Amihan (mythology)

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For the fictional character, see Amihan (Encantadia).
Amihan (mythology)
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Title Amihan
Description Bird (center)
Equivalent Ibong Adarna
Sarimanok

Amihan is a bird in the Philippine mythology. According to the Tagalog folklore, Amihan is the first creature to inhabit the universe, along with the gods called Bathala and Aman Sinaya. In the legend Amihan is described as a bird who saves the first human beings, Malakas and Maganda from a bamboo plant. Amihan is also a word used to describe monsoon weather which occurs early in the year in the Philippines.