Thewaves lashed at the raft of the mountain warrior and the tunas pushed it back.Alarmed, Aponi-tolau cried out to his mother, Lang-an of Kadalayapan, mistressof the wind and rain, for help.
Mama, I need your help. Please help me reach the shore unharmed.
The great goddess heard her son’s plea andimmediately sent down strong winds to pull Aponi-tolau and efforts of the tunas.Aponi-tolau was able to reach the shore unharmed.
Aponi-tolau rowed seaward. On and on, he rowed until he came to the edge of the world. There he saw a towering rock, home of Tau-mari-u, Lord of the sea. The place was guarded by nine beautiful daughters of the seaweeds playing around the palace gates.
Aponi-tolau gathered all his strength to go nearer the palace gates and inquire what place it was.
I'm Aponi-tolau, the god-hero of the Tingians. May I know the name of this beautiful place?
Hahaha. Stop interrogating, why won’t you just come and discover what’s more inside? Hahaha.
Let go of me!!
The magic oil at the tip of the hook weakened the blood of Humitau and soon she was helpless.
Aponi-tolau hurriedly picked up the unconscious body of Humitau, loaded it on his rattan raft and rowed shoreward. Shortly after he left, Tau-mari-u, Lord of the sea, went out of his abode to see what the commotion was all about. Upon knowing, he then raged against Aponi-tolau.
Waves and tunas of the sea, I summon you to bring the intruder back!!!
The maiden’s response made Aponi-tolau furious. Taking his magic hook, he lashed at the unsuspecting maidens. The hook hit the youngest and the most beautiful among, them, Humitau.