View Single Post
Old 3rd November 2008, 02:18 AM   #16
Reichsritter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 26
Default

Hi,

Kampilan was mentioned in an ancient Ilonggo/ Visayan epic the "Hinilawod" it was only recorded by the Spanish in 1573. The epic was said to be the longest in the world since it takes three days to complete.

The pommel I think is not necessarily a crocodile...it might what in the Ilonggos folklore called "Bakunawa" or sea serpent who swallowed the moon, this story was often told to the kids during lunar eclipse. I think there are pommel variants that these serpents head had a ball swallowed in it.
Reichsritter is offline   Reply With Quote