The supreme god of the Ifugao, the Kankanay, and the Bontok of Luzon. Lumauwig is the creator of all things and the preserver of life. He is the husband of Bugan, and father of Bangan and Obban. Among the northern Kankanay it is said that he taught them healing and rituals.

According to Krieger,1 Lumauwig only created the sky, the sea, and the kite.



  1. Krieger, Herbert W. (1942). Peoples of the Philippines. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institute, p. 76.


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