A supernatural being who manifests itself as a huge black creature, an ordinary man, a piece of cloth, or other object. The bambanig is generally harmless.
- Jocano, F. Landa; Edrozo, Arnora. (1982). The Ilocanos: an ethnography of family and community life in the Ilocos region. Quezon City: Institute of Asian Studies, University of the Philippines, p. 223.