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by Ryan Tuccinardi
In myths from among the Iloko of the Philippines, batibats are large, fat women that use to live in trees. When the trees were cut down, the batibat will follow the wood if it is used for a bedpost. If it is used for a bedpost, the batibat will cause bangungot (nightmares). It is driven away by biting one's thumb or wriggling the big toe in a nightmare.

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