A nuno is a type of nature spirit in Philippine mythology. They appear as diminutive, dwarf-like people with long beards. They are often depicted wearing a salakot, a traditional wide-brimmed hat. They live in anthills and termite mounds.
The nuno’s purpose is to protect nature. They must be consulted when a tree is to be felled or the ground is to be dug up. Otherwise, the nuno will inflict a curse upon those who disturb the natural world. These curses can range from making excessive hair grow on the target’s back to the victim vomiting up blood.