Mangkukulam.comFilipino Folklore, Mythology, Creatures & Monsters

Mangkukulam

Mangkukulam from Filipino Folklore

Read "Mangkukulam" In Tagalog

Kulam is the Tagalog word for 'voodoo' or 'withcraft' and is one of the most well known aspects of Philippine folklore.  It is widely known to many places especially to the provinces of the country. It affects the character of a person, their daily life and on how they treat each other in a community. Kulam, witchcraft, can only be made by a person who has knowledge about the black magic, a Mangkukulam, a person who is practicing witchcraft.  They are often feared by the people for their use of black magic. Mangkukulam uses a black magic or spell that can cause various effects to the victim, like illness, which cannot be cured by modern medicine, misfortune to love ones emotionally or mentally, lost of mental focus, lack of sleep, lost to appetite, sudden accidents, and other unexplained cases.

The folklore is a story passed to generation to generation. A person who experienced such phenomenon is passed through to their relatives, neighbors until it is widely spread to a community and to another. They tell their stories differently and interesting.

The Philippine literature contains beliefs, myths, folklore legends which inherited from the native Filipinos and from the conquerors. This has been part of their daily life.

The Hispanic colonization influenced the country and has heavy impact to the Filipinos because they are longest conquerors, stayed in the country for more than three hundred years. They introduce Catholicism religion in the Philippines. Even the country was Christianized, the people especially in rural areas, strongly believe in magical creatures, and myths and other similar stories.

Folklores, is widely spread in the country. Some people believe that this is really happening, some are practicing it. They believe that apart from human, there are some extraordinary people who are also living with the mortals.

Online eLoad for Globe, Smart

The Filipinos has various beliefs in mythical creatures such as Aswang, Manananggal, Kapre, Dwende, Sirena, Syokoy, Engaknto, Sigbin, Tikbalang, and many others. These are just few of the different kinds of mythical creatures which in some way it helps the people in a different way.

Let's find out what and how they use their extraordinary power. How does it help our daily life and how we can interact to the unknown settlers. The site has gathered information about mythical creatures, on how they do witchcraft, how to avoid or drive them away.

Please use the menu to the left hand side to browse through our site and read all about the various aspects of Filipino Folklore and Mythology and to discover all about our very frightening monsters and creatures.  If you have time, we would also love it if you are able to post your comments or share your stories on each page too.  I am sure others would love to hear of your experiences.

Stories and Comments about Mangkukulam

Do you have any stories that you would like to share?

Send Us Your Story



#11: Guest #720 (?) - at 13:54 on 18 Nov 2017


This comment is awaiting moderation

#10: Guest #713 (?) - at 08:53 on 18 Nov 2017


This comment is awaiting moderation

#9: Guest #644 (christian) - at 21:51 on 22 Sep 2017


pangalan po ng author nito

#8: adminkal - at 20:03 on 04 Sep 2017


Is there a babaylan in this site. I really need an advice about my dream. And I know that only a babaylan can answer me

#7: Guest #560 (Believe in Jesus Most Powerful) - at 01:48 on 17 May 2017


Naniniwala ako sa kulam... May Manggagamot din na Mangkukulam para pabalik-balik ka sa kanya dahil na-Expirence ko na, May kaibigan akong dinadala nya ang lola nya sa isang manggagamot sinabi nya sa akin at punta ako daw dun, mapapagaling nya ako, kung ano mang sakit meron ako, pumunta kami ng Nanay ko at Nawala din ang sakit ng likod ko at iba pa pero Every Month Bumabalik din at niyaya nya ako sa isang batis na kilala ang lugar na iyon para ma heal ka lalo, sumama ako, lalaki ang manggagamot na iyon ng pauwi na kami at naligo muna ako sabi nya sa akin hilutin muna kita bago tayo umalis, pero nakaramdam na ako ng pagdududa pero bukas naman ang pinto at may mga tao naman sa labas kaya nagpahilot na ako pero naka-upo lang akolalo ako nakaramdam ng takot o kaba... ng gusto na nyang ipasok ang finger nya sa vigina ko, gusto kong sumigaw at humingi ng tulong pero hindi ako makasigaw at talagang kahit anong gawin ko para sumigaw o magsalita ayaw talaga at masakit pa ang bunganga parang may nakaharang kaya nilalabanan ko na lang kung baga mga hita ko pinipilit kong huwag bumukaka para hindi nya maipasok pero talagang malakas sya at gusto nyang ipasok ang mga daliri nya pero lumaban pa rin ako sa pag-iisip na hindi magbubukas ang mga hita ko isinasara ko ng mabuti kahit masakit na dahil mararamdaman mo na parang maraming nakahawak na pilit binubuksan, lumalaban ako sa isip at tinatawag ko rin si Jesus, Mama Mary, Lahat ng Saints at Lahat ng ArchAngel at aking Guardian Angel, hanggang nainis na sya at tinigilan na rin nya... pag-uwi namin nakita nya ng kaibigan ko na bukas ang Third Eye nakita nyang sinira ang root chackra ko ang Defence ng ating katawan para sa mga bad spirit... kaya ngayon nasasaniban ako at nakita nga ng isang Pari na Malakas ang Bad Spirit na nakadikit sa akin kaya hindi nya ako Maheal, kaya ang payo nya sa akin magdasal ng magdasal... Nagkaroon uli ako ng expirence sa kapitbahay namin na naka-away ko o sabihin na natin sya talaga ang may inis sa akin, sabi ng nanay ko mangkukulam iyon kaya kapag may problemang nangyayari sa bahay namin dahil sa likod bahay lang namin sya, tumatahimik na lang pinapagawa na lang ng nanay ko ang nagiging sira ng kusina namin, sabi ko bakit hindi magreklamo o magalit sa kanya, huwag na lang daw dahil mangkukulam nga baka ano pang gawin sa atin. Bata pa ako ganun na sinasabi sa akin ng nanay ko, ngayong 39years old na ako, sya na naiinis sa akin dahil ayaw ko gawin ang gusto nyang ipagawa,ng umaga nagkaroon kami ng hindi magandang pag-uusap kahit mahinanon lang ako sa pagsasalita sya ang galit, hanggang nabiwisit na ako at nagsalita na lang ng "Oh!!! TALAGA... cge..." kaya ng Tanghali kada susubo ako ng pagkain, nakakramdam ako ng masakit sa aking dibdib at nauulit iyon Grane amg sakit na parang halos mawawalan na ako ng hininga atbparang iba ang dating ng sakit ng dibdib, kaya nagsign of the cross na lang ako ng tatlong beses at pinapabalik ko sa kanya, nawala naman, pagdating naman ng Gabi hindi ako makatulog kaya nagpapatugtug ako sa CP ko ng music hanggang nakatulog ako at nagkaroon ako ng hindi magandang panaginip, Bad Dreams at Tinitusok pa ang mga katawan, buti na lang nagising ako dahil yung music ko napalitan na pala ng Prayer Rosary kaya nawala ang kulam na ginagawa nya... kaya ipagdasal nyo na lang kay Jesus ang mga Mangkukulam at ang music nyo ay Rosary, merong madodownload iba ang dasal kada araw kaya download nyo lahat...

5 older comments