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  Ifugao Province Bulul - Rice God


A very unusual preserved bull. BULUL means 'Ifugao Rice God'.

Ifugao is a province in the Northern part of the Philippines.

Bulul is a certain class of anito (Spirit) which is believed to contain spirits capable of ensuring abundant harvests, increasing rice yields and protecting against catastrophe.

Anito is a name for a pre-Hispanic belief system in the Philippines. It was used to refer to spirits, including household deities, deceased loved ones and ancestors, nymphs and diwatas.

Pre-Hispanic Filipinos kept Anito statues to represent the spirits in asking for guidance and protection.







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