Daragang Magayon

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This name uses Philippine naming customs for indigenous people. This person is addressed by the sole name, Magayon.
Daragang Magayon
Title Daragang Malantod
Description Philippine princess, heroine
Gender Female
Region Mount Mayon, Albay
Equivalent Maria Cacao of Mt. Lantoy
Maria Makiling of Mt. Makiling
Maria Sinukuan of Mt. Arayat

Daragang Malantod (English: Lady Beautiful) is the heroine that appears in the legend of Mt. Mayon in Albay, Philippines.

Basic legend[edit]

Magayon grew up to be a very beautiful and sweet woman that struck the swains from faraway tribes who vied for her attention. But not one of these young men have captivated the heart of Magayon, not even the handsome but haughty Pagtuga (eruption). He is a hunter and the chief of the Iriga tribe. She was the only daughter of Makusog (strong), the tribal chief of Rawis, whose mother named Dawani (fairy) died shortly after giving birth to her. He gave fabulous gifts to Magayon and vied for her attention.

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