Pasig River Monster
As brief introduction to the Pasig river, it is a river in the Philippines that connects Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay. Stretching for 25 kilometres (15.5 mi), it is lined by Metro Manila on each side. Its major tributaries are the Marikina River and San Juan River.
[Contributed June 18, 2012:]
As she described the monster caught in the river, one thing rose in my mind - a kappa.
river-boy), in Japanese folklore, was a humanoid, resembling a little child, and with scaly and reptilian-skinned (just like that of a turtle) monster. Their skin is usually color green, and sometimes yellow. Like the monster above, this creature also live in rivers.
While Siyokoys are mermen, sea creatures that have a human form and scaled bodies. The Siyokoy is the male counterpart of the Sirena. It is usually depicted with green scaly skin, ears resembling fish fins, having fishtail or scaled legs, and webbed feet. They could also have long, green tentacles. They drown mortals for food. They could have gill slits colored brown or green.
Although both would look like the same in imagination, what made me think it was a kappa is
. . . She described it as a little child about 10 years old with green skin.That's her description.
By the way, before I end this discussion, the author also wanted to know if someone knows the same story as hers. She would also like to know it like me.
Contributed by: Jomara Merano
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