The ten protectors of horses and carabao, and senders of good fortune, although each has specific duties. They are much respected and each year a family will observe a ceremony to obtain their good will. Occasionally they cause trouble and send sickness.

Their names are Pamahándi púti, Pamahándi lansion, Pamahándi biohon, Pamahándi sīgolón, Pamahándi hagsálan, Pamahándi boñau, Pamahándi opos, Pamahándi logdangon, Pamahándi komagasgas, and Pamahándi somágda. Not all these names are recognized in the Central Valley, but there is agreement as to their number and their duties.

The Pamahándi are often generalized into a single deity.



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