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This Ullalim, one of the “Banna – Dulliyaw Cycle” of Southern Kalinga, features the main heroes Dulliyaw of Dulawon and his son, Banna. The Bwa (buwa), or ‘betel nut’, is the magic character of the tale- it seems like it is a real actor who plays an important role not only in the first episode of the story, but more especially when successive events place Dulliyaw in a hopeless situation. It is through the intermediary of Dulliyaw’s betel nut that the young girl girl, Dinanaw, becomes magically pregnant and gives birth to a son whom the bard calls Banna. Other characters of the story are Ya-u, Dulaw, and the agta. Dulaw is the betrothed of Ya-u whom Dulliyaw seduces. The agta are the playmates of little Banna. The
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Dinanaw accepts with smiling lips the betel nut chew Dulliyaw offers her. They rejoice, they chew, they eat, and they sleep.
The following day, a magic force carries the whole village of Magobya and all its inhabitants to Dulawon where, without delay, merry making begins and goes on day after day. Introduction:

Since then that older people thought us how to write and read. When we were still a child most stories that our parents read to us are this folklore stories, fairy tale stories and epics. Stories from the book that help us to enhance our thinking skills and welcome us to the different doors of the world which came from the magical words in the book.
Certainly, epic are one of the styles in telling a story. It consist of imaginary and magical words that can hold the story and preserves its essence. Epic is about the life of the hero/heroine who has special power that adds ingredients to his/her character. In addition, the life of a certain hero/heroin is guided my gods/goddess.
This kind of stories is like a food. A food that presents to the people and let them taste. In order to hook the taste of the people the food must presented well not only in its physical but it must also contains right ingredients that can make the food burning amazingly into the eyes of the people.


The epic “The magic birth of Banna” is came from one of the epic stories from Luzon in Southern Kalinga. There are two (2) main points of this epic story and it
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