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Title Sarangay
Description Philippine minotaur
Gender Male
Region Philippines
Equivalent Minotaur

Sarangay is a creature resembling a bull with a huge muscular body and a jewel attached to its ears.[citation needed] It is the Philippine counterpart for the Greek minotaur. They are illustrated to be half bull and half man.

According to old folklore, Sarangays have a jewel or a precious gemstone in their ears that they are protecting. Those who try to steal it from them will be killed mercilessly. It was also said that when a Sarangay gets angry, its nose emits smoke.[1]


  1. ^ Mga Engkanto: A Bestiary of Filipino Fairies. Philippines: eLf ideas Publication. 2003.