Princess Urduja is a figure from Philippine legend, a warrior  princess who is said to have ruled the kingdom of Tawalisi in  the province of Pangasinan.    Though whether or not she actually existed is in contention  among scholars, she is still considered a popular heroine and  Philippine icon, especially in Pangasinan.    This is my interpretation of Urduja, i wanted to create a tribal character based on our culture and history.

Princess Urduja is a figure from Philippine legend, a warrior princess who is said to have ruled the kingdom of Tawalisi in the province of Pangasinan. Urduja: The Warrior Princess

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Indigenous peoples' organizations in the Philippines describe a new human rights watchdog as a “publicity ploy” and “cover up” by President Aquino.

Binukot or ancient Filipina maidens.

Rochelle Pangilinan and Marian Rivera on set of "Amaya" - a tv series inspired by pre-colonial Philippine history. Their characters were upper class maidens called "binukot".

5 things you probably didn’t know about Filipino myths and legends

Do you know the Tagalog goddess of lost things? (She might have an idea where your car keys and significant other are whenever they go missing)

Philippines' NUNO SA PUNSO __ (Duwende) is a dwarf-like creature in Philippine mythology. It is believed to live in an anthill or termite mound, hence its name, literally 'Ancestor/Grandparent of the anthill'.

Philippines' NUNO SA PUNSO __ (Duwende) is a dwarf-like creature in Philippine mythology. It is believed to live in an anthill or termite mound, hence its name, literally 'Ancestor/Grandparent of the anthill'.

Philippines | A Kalinga man adorned in elaborate fabric, necklaces and ear disks.  Luzon Island.  ca. 1910s | ©Charles Martin

A Kalinga man adorned in elaborate fabric, necklaces and ear disks (National Geographic Vintage)

Ups to Filipino Heritage Month. Love the warriors.

The BAMFs of the Apat na Alon Tribe (Mark of the Four Waves). I've been doing my own research to get indigenous Pilipino ink done, but I'm not sure I want to represent my mixed heritage (me being not Pinay and of partial Euro descent)

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