Chapter 54 : Sirena
Sirena is sea creature with a human upper body and a fish tail instead of lower extremities. The Sirena is a mythological sea creature from Filipino culture. In some regions of the Philippines, particularly Bicol and Visayas, Sirenas are known as Magindara and portrayed as vicious mermaids.
Unlike Sirens of Greek mythology, who are portrayed as women/bird creatures, Sirenas are often portrayed as mermaid-like creatures who live under the sea. In Philippine mythology, the Sirena is a mythological aquatic creature with the head and torso of a human female and the tail of a fish.
The Sirena is an Engkanto –' the Filipino counterpart of English mermaids. Engkantos are classified as one of the Bantay Tubig, a Filipino term for mythical guardians of the water. In addition to the Sirena, other examples of Bantay Tubig are Siyokoy, Kataw and Ugkoy.
The male version of a Sirena is called a Sireno. Sometimes Sirena are paired with Siyokoy. A popular mermaid character in the Philippines is Dyesebel.
We were so ready to enter the village when we heard a loud bang coming from an are not so far from us. It was so loud that it literally seems to be so destructive. We also heard the water splashing and some faint shouting from people who may have caused that explosion. It was kinda alarming.
“Should we check that out?” Darxi asked as we all stopped due to that commotion
“Yea we should… look!” Enzo said as he pointed out towards somewhere. Enzo’s position was quite far from me, he’s in the end of the line making him able to see what’s happening there, while I’m already inside the woods with Elliot and the others and the trees are blocking my vision.
“The explosion took place out there yet we still heard it, it must be something we should take a look at” he added as turned to us convincing us to go back to the shore and check that out before proceeding to the village.