THE GODDESSS HALIYA
The Bicolano goddess of the moon, she is often named the arch-enemy of Bakuanwa, fighting it away from its hunger for the moon. Sometimes described as masked, she is also often named as a protector of women. There is a ritual that precolonial Filipinos would perform, and it involves circling around a tree to summon Haliya to protect them against Bakunawa.
Not much can be found on the goddess Haliya, so we pretty much took creative liberty with developing the character and the only major ties she has to her goddess incarnation is a fascination with the moon and a connection to Bakunawa. Other than that, they’re very different people.
Our Haliya is a young girl who’s fond of adventure and befriending animals and running off by herself and staying up way past her bedtime.
- Pepito, R. (March 21, 2011). Philippine Gods and Goddesses. Retrieved August 24, 2014 from http://lol-academy.blogspot.com/2011/03/philippine-gods-and-goddesses.html
- (no author). (no date). Haliya. Retrieved August 24, 2014 from http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php/Haliya