The god of Mount Milanao, brother of the good god Gugurang. He stole fire from his brother, but inadvertedly set the world on fire. Gugurang retrieved the fire and bade to the heavens to rain in order to put out the conflagration. He then destroyed Asuang's abode with a thunderbolt. The people believed for a while that Asuang was killed as well, but his influence continues to play havoc on the populace.



  • Eugenio, Damiana L. (2001). Philippine folk literature: The myths. Quezo City: The University of the Philippines Press.