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The Great Flood
Transcript of The Great Flood
Tiggians – a group of pagan people inhabiting the interior hills of Abra
Humitau- a sea maiden guard of the Lord of the sea
Taumariu – the lord of the Sea
Aponitolau – god-hero of Tiggians
Nine Beautiful Guardians – the guardians and dauther of taumariu
Lang an – she is the mistress of the wind and rains and the mother of Aponitolau
Happen on the seashore
On the Edge of the World
Towering House of taumariu
When Aponitau went lowlands and rowed on his raft in seas he came into the house of Taumariu and it was guarded by a nine beautiful daughter of seaweeds and he went in the palace gate shaking and a maiden is lured him in futher inside the palace walls.
Aponitolau took his magic hook and he slashed the unsuspecting maiden, the most beautiful of the them all Humitau. She was helpless and her body was paralyzed by the grip of Aponitolau and a loud scream was heard in the palace and he placed her body in the raft and left the gate. Taumariu go out of his abode but he was too late. In his rage he summons the waves and the tunas and ordered them to take back her body. And it lashed and pushed back his raft. And Aponitolau cries out to his mother Lang an for help and strong winds to pull Aponitolau ashore. Taumariu was furious and he called a meeting with the demigods of the seas.
Lang an new the plan of taumariu and she called the north wind and warn her son about a great flood and instructed him to go up to the highest peak in the cordillera mountains for safety. He obey the orders and go up and waited the flood to came, and waves rushed in and Aponitolau saw his plains, valleys, crops, and animals destroyed.
Humitau gave a desperate cry and she knows that she can no longer swim or live in the water after he gave her a mountain food and the charm with sea power removed from her and she implored Taumariu to save her.
The Great Flood
Despite of his anger the water lord look pity on his favorite daughter and the winds and waves were calmed and promised her that he would sink mens boats and drown passenger until Aponitolau crime would be appeased when the water was down. Aponitolau and his wife went down the lowlands and people of the world came from them.
Lesson of the Story
Conflict of the Story
Learn to forgive
Control our anger
When the maiden guards laughed and lured Aponitolau that made him angry and hurt Humitau.