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EPIC-is a long narrative poem


telling of the exploits of a
legendary hero to save his
country, race or community
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 The hero of an epic is


imbued with idealistic
characteristics-courage,
wisdom, beauty, endurance,
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chivalry, and sense of


justice.
 The hero’s legendary
adventures are full of
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obstacles put up by
supernatural power.
 To overcome his obstacles,
the hero’s prowess has to be
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aided by friendly
supernatural beings.
Love dawns on Lam-ang is
part of the Ilokano Epic that
tells the unusual man-child. It
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is believe to the work of many


poets of several generations,
each generation altering it nd
adding new verses through
the years until it was finally
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written down. Historical


records show that the story
was first recorded in 1889 by
a Spanish priest, but other
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versions were written in the


following years.
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In the town of Malbuan,


in the rich valley of the
Naguillian river, there
live a couple Juan
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Panganiban and nis wife,


Namongan, they were
said to be the richest in
the Ilocos region, when
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Namongan was well


along the road of
pregnancy, her husband
went off to he mountains
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to fight the fierce Igorots,


the baby was born in his
absence.
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Upon his birth, this baby


surprised everbody with
his abilitiy to speak. It
was he himself who ask
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that he be given the


name Lam-ang.
Lam-ang grew so rapidly
that in nine months, he
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had already the form and


size of a full –grown man.
Strong in muscle a big in
limbs, evoked fear and
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respect in the
community.
It was only a few months
old when hew learned
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about his father and


decided to look for him,
providing himself with
magic stones and
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supernatural perts, he
when through hills and
forests, sometimes riding
the crest of the mountain
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wind through the power


of the magic stones.
Finally in land of tattoed
and fierce Igorots, Lam-
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ang came upon the


beheeded body of his
father. In mad desire for
justice, lam-ang Fought
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the Igorots and


vanquished them all.
He rewturend home to a
great welcome but in
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spite of the attention and


admiration showered on
him, Lam-ang was not
happy. He felt that
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something in his life was


missing, One day.