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December 10, 2020
Muhen by Lasarasu
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Muhen

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"You're my star, a stargazer too, and I wish that I were Heaven, with a billion eyes to look at you". - Plato 💜⭐

Muhen is an ancient god and a mythical bird who is one of the most influential figures in the T'boli pantheon. Considered the god of fate, whose song when heard is thought to presage misfortune. Any undertaking is immediately abandoned or postponed when one hears the Muhen sing.

The T’boli are an animist indigenous tribe inhabiting highland areas in Southern Cotabato, Mindanao Philippines.

The T’boli culture is richly connected with, and inspired by nature. Their dances mimic the action of animals such as monkeys and birds. The T’boli have a rich musical heritage with a variety of instruments. The Tribal songs are a living connection with their ancestors and also a source of ancient wisdom. The T’boli believe that everything has a spirit which must be respected for good fortune.

Muhen, oil on wood panel 2020 (19x12in)

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Image details
Image size
1601x2500px 2.31 MB
Make
FUJIFILM
Model
X-T20
Shutter Speed
1/8 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
35 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Oct 25, 2020, 1:03:26 PM
Sensor Size
6mm
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lOlematon's avatar

Thank you for sharing! Painting and culture background..

JamWisme's avatar

So much beauty and skill ...fantastico!

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Lovely garments and interesting description. Great work.

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She cradles that instrument like it were her child!

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I'm so Happy for you this stunning work got featured! :clap: !!! Congrats on your well Earned, DD!

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Thanks so the suggest as always! I appreciate it so much! 💕
Barosus's avatar

Not only is this beautiful, it is exceedingly cool because it is an introduction to a new cultural mythology that i have never even heard of.


A tropical home, in the mountains they roam

And the birds and the monkeys do play

But if ever is heard the discouraging bird

You'll face great misfortune that day

(Parody of "Home on the Range")

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