My main problem just seems to be trying to find any information bout Ilokano Deities. :(
Hi chocnutmart, yeah, that’s my main problem too, finding specific information on the spirits of the regions I’m from. My solution involves finding books and elders/teachers when I can scrounge up the money to visit my homeland.
I asked my ma one day about our elders and what they thought about Jesus. She said that some of the elders wondered and questioned why we believed in that God and not our own Gods like before. Elders are important. They tell us and teach us about things from long ago. Traditions and cultures come from them, passing it down to us. To be honest, I don’t even know if my people, the adults in this generation now are doing a good job at trying to preserve and protect our traditions and culture. To me, I think some adults are trying to do so by gathering as much things as they know from the elders.. while maybe some others are so corrupted and are careless to do so. Maybe it’s me who is not doing a good job at trying to take care or keep a hold on our traditions and culture. It’s there.. whether or not the people today sing songs or do things that people did long ago, our people still sing in our language and still do traditional dances. It may not be the big things our ancestors or elders did long ago, but today we still continue and do things from what we remember or from we know.