Bathala Myths describe him as the Supreme God of the Tagalogs, he is also called Bathalang Maykapal, creator of men, Earth and King of the Diwatas. His name came from the Sanskrit word "Bhatarra" (noble or great).
He was loving towards those who kept his commandments and paid him homage, but unforgiving towards sinners and punish them wiht his thunder and lightning.
No ones knows for sure where he came from, but there are a few explanations and beliefs, some people believed he just appeared out of nowhere, some say he was heralded by flood, others that he was born from a strong earthquake and announced his power to the world.
Some Bathala myths portray him as the father of Apolaki, the God of the Sun, Mayari, Goddess of the moon, Hannan, Goddess of morning, and Tala, Goddess of the stars, which he fathered when in one of his visits to Earth, felt in love with a mortal woman.
Since there are different racial backgrounds on the Philippines, there are different versions of the Creation myths in which Bathala takes part, some of them are:
Another Of the Bathala myths that speak of the creation, says that he created the rest of the Gods using the gems he found on Earth. When the Spaniards arrived to the islands, they associated Bathala with the Christian God.
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