Lumabat was born after the people were created. He could talk when he was one day old and the people believed he was sent by Manama (Eugpamolak Manobo). He took many of them with him to Binaton, across the ocean where the earth and sky met, and those who chose to stay behind became animals and buso. His son is called Tagalion, who rode to the sky on a golden gun. Lumabat is mentioned as the god of the first heaven.



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