Saturday, October 23, 2010

Engkanto: The Old Man in the Mound

This is my visual interpretation of one of the most popular Faerie denizen in Philippine folklore and myth. This dwarf is fondly called 'Nuno sa Punso' or the Old Man in the Ant Hill or Mound.  This being could cause harm and injury to anyone who mistakenly kicks or destroys the ant hill, which people believes to be the home of the old dwarf.  That is why people walking in forests or unknown territory asks permission by saying "Excuse us old man of the mound", before passing by a mound or ant hill.


  1. Great! It's always interesting to hear about fairies in other parts of the world.

  2. in any about the story is always good because story is always part in our life. THey have a many given idea, to solve the problem and to follow the right and good.