SHIVA NEN GADATI “Gadati” Gadati, husband to Shael-ja, is not remembered as to where he came from or how and when he got to Imbose. What is remembered however is the following account: One day while on his way to his camote kaingin, Gadati had to cross a brook where he likes to catch frogs for food. While doing so, he saw an enormous snake and was very frightened and so ran back home. Upon reaching his house, he fell unconscious and dreamt conversing with the hideous reptile which he saw in the brook. He was then told to perform a native feast and to give a piece of liver and rice wine to the long and terrible monster. “If you heed this request, you shall live long and be prosperous”, someone said to Gadati in his dream. Waking up, Gadati realized that he had been dreaming. He then prepared for and performed the kapi, a native feast intended to insure prosperity in life. He then did as he was told in his dream, placing a piece of liver and rice wine in a coconut shell and personally delivering the same to the snake in the brook. Gadati lived to a ripe old age and in his last remaining years was braced around his neck, waist and knees by rattan rings as he could no longer sit or stand straight, unassisted. His skeletal remains, with the decaying rattan rings, is still in a spacious and dry section of Timbac cave today. The practice of sangbo is widespread throughout Benguet. It is the belief that anything unusual happening in the life of a person should be met with acknowledgement of the good fortune it brings. Such an acknowledgement usually entails the celebration of a cañao, or as in case of Gadati, the fulfillment of the “request” that is either relayed in a dream or through a medium, the mambunong. Even this early in the history of Kabayan is the account of mummification, extend proof of which is found in the present day mummies which, except for Gadati, find no direct linkages with any Kabayan “lead” family. The mummies are however believed the ancestors of the Kabayan people without reservation. Of the more numerous extent mummies, those of Timbac are the best preserved and are generally regarded as the Imbose residents of old. The tradition of mummification and burial in caves is carried y descendants of Imbose residents in other parts of the province, such claims remembered only nowadays in the familiar Ibadoy bah-diw. The man-made caves for burial in wooden coffins should follow much later at Tinongchol.