Filipino's ancestor's during Pre-Spanish period showed thier customs and tradition. • Source: Mabel Cook Cole, Philippine Folk Tales (Chicago: A. C. McClurg and Company, 1916), p. 124. Mythology is an interwoven series of myths told by a given race. In this tale, which is evidently very old, they account for themselves and their neighbors, and then, to meet present needs, they adapt the story to include the white people whom they have known for not more than two hundred years. And in this way there came to be a great many people on the earth. 1.) eq.