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Fireflies! Lovely little creatures, glittering, sparkling, throwing fragments of light in the dark night skies. How did the fireflies come about? Once, along time ago, in the valley of Pinak in Central Luzon, one of the islands in the Philippines. There was a deep large lake rich with fish. There, the people of Pinak fished for their food, and always, there was plenty for all. Then suddenly, the big river dried up. In the shallow mud, there wasn't a fish to catch. For months, there were no rains. Out in the fields, the land turned dry. The rice-stalks slowly withered. Everywhere in Pinak, there was hunger. Night after night, the people of Pinak prayed hard. "Dear Bathala," they would recite together in their small and poorly-built chapel, " send us rains, give us food to eat. For the people are starving, and there is want among us!" Then one black and starless night, the good Bathala answered the prayers of the faithful people of Pinak. For suddenly up in the dark skies appeared ablaze of gold! A beautiful chariot of gold was zooming Tue the sky. The people started to panic but a big booming voice came from the chariot soothing them with words. " I am Bula-hari, and I have come with my wife, Bitu-in. We are sent to the heavens to rule Pinak from now on. We have come to give you good life!" As Bulan-hari spoke, the black skies burst open. The rain fell in torrents. Soon the dry fields bloomed again. The large lake rose and once again was filled with fish. The people were happy once more under the rulership of Bulan-hari. Soon Bulan-hari and Bitu-in had a daughter. She grew up to be a beautiful maiden. Such long dark hair! Such lovely eyes under long curling lashes! Her nose was chiselled fine. Her lips like rosebuds. Her skin was soft and fair like cream. They named her Alitaptap for on her forehead was a bright sparkling star. All the young, brave handsome men of Pinak fell in love with Alitaptap. They worshipped her beauty. They sang songs of love beneath her windows. They all sought to win her heart. But alas! the heart of Alitaptap wasn't human. She was the daughter of Bulan-hari and Bitu-in, who burst from the sky and were not of the earth. She had a heart of stone, as cold and as hard as the sparkling star on her forehead. Alitaptap would never know love. Then one day, an old woman arrived at the palace. Her hair long and dirty. her clothing tattered and soiled. Before the king Bulan-hari, Balo-na, the old, wise woman whined in her sharp voice... that she had come from her dwelling in the mountains to bear the king sad news. The news being that she saw the future in a dream and it betold of their fate... the warriors of La-ut are coming with their mighty swords to conquer the land, the only solution is to have a marriage between Alitaptap and one of the young men, so as to have a heir to win the war. At once Bulan-hari pleaded with his daughter to choose one of the young men in their village. But how could the beautiful maiden understand? Alitaptap's heart of stone merely stood in silence. Bulan-hari gripped his sword in despair... " Alitapatap!" he bellowed in the quiet palace, "You will follow me, or you will lay dead this very minute!" But nothing could stir the lovely young woman's heart. Bulan-hari blind with anger and fear of the dark future finally drew his sword. Clang! the steel of his sword's blade rang in the silence of the big palace. It hit the star on Alitaptap's lovely forehead! The star burst! Darkness was everywhere! Until a thousand chips of glitter and light flew around the hall. Only the shattered pieces of the star on Alitaptap's forehead lighted the great hall, flickering as though they were stars with tiny wings. Alitaptap, the lovely daughter from the heavens lay dead. And soon, Balo-na's prediction had come true. Riding in stamping wild horses, the warriors of La-ut came like the rumble and clashes of lightning and thunder. They killed the people of Pinak, ruined crops, poisoned the lake. They spread sorrow and destruction everywhere. When it all ended, the beautiful, peaceful valley of Pinak had turned into an empty and shallow swamp. At night, there was nothing but darkness. But soon, tiny sparkles of light would flicker and lend glimmers of brightness in the starless night. And so, the fireflies came about. Once, a long time ago, they were fragments from the star on the forehead of Bulan-hari's daughter, the beautiful Alitaptap.
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A firefly is an insect that has wings and is thought to e very closly related to the butterfly> hope i helped
Typically, they come out at dusk.
yes I've seen it, before it was gross!
Because they fly, and they light up, so especially before electric lights, it seemed like they were tiny flames in the air. :)
Fireflies can be found in the southern and midwestern sections of the United States.
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no. its a bug that has chemicals in itself which allows it to glow. Only male fireflies glow...so the reason they glow is to attract females. Some females glow but not a lot.
The Legend of a Firefly is a story about a man who was intrigued by fireflies as a child and they took over his life; he was obsessed with them. He now has grandchildren w…ho he tells his firefly stories to.
because the song is about fireflies and how the singer is around them alot abd such :))
"Fireflies" by Owl City talks about "ten million fireflies," but also mentions "ten thousand lightning bugs. If you mean how many times the word "fireflies" is said in the so…ng, it is said twice.
yeah the song is called fireflies and it's by owl city
I think fireflys are called fireflies cause they have little lights in their bottoms and when they light up their butts they look like little fires in the SKY! ITS SO BEAUTI…FUL!
If you have an empty bottle, go to Forest Haven. Inside, look for a firefly that is glowing many different colors just hiding by some grass. Catch it, and take it to the Picto…-box guy on windfall and he'll give you a Deluxe pictobox witch takes color pictures. You can't catch a regular yellow firefly and don't use your bottle while you're in the water. Or else you have to wait 20 minutes before you can catch the firefly.
"Firefly" is a science-fiction series set in the future concerning the crew of the "Serendipity" and the variety of adventures they encounter . Look to the related link below …for additional information regarding a sci-fi series that should never have been given the 'axe' by the Sy Fy channel .
The cast of Legend of Firefly Marsh - 1987 includes: Adrian Drake as Charlie Jonas Marlowe as Kevin