Nuno

Nuno

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For the Portuguese name see Nuno


<!-- Commented out: -->A Nuno or Nuno sa Punso (Duwende) is a dwarf-like creature in Philippine mythology. It is believed to live in an anthill or termite mound, hence its name. Literally, nuno sa punso means Ancestor/Grandparent of the anthill.

Description

The Nuno is described to be a small old man with a long beard, and differs from a duwende or dwarf of Philippine folklore. The duwende is a playful hobgoblin who shows himself to children, while the Nuno is a goblin easily angered and will do harm to those who damage or disturb his mound. If an invader destroys the Nuno's home by kicking it, the offender's foot would become swollen. Nuno sa punso are also believed to inhabit places such as underneath large rocks, trees, riverbanks, caves, or a backyard.

Magical abilities

Nunos have the ability to curse trespassers. A curse may include the following:
  • Swelling or pain on any part of the body
  • Vomiting of blood
  • Urinating black liquid
  • Excessive hair growth on the back


In order for a Nuno to successfully curse a person, the trespasser must come in close proximity of the Nuno. If the trespasser is within range, the Nuno can spit on any part of the trespasser's body. The trespasser will then experience aches or soreness on the affected part of the body, such as stomach pains, swollen genitals (after urinating on the mound), or swollen feet (after kicking the mound).

Countermeasures against curses

There is a common...
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