A half-man half-horse creature from Philippine folklore.
It lives in secluded areas in swamps.
It is said that the knees of the tikbalang rise above its head, hiding its face.
The tikbalang is responsible for misleading travelers so that they will get lost. However, a traveler may find his way back by wearing his shirt inside-out.
It is also believed that if it rains with the sun fully out, a tikbalang is getting married.