The greatest of all spirits. He created the Igorot and takes great interest in them. He taught them how to overcome the forces of nature, how to plant and reap — in fact, he taught them everything they know. At one time he lived in the Igorot village of Bontoc and married a Bontoc girl but he now lives in the sky.

Once each month a ceremony is held in his honor in a sacred grove, where the trees are believed to have sprung from the graves of his children.

There is a resemblance between Lumawig, also called Kambun'yan, and Kabonīyan of the Tinguians.



  • Cook Cole, Mabel. (1916). Philippine Folk Tales. Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co.