This is my entry for Illustration Friday’s challenge this week. The theme is ‘Myth’. Since I love tales, myths and legends and the Philippines is brimming with them, I decided to take the challenge. This is about the tale of Maria Makiling.
Maria Makiling was a young maiden that lived somewhere on the Mountain of Makiling in the Philippines. She was said to be the guardian spirit of that mountain. People who saw her describe her as enchantingly beautiful and never aging. She had long flowing hair and luminous tan skin. Her eyes were big and black and her hands and feet were small and delicate. She walked as if she was gliding with the wind. She had a compassionate heart, helping those who were in need who had come to her mountain.