The Tribal Peoples of Southern Luzon (Philippine Islands) have a Death Belief which centers around many Deities, both Good and Bad. One, who teeters on the edge of both, is ''Lakandanup''. She is a Serpentine Half-Human and Half-Demon who resides in shadow. It is thought that whenever a Solar eclipse happens (and darkness falls upon the land), Lakandanup prowls The World. Should a hapless person be outside during such darkness – She will devour Their Soul. Dead as a result, the unfortunates Soul will now be in perpetual torment. While concieved as ‘’bad’’, she was revered for ‘’thinning out’’ the more evil population of The World.