Mar 23, 2011

Legends of Chocolate Hills

Legend 1 – The first legend tells of two feuding giants who in battling with each other hurled stones, rocks, boulders and sand trying to destroy their foe. This fighting lasted days and exhausted the two giants. During their exhaustion they forgot about their feud they made friends and left the island, but forgot to clean up the mess of the battlefield, hence the Chocolate Hills.

Legend 2 – This Legend happens when giants live with mortals; a gentle giant fell in love with a beautiful village girl.  Arogo, the giant was handsome and though a favourite among female giants was also a loner. When everything and everybody sleeps, Arogo would sit by his favourite spot near the river to ponder or just watch the night pass by.

One night while Arogo was by his spot, he noticed a beautiful native girl with hair as black as the night by the river bank. He instantly fell in love with Aloya. After that night, Arogo would always wait by his place to take a glimpse at his beloved Aloya.

A rumour reached Arogo that Aluya would soon marry a man her parents chose for her. The night before Aloya's wedding, Arogo kidnapped Aloya. Seeing a giant, Aluya screamed, kicked and cried, but to no avail. Arogo was successful in abducting Aluya.

In the giant's cave, Arogo tried to give Aluya food and water but the girl kept on crying. Her sadness reached her heart that she died with tears in her eyes. Arogo buried her and kept his vigil. He cried for days and months. Giant tears fell to the ground. He cried a thousand years for the loss of his love. In his sorrow he could not stop crying, when his tears dried the Chocolate Hills were formed. The Hills were witnesses of an unrequited love of the years go by.

Legend 3 – It relates that the flatland of Carmen, extending outwards, was the playground of giant children. That day the children where pretending that they were baking cakes, molding and forming them from mud and sand in a half shell of a giant coconut and letting them “bake” under the heat of the sun. It was a contest. The one who makes the most wins. After a time, the children were called home. When they came back to play, they found their cakes “cooked” and were very happy and did not have the heart to destroy their masterpieces and so left them as is.

Legend 4 – The other legend tells of a town being plagued by a giant carabao, who ate all of their crops. Finally having had enough, the townsfolk took all of their spoiled food and placed it in such a way that the carabao would not miss it. Sure enough, the carabao ate it, but his stomach couldn’t handle the spoiled food, so he defecated, leaving behind him a mound of feces, until he had emptied his stomach of the food. The feces then dried, forming the Chocolate Hills.

Legend 5 – The last legend is about a Gluttonous giant named Dano that eats everything in his path. One day he came to a plain. He saw a beautiful young woman named Eng. To win her affection, he needed to lose weight. So he excreted everything he ate. In the end, his fecal matter covered the land and he won Eng’s affection.

Note: All of the above are not real hehehehe weirdo. :-)


  1. AnonymousJune 07, 2012

    I have found two different names. the giant in which the story i read was called Miguel and the beutiful woman was named Adrianna who then turned into Eng, does that seem strange to you? What are their real names?


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