DIWATA: Wood nymph Picture

...Philippine Myhtology series. DIWATA: a diwata or lambana is a mythological figure similar to fairies or nymphs. They are said to reside in large trees, such as acacia and balete and are the guardian spirits of nature, bringing blessing or curses upon those who bring benefits or harm to the forests and mountains. The name is ultimately derived from the Sanskrit word devi, meaning goddess.

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