A multiple spirit (singular and plural), ranked as a lesser Alabyánon although also classified as a lesser Magbabáya. They are the spirits of water who live in the center of the sea but who also frequent springs, streams, and rivers. One of the Bulalákau is responsible for drowning. They are sometimes collectively called Talawahig, "dwellers in the water."

The Bulalákau properly belong the Inkanto, a group of nature spirits. See also bulalakaw (Ilonggo).



  • Cole, Fay-Cooper. (1956). The Bukidnon of Mindanao. Fieldania: Anthropology, vol 46. Chicago: Chicago Natural Museum, pp. 94, 99.