|“||"They said that this god of theirs was in the air before there was heaven or earth or anything else, that he was ab eterno (from eternity) and not made or created by anybody from anything, and that he alone made and created all that we have mentioned simply by his own volition because he wanted to make something so beautiful as the heaven and earth, and that he made and created one man and one woman out of the earth, from whom have come and descended all the men and their generations that are in the world."||„|
|~ Bathala according to the "heathen" Tagalogs|
Bathala (Bathala (God) or Maykapál (Creator)
According to the indigenous religious beliefs of the Tagalog people, Bathala (sometimes spelled Batala), is the all-mighty deity who created creation itself and the Heavens and the Earth. A descriptive appellation is often attached to its name. He is described as the Bathalang Maylicha (Bathala the Creator; lit. "Actor of Creation") and as the Bathalang Maycapal (Bathala the Almighty; lit. "Actor of Power").
It was after the Spanish missionaries arrived on the Philippine shores in the 1500s that Bathala came to be associated with the Christian God. The Spanish missionaries indicate the Tagalog Religion as they have been observing people's beliefs and respect for the Omnipotent Bathala.
Bathala is compassionate with deep appreciation and is pleased with those obedient to his commandment. Although he may be compassionate, he is extremely unforgiving in his punishment for those who sin against him. For this punishment, Bathala strikes lightning and thunder to the Earth to strike transgressors.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Low 2-C
Name: Bathala, "God"
Origin: Phillipine Mythology
Age: As Old as Creation
Classification: Deity, The Supreme Being and Creator of the Universe, Eternity, Filipino God,
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Reality Warping, Enhanced Senses, Creation (Created the Heavens and the Earth), Immortality (Types 1, and 3), Matter Manipulation, Space Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Life Manipulation (It is described as "He created one man and one woman out of the Earth, from whom have come and descended all the men and their generations that are in the world."), Death Manipulation, Energy Manipulation, Regeneration (Low-Godly), Lightning Manipulation, Disease Manipulation
Attack Potency: Universe level+ (According to the indigenous religious beliefs of the Tagalog people, it is believed that Bathala created the Universe itself including the Heavens and the Earth and came from Eternity but isn't created by anyone or anything)
Lifting Strength: Immeasurable
Striking Strength: Unknown
Durability: Universe level+
Standard Equipment: None Notable
Weaknesses: None Notable.