← BungisngisYou do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: Users. You can view and copy the source of this page. [[Image:Bungisngis.jpg|thumb|155px|right|A Bungisngis]] In Philippine folklore, '''Bungisngis''' is a one-eyed giant who lives in Meluz, Orion, Bataan. ==Etymology== ''Bungisngis'' is derived from a Tagalog term ''ngisi'' that literally means ''to goggle''. It is also commonly known as '''Mahentoy''' in the northern part of Davao. ==Appearance== Bungisngis is pictured as one-eyed giant who laughs often. It takes a humanoid form and displays its large teeth all the time. Its two long tusks protrude on the side of its mouth. The eye of the giant is located at the center of its forehead. ==Behavior== The Bungisngis is gifted with a strong sense of hearing and extraordinary strength. ==Powers/Weaknesses== According to the Filipino tale, “The Three Friends - The Monkey, The Dog and The Carabao”, Bungisngis cam throw the carabao that ended up knee-deep in the ground. But, despite from its strength, it can be deceived easily and quickly succumb to panics. At the end of the tale, Monkey tricked him that led to his death. ==See also== *[[Cyclops]] ==References== *Ramos, Maximo D. (1990) . ''Creatures of Philippine Lower Mythology''. Quezon: Phoenix Publishing. p. 76. ISBN 971-06-0691-3. *Fansler, Dean Spouill (2009). ''Filipino Popular Tales''. BiblioBazaar, LLC. pp. 31. ISBN 9780559950049. *Paraiso, Salvador; Jose Juan Paraiso (2003). ''The Balete Book: A Collection of Demons, Monsters, Elves and Dwarfs from the Philippine Lower Mythology''. Giraffee Books. pp. 57. ISBN 9718832793. [[Category:Giants]] [[Category:Philippine mythology]] Return to Bungisngis. Retrieved from "https://www.monstropedia.org/index.php?title=Bungisngis"