ABOUT IBONG ADARNA
Ibong Adarna is a mythical story, formed in narrative song and poetry called corrido and considered a big part of the Philippine literature, usually studied as part of the secondary curriculum in the country. The author of this fantastic story still remains unknown and uncertain. Some said that the author was Spanish because it has been written when the Spaniards ruled the Philippines. During those times, Ibong Adarna was known as Corrido at Buhay na Pinagdaanan nang Tatlong Principeng Magcacapatid na Anac nang Haring Fernando at nang Reina Valeriana sa Cahariang Berbania. Other critiques said that it has been written by Jose dela Cruz, a great poet here also known as Huseng Sisiw. This amazing folklore is about love, sacrifice and fantasy.Ibong Adarna literally means Adarna Bird. The story centers about catching the mythical bird that possesses magical powers. The Adarna bird is so beautiful and could change in a lot of stunning forms. It is very much hard to catch. It knows a total of seven songs which could either enchant anyone to sleep, turn into stone or heal a deadly sickness. Which is why the almost dying King Fernando of Berbania tasked his three sons to catch the magical bird. That’s where the story begins… THE CHARACTERS
Haring Fernando- Don Pedro, Don Diego and Don Juan's father. Known to be a good leader.
Donya Valeriana- Haring Fernando's Wife and the queen of Berbanya.
Don Pedro- The eldest among the three. He is envious with his brother Don Juan.
Don Diego- The second eldest. Also the assistant of Don Pedro in Sabotaging Don Juan.
Don Juan-The youngest of the three. He is the favorite of their parents and the one who caught the Ibong Adarna.
Donya Maria Blanca- Don Juan's last love and the princess of the "Reino de los Cristal". She is also haring Salermo's favorite daughter but later in the story, will betray him.
Prinsesa Leonora- Don Juan's second love and the princess of "Armenya". She was saved...
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