The datu instructs his wife to call their daughter, who is told to dress up. All the men, including the younger ones, are exhorted to fight. A seer predicts their doom, but Tanagyaw chastises him.
The datu then tells her to give Tanagyaw betel chew and to consider him her husband. He finds the villagers troubled because the village is going to be attacked by enemies. He puts on his breast plate of 10 layers and picks up his shield and unbreakable spear.
One day Agyu sends nine kamu or lumps of beeswax to a Moro datu who is his trading partner. The Moro datu is irked at the meanness of the payment; and he hurls the beeswax at Kuyasu, hurting the latter’s foot, which has an ulcer.
Kuyasu retaliates immediately by spearing the Moro datu in the chest. Then, he leaves for Sandawa mountain (Mount Apo) to hunt.
The Moros depend much on other peoples for their supply of beeswax for caulking their vessels.199), “chanted in a drawling manner” without the accompaniment of music or dance.The likuen (melody) is usually determined by the incidents being narrated.It is closely related to the Ulahingan of the Livunganen-Arumanen, with both epics having identical characters, because the two groups used to be one, called Arumanen.Agyu is, as described by Melendrez-Cruz (Castro et al.