Tolus ka balakat

The "dweller in the balakat." A male spirit who loves the blood but not the flesh of human beings. He is one of three deities for whom the yearly sacrifice is made. Only the maganī, the war party leader, may offer petitions to him. He does not seem to be recognized by the people of Digos and vicinity.

A balakat is a hangar in which offerings are placed.



  • Cole, Fay-Cooper. (1913). The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao. Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, p. 106.