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10 Creatures from Filipino Folklore guaranteed to give you a good scare

9. Nuno sa Punso

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Ever heard of anyone saying, “Tabi-tabi po” while passing in front of a small mound of earth? Many locals are said to say these words as if to ask permission from nuno. Nuno sa punso (literally, goblin of the mound) are goblins or elves who live within mysterious lumps of soil. Depending on whether they like you or not, they can provide you with good fortune or great mishaps.

If you make a nuno angry, it could put a curse on you or give you strange and sudden illnesses that only a shaman or spirit doctor can heal.

Written by KM Viray

Government employee from 8 to 5. Writer in between hours. Mom all day everyday.

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