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- A photo of the volcano's gas clouds catches the heart of netizens
Most of us has no idea about the legend of Mayon Volcano. Some of us do not believe in the tales of where nature came from. But once you heard the story of Pangoron and Magayon, it will make you believe in true love.
A netizen named Neil Edward Diaz shared on his Facebook account, a photo of the Mayon Volcano's gas clouds. KAMI learned that it looks like a silhouette of Pangoron and Magayon.
Along with the original picture is an art which seems to be the known image of the two legends. It quickly captured the hearts of the netizes as they clearly see the resemblance of the two photos.
Neil posted the story in two dialects: English and Tagalog so that everyone can clearly understand it. As of this writing, his post already gained more than 144 thousand reactions, almost 183 thousand shares and 18 thousand comments.
"The Legend of the Mayon Volcano
Panganoron & Magayon
Long ago in a place called Ibalon, there lived a beautiful maiden. Her name was Daragang Magayon (the lovely one). She was the daughter of Makusog (the strong one), chief of the tribe.
One day, Daragang Magayon strolled near the river. While crossing the river, she stumbled on a rock and fell quickly in the water. She was swiftly swept down stream by the current.
“Help! Help me!” she cried. Fortunately, her cries were heard by Pangaronon (the proud one) and his bodyguard Amihan (the cold one). Pangaronon jumped into the river and saved Daragang Magayon.
“Thank you for risking your life to save me”, she cried. “How can I repay you? My father is the chief of our tribe. Surely, he will reward your heroism whatever it may take.”
Her beauty immediately captivated Pangaronon. He realized that he had finally met the perfect woman for him. At the same time, Daragang Mayon was instantly attracted to him.
Panganoron asked Makusog’s permission to marry Daragang Magayon. But Makusog could not permit them to marry. Tribal law forbade marriage outside of the clan. As tribe leader he had to enforce the law. Yet, as a father, he wanted to make his daughter happy.
Meanwhile, Patuga (the eruptive one) learned about Panganoron’s intention. Patuga was the most ardent suitor of Daragang Magayon. For years, he had been convincing her to marry him, but to no avail.
One night, Patuga and his cohorts kidnapped Makusog. Then, he sent word to Daragang Magayon that her father would die if she did not marry him. Without a choice, she acceded. Only then did Patuga release Makusog. Soon Patuga and Daragang Magayon were wed. But in the midst of the merrymaking, pandemonium broke out when Panganoron and his men arrived. Fighting ensued between teh two tribes. In a few minutes, Panganoron fatally struck Patuga. However, during the skirmish, a poisoned arrow shot from nowhere, fell on Daragang Magayon’s brea$t.
Panganoron rushed to her aid and as he kneeled over the dying Daragang Magayon, an enemy hacked his head off.
After the battle, Daragang Magayon was buried and her death was mourned all over the land. Where she was put to rest, a mountain mysteriously appeared.
This mountain is now known as Mayon. It is said that even in death and in another form, she is still haunted by the men who loved her. When Mayon is said to erupt, this is Patuga challenging Panganoron. But when Mayon is calm, Panganoron is embracing her. The tears of Panganoron are shed as rain at times in his grief.
Until today, many are still delighted by the love story behind the legend of the Mayon Volcano."
"Noong unang panahon, may isang babaeng nagngangalan Daragang Magayon. Maraming kalalakihan ang nanliligaw sa nasabing dalaga sapagkat siya ay maganda at may makinis
Ayon sa ama ni Magayon na si Rajah Makusog nasa tamang edad na ang dalaga upang magpakasal kung kaya’t pinapayagan na niya ito kung sakaling magpasya ang dalaga na
makipag-isang dibdib. Ngunit si Magayon ay wala pang napipili mula sa kanyang mga manliligaw. Magpapakasal lang daw siya sa taong kanyang iniirog.
Isang araw habang naliligo si Magayon sa ilog, siya ay nadulas at nahulog sa malalim na parte nito. Hindi marunong lumangoy ang dalaga. Mabuti na lamang at nakita siya ni Panganoron at iniligtas ang dalaga.
Si Panganoron ay ang matapang na anak ni Rajah Karilaya. Nangangaso siya noong araw na iyon nang marinig niya ang iyak ni Magayon. Mabilis na tumalon ang matapang na mandirigma upang iligtas ang dalaga.
Nabighani si Panganoron sa ganda ni Magayon kung kaya’t niligawan niya ang dalaga. Gayundin si Magayon ay napa-ibig sa matapang na lalakeng nagligtas sa kanya. Di kalaunan ay ipinahayag ang pag-iisang dibdib ng
dalawa sa buong kaharian.
Subalit, si Pagtuga, isang masugid na manliligaw ni Magayon, ay naka-isip ng paraan upang hindi matuloy ang kasal. Binihag niya ang ama ni Magayon na si Rajah Makusog at hindi raw niya ito pakakawalan kundi papayag si Magayon na pakasal sa kanya. Dahil mahal ni Magayon ang kanyang ama, wala siyang magawa kundi pumayag sa kondisyon ni Pagtuga.
Nagpunta ang dalaga sa lugar ni Pagtuga upang ibigay ang sarili upang pakawalan nito ang kanyang ama. Napag-alaman ni Panganoron ang ginawa ni Magayon. Tinipon nito ang kanyang mga matatapang na mandirigma upang iligtas ang mag-ama laban kay Pagtuga.
Isang malaking digmaan ang naganap sa pagitan ng dalawang kampo. Nanaig si Panganoron laban kay Pagtuga at napatay niya ito. Noong makita ni Magayon na napatay ng kanyang kasintahan ang kalaban ay dali-dali itong tumakbo patungo kay Panganoron. Ngunit bago pa man magkalapit ang dalawa ay isang ligaw nasibat ang tumusok sa likod ni Magayon. Habang bumagsak si Magayon ay tinaga naman sa likod si Panganoron ng mandirigma ni Pagtuga. Nakita ni Rajah Makusog ang nangyari. Sinundan nito ang taong pumatay kay Panganoron at pinaslang ito.
Nang matapos ang digmaan, iniuwi ng Rajah ang walang buhay na katawan nila Magayon at Panganoron. Humukay ito at inilibing na magkasama ang magkasintahan.
Ilang araw ang lumipas ng mapansin ng mga taong bayan na ang libingan ay tumaas.
Lumaki ang libingan at ang lupa ay naghugis apa. Tinawag ito ng mga taong bayan ng Mayon mula sa kanilang magandang prinsesang si Magayon. Kung minsan maririnig ang Mayon na dumadagundong at lumilindol, ayon sa mga tao ito ang patunay ng pagmamahalan nila Magayon at Panganoron."
Mayon Volcano or Mount Mayon is an active stratovolcano in the province of Albay in Bicol Region, on the large island of Luzon in the Philippines. Renowned as the "perfect cone" because of its symmetric conical shape, the volcano and its surrounding landscape was declared a national park on July 20 of 1938, the first in the nation.
KAMI wants to remind everyone near the Mayon Volcano to keep safe!
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