Dagkotanan is described as "a good place, probably in the sky," to where the right-hand kalalṓa (soul) goes. It is a place where there is no work and where "thoughts come easy." The left-hand one goes to Kīlot. In either place the spirits keep close watch over the living and bring success or disaster according to their will.



  • Cole, Fay-Cooper. (1913). The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao. Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, p. 153.
  • Coleman, J. A. (1997). The Dictionary of Mythology. London: Arcturus Publishing Limited.