing the origins of Filipino values and social structures that still exist today.
About Dr. Luib
Dr. Luib is a Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Nutritionist and Herbalist at The Luib Health Center, the 1st official Integrated Medicine & Holistic Center in the USA to promote and offer the fullness of Indigenous Filipino Medicine. She provides holistic healthcare services to uniquely address the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health needs of patients. Additionally, Dr. Luib is an engaged entrepreneur, business leader, and community health educator, regularly hosting her annual Philippine medical missions as her own personal philanthropy project. The proud Cebuana and Hiyas awardee was honored for her global influence and service as a “Most Influential Filipina Woman In The World” in London and “Woman Of Worth” in Los Angeles, with her “Inspirational Filipino Immigrant” story featured in the New Americans Museum of San Diego, and was selected by the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. as a FYLPRO delegate for her global legacy project in Filipino Traditional Medicine.
Suyomano is an online learning platform which seeks to connect Filipinos all over the world to explore, discover, and experience the richness of the Filipino culture. Suyomano intends to bring forth the best that the Philippines has to offer so that the world can gain a better understanding of the country and its people. We are proud to be a global platform for promoting, celebrating, and preserving the Filipino language, culture, arts, and heritage.
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Zoom link will be sent to your e-mail to access the class. Just a few house rules during the class: Be online at least 5-15 minutes before the start time to get to know your instructor and fellow students. Please make sure to mute yourself during the launch unless the presenter opens the floor for comments. During lectures, please use the chat box for your questions. There will be enough time for class discussion and Q&A after the lecture part. We would love to hear from you, and encourage you to take part in the class discussion. We only ask for you to be respectful at all times. Please use your full name and make it as your Zoom profile name as we will only accept participants who have confirmed reservations. Do not share the zoom link and password to anyone else. We will only accept confirmed participants. Please choose an appropriate background.