Sea Serpent Dragon Bakunawa Picture

I been reading about Philippine mythology and folklore and this legendary creature has interested me! So I drew it in my own style! If you don't know about my Heritage I'm Filipino/Spanish. I wish I could visit the Philippines and Spain to learn more about my culture and learn how to speak Tagalog and Spanish while I'm at it.

"The Bakunawa, also known as Bakonawa, Baconaua, or Bakonaua, is a deity in Philippine mythology that is often represented as a gigantic sea serpent. He is believed to be the god of the underworld and is often considered to be the cause of eclipses.It appears as a giant sea serpent with a mouth the size of a lake, a red tongue, whiskers, gills, small wires at its sides, and two sets of wings, one is large and ash-gray while the other is small and is found further down its body."

Name: Bakunawa
Description: Moon eater
Gender: Male/female
Region: Philippines
Equivalent: Sea serpent/Dragon

The Dragon and the Seven Moons

A modern children's book is written about the creature. The text of the book include the following:

Long ago, there were seven moons
that waxed and waned together.
The people treasured them as jewels in the sky
from the supreme god, Bathala.

Down in the sea,
lived an enormous dragon called Bakunawa,
the god of darkness and despair.
One night, while looking at the moons,
he thought, "The moons are so cool and smooth.
Their brightness could light the bottom of the sea.
I wonder if they are as delicious as they look?"

Bakunawa decided he had to have a moon.
"There are so many moons
no one should notice one missing," he thought.
With a mighty leap he flew from the sea
and swallowed one of the moons.

Bakunawa proudly swam
with a glowing moon in his stomach.
As he swam, the moon moved in his body
tickling him and making him smile.
But soon, he noticed
that the moon was melting away like candy.

(Taken from Sources)
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