Several photos of the Mayon Volcano, which remains to be aggressive, have gone viral on social media on Thursday, January 18. The beautifully taken shots remind us of the legend behind the majestic mountain.

viral photos of Mayon Volcano will remind you of its beautiful yet tragic legend
Mayon Volcano spews lava. Owner claims photo was not edited. Photo Courtesy: ABS-CBN/Bro. Jun Santiago CSsR

Magayon and Panganoron
Magayon and Panganoron. Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Neil Edward Diaz

The Legend of Magayon and Panganoron

Long ago in a place called Ibalon, there lived a beautiful maiden named Daragang Magayon (the lovely one). She was the daughter of Makusog (the strong one), chief of the tribe.

One day, Daragang Magayon was strolling near the river and stumbled on a rock. She fell into the water and was immediately swept by the current. Fortunately, her cries for help were answered by Pangaronon (the proud one) and his bodyguard Amihan (the cold one). Pangaronon didn’t waste time and jumped into the river.

When Pangaronon finally saved the beautiful Daragang Magayon, the maiden asked how can she repay him. But Pangaronon was already captivated by her beauty and knew she was the perfect woman for him.

Daragang Magayon didn’t object when Panganoron asked Makusog’s permission to marry her because she also instantly fell in love with the galiant man.

But sadly, Makusog could not permit them to marry. Tribal law forbade marriage outside of the clan. As tribe leader he was left with no choice.

Meanwhile, Patuga (the eruptive one) the ardent suitor of Daragang Mayon heard about the intentions of Panganoron. This angered him so much that they kidnapped Makusog. Patuga then forced Daragang Magayon to marry him or less her father will die. Without a choice, the beautiful maiden agreed.

A maiden seems to appear Mayon Volcano
A maiden seems to appear. Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Bella Estrella

During their wedding festivities, Panganoron and his men arrived. To avenge his love, a violent war broke out between the two tribes.

Panganoron fatally struck Patuga killing him. However, a poisoned arrow was shot on Daragang Magayon’s breast. The torn lovers held each other as Daragang Magayon was dying. As Panganoron kneeled over his beloved, an enemy hacked his head off.

A face of a man seems to appear Mayon Volcano
A face of a man seems to appear. Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Bella Estrella

The lovers were put to rest and on the place they were buried, a mountain mysteriously appeared.

The mountain is now known as Mayon. They believe that Panganoron is the cloud that patiently hovers the beautiful mountain. They say that when Mayon is aggressive and is about to erupt, that is when Patuga is challenging Panganoron. But when Mayon is calm, you can see the soft clouds embracing her. When it rains, these are believed to be the tears of the tragic lovers.

beautiful maiden Magayon
The beautiful maiden Magayon. Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Ronmike Silerio

beautiful maiden Magayon
The beautiful maiden Magayon Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Ronmike Silerio

— Sally, The Summit Express


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