November 7, 2007

Bohol and the Bittersweet Legends of Chocolate Hills

Legend has it that the Chocolate Hills came into existence when two feuding giants hurled rocks and sand at each other in a clash that lasted for days. When they were finally worn-out, they reconciled, became friends and left the island. Little did they know, they left behind mounds of mess in the battlefield which became the Chocolate Hills.

Another romantic legend tells of an extremely powerful giant named Arogo who fell in love with an ordinary mortal girl, Aloya. The love of his life’s death caused Arogo much sorrow, he cried bitterly. His tears then turned into hills, as a lasting proof of his grief.

One way or the other, the formation of Chocolate Hills was believed to be borne not from sweetness.
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