But the trunk was hard and ugly, like the body of his enemy, the snake Ulilang Kaluluwa
Bathala realized that he was ready to create the creatures he wanted with him on earth.
He created the vegetation, animals, and the first man and woman. Bathala built a house for them out of the trunk and leaves of the coconut’ trees. For food, they drank the coconut juice and ate its delicious white meat. Its leaves, they discovered, were great for making mats, hats, and brooms. Its fiber could be used for rope and many other things.