Hello and welcome to all, This time I will give a brief summary of one of the versions of the two siblings deities, both are the children of Abba / Bathala:
They are named as Apolaki and Mayari. Apolaki is the Philippines Sun deity and Guardian of warriors and fighters while his sister Mayari is the Moon deity, is the Philippines goddess of the moon, as well as combat, revolution, equality and strength. It is said that when Abba / Bathala died without announcing who will succeed his reign, Apolaki immediately announced himself as the next ruler causing his sister Mayari to fight for equal rights to rule over the world and skies, in one fight of the two siblings, she lost one of her eyes, despite this she won against Apolaki and now rules over half of the skies with Apolaki who apologized profusely in regret for his actions which cost one of his sibling Mayari’s eyes
This is a drawing / sketch of both Apolaki and Mayari:
Note: I know and recognize that all of the texts or figurines of any Philippines deities from the past are burnt or destroyed off by the Spanish in olden days.
I drew this portrait in a timeline before Mayari lost one of her eyes in the duel against Apolaki and I’m not trying to Westernize what they may have actually looked like in written records of ancient times. Also the name there as Garet de Cabenez desu will be the pen name I use when drawing or sketching the deities of ancient Philippines time, I also do not know how to draw females yet so i have to work on that side too in drawing / sketching
Edit: Also @TheTravelWitch I just realized this isn’t part of the Catch Up IV topics allowed, it’s okay if it’s not accepted too, I apologize for the mix up I may have caused anyone and any viewers so I’ll place this in the Witchy Wisdom instead and take off the link to the current week’s challenge