from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Philippine Islands, a god (in the heathen sense); a deity; in later use, the infant Jesus.
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It appears that temples were never dedicated to _bathala maykapal_, nor was sacrifice ever offered him.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 16 of 55 1609 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing the Political, Economic, Commercial and Religious Conditions of Those Islands from Their Earliest Relations with European Nations to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
It appears that temples were never dedicated to bathala maykapal, nor was sacrifice ever offered him.
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