"The Locals Still Believe The Legend Of Mt. Mayon" Daraga Local Custom Tip by cyndymc
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Ask any local, and they will gladly relate to you the legend of Mt. Mayon.
Mayon was derived from from the Bikol word “Magayon” meaning beautiful. It is the world’s most perfect cone-shaped volcano and despite its fiery eruptions for the past years, it still attracts tourists and projects a spectacular view for photographers.
Known for its perfect cone shape, the allure of Mayon Volcano is further romanticized by its romantic legend . Folklore tells of two lovers buried on the same site, after which "the grave grew higher and higher until a majestic mountain towered over their town". Local folks believe that when clouds cover the peak of Mount Mayon, it is Ulap kissing Magayon; when rains fall, those are Ulap's tears mourning Magayon's death and their last moments of love.