About the Owner
Hello, my name is Ligaya and I’m just a young 20 year old, Tagalog and Akeanon (Filipino) girl, who lives, breathes, and acts out on her Animistic and Polytheistic beliefs and values everyday. I am an Animist and a Polytheist following my culture’s ethnic and indigenous beliefs.
I am an artist and I love to draw and paint images based on Philippine deities, myths, legends, mythical creatures, animals from the Philippines, and my Pre-Hispanic culture that is so rich yet sadly people, even the country’s own people who have been heavily colonized and Westernized, don’t even know anything about. Luckily there are those who do know and are working on educating and getting our people to wake up and embrace their hidden, beautiful cultures, and I am one of them.
I am also a writer and love writing and reading books. I am currently working on a project, that is a story based on our cultural beliefs and traditions. I plan to release the story as a web comic eventually once get the first few chapters done and all my ideas written down and ready.
This blog was created for other Filipino’s who wish to know and embrace their cultural heritage and aid in our decolonization.
What does your name mean?
My name Ligaya is not my given name, but is my native name based on my Western birth name. Ligaya means “happiness, merry, and joy” which my birth names is, Mary Joyce. I have used my native name in everything besides official documents and hope others out there will starting taking up native names along side with their birth names and hopefully start naming their own children with native names.