Encantadia is a Filipino
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic is common...

 television series (locally known as telefantasya) produced by GMA Network
GMA Network
GMA Network is a major commercial television & radio network in the Philippines. GMA Network is owned by GMA Network, Inc. a publicly listed company...

. The pilot episode was aired on May 2, 2005. Its last episode was aired on December 9 of the same year to give way to its second book, Etheria
Etheria is a Filipino fantasy television series that was produced by GMA Network. The full title of the series is Etheria: Ang Ikalimang Kaharian ng Encantadia , referring to Encantadia, its predecessor series...

. This series aired its pilot episode on December 12, and its last episode on February 18, 2006. The third and latest installment of the Encantadia saga, Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas
Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas
Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas , also known globally as Avisala Encantadia: Love Until the End is the third and the last installment of the Encantadia...

, aired its pilot on February 20, 2006, but it was apparently not a last installment. There will be a fourth installment of the Encantadia saga, Encantadia: Isang Bagong Mundo, originally in October 2010 but pushed back to 2nd Quarter 2011 and now even pushed back for a January 2012 airing due to several reasons, both with the cast and with preparations. It is rumored that this show will replace the epic-serye since at the time of January 2012, Amaya
Amaya (TV series)
Amaya is a Philippine historical fiction and period drama created and developed by Suzette Doctolero, with Marian Rivera in the title-role. Directed by Mac Alejandre, it premiered on May 30 on GMA Network and on June 1, 2011 on GMA Pinoy TV....

 would have already ended, this is still unknown. Although, having this show was confirmed already by GMA Network itself in 2009.


  • Sunshine Dizon
    Sunshine Dizon
    Sunshine Dizon is a Filipina actress. She started in show business when she was three years old.-Biography:...

     as Pirena - she is one of Queen Mine-a's daughters and the keeper of the gem of fire; mother of Mira
  • Iza Calzado
    Iza Calzado
    Iza Calzado is a Filipina actress, TV host, performer and model, working as one of GMA-7's contract artists.- Biography :...

     as Amihan - one of Queen Minea's daughters and the successor to the crown. She is the mother of Lira and her father is Raquim. She once live in the world of human together with her father. She was taken by Aquil to Lireo when her father was killed by Hagorn.She is the keeper of the gem of wind
  • Diana Zubiri
    Diana Zubiri
    Rosemarie Joy Garcia , better known by her screen name Diana Zubiri, is a Filipina actress.She was discovered by Seiko Films when she was 15 years of age soon after applying for work in Japan. She then started on sexy roles on various films by Seiko...

     as Danaya - one of Queen Mine-a's daughters; keeper of the gem of earth; she will also be the queen of Lireo.
  • Karylle
    Ana Karylle Padilla Tatlonghari , better known as simply Karylle, has established herself as one of the most talented showbiz personalities in the Philippines. She is a respected singer, actress, TV host, athlete, and a writer/blogger....

     as Alena - one of Queen Mine-a's daughters; the keeper of the gem of water. She fell in love with Ybarro/Ybrahim.
  • Dingdong Dantes
    Dingdong Dantes
    Jose Sixto Raphael Gonzalez Dantes III, popularly known as Dingdong Dantes, is a director/actor and model, born on August 2, 1980 in Quezon City, Philippines.- Early years :...

     as Ybrahim - he was first known as Ybarro, a bandit who instantly fell inlove to Alena. As the episodes go on, he was revealed as the prince of Sapiro, Prince Ybrahim. He was chosen as the father of the daughter of Queen Amihan, Lira.
  • Richard Gomez
    Richard Gomez
    Richard Gomez is a Filipino actor, comedian, model, athlete, television presenter, and director. He is one of the famous actors in Philippine Cinema. He graduated from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.-Biography and Career:Gomez was raised by his grandmother...

     as Raquim- father of Amihan. He was killed by Hagorn.
  • Dawn Zulueta
    Dawn Zulueta
    Dawn Zulueta born on March 4, 1969 is a Filipino film and television actress.She studied at Colegio de Santa Rosa. She married businessman Anton Lagdameo...

     as Mine-a - the mother of Pirena, Amihan, Danaya and Alena. She was the queen of Lireo before passing the crown to Amihan
  • Jennylyn Mercado
    Jennylyn Mercado
    Jennylyn Mercado is a Filipina actress, singer, songwriter and model. She was the winner of the first season of StarStruck, a reality-based talent search show of GMA Network in the Philippines...

     as Lira/Milagros - she is the daughter of Amihan and Ybrahim. She was taken by Pirena and left her in the world of human so that her daughter, Mira can be the queen of Lireo without the people of Lireo realizing that the daughter raised by the Queen Amihan is not her real daughter.
  • Mark Herras
    Mark Herras
    Mark Angelo Santos Herras is a Filipino television and film actor. He won in the reality talent show StarStruck aired in GMA Network...

     as Anthony - a human who befriended Milagros/love interest of Milagros and Mira
  • Marky Cielo
    Marky Cielo
    Mark Angelo Cadaweng Cielo , better known as Marky Cielo, was a Filipino actor, dancer, and the first known Igorot in Philippine showbiz. He is notable for his win in the reality talent competition StarStruck...

     as Arman- son of Alena and Ybrahim
  • Yasmien Kurdi
    Yasmien Kurdi
    'Yasmien Yuson Kurdi , is a Filipina-Chinese-Lebanese award-winning Filipina singer, songwriter and actress. She was one of the Final Four in the first season of StarStruck, a reality-based talent search show by GMA Network in the Philippines where she finished first runner up...

     as Mira - Pirena's daughter who fell inlove with Anthony.
  • Pen Medina as Hagorn - leader of Hator and reavealed as the father of Pirena.
  • Polo Ravales as Hitano - one of Lireo's soldier and he's inlove with Alena. He will do everything to pursue Alena.
  • Alfred Vargas
    Alfred Vargas
    Alfredo Paolo Dumlao Vargas III is a Filipino actor and model. He was elected councilor in the 2nd District of Quezon City in 2010.-Biography and Career:...

     as Aquil - the loyal soldier of Lireo; he fell in love with Danaya.
  • Cindy Kurleto
    Cindy Kurleto
    Cynthia Kristina Kurleto is a model, actress, and a former MTV VJ in the Philippines. Her father is Austrian. She is known for being a commercial model and an FHM model in the Philippines and also for playing the role of Cassiopea in the hit series Encantadia and its prequel/sequel...

     as Cassiopea - known as "the eye". She can see anyone's future. She was revealed as the first queen of Lireo.
  • Ian Veneracion as Armeo - the king of Sapiro and the real father of Ybrahim.
  • Diane Sison as Mayne
  • John Regala as Apitong - adoptive father of Ybrahim.
  • Noel Urbano as the voice of Imaw - adviser of the late queen Mine-a and current queen Amihan.
  • Jake Cuenca
    Jake Cuenca
    Juan Carlos "Jake" Leveriza Cuenca is a Spanish-Filipino actor and model. He started as a GMA talent center artist, and later transferred to ABS-CBN's talent center, Star Magic.-Early life:...

     as Kahlil - son of Allena and Ybrahim.
  • Ella Cruz
    Ella Cruz
    Gabriela Annjane U. Cruz, better known by her screen name Ella Cruz , is a Filipina child actress.-Career:...

     as Cassandra - daughter of Lira
  • Bobby Andrews as Asval - a sapirian who wants to pursue the kingdom of Sapiro for his own.
  • Michael Roy Jornales as Apek - friend of Ybarro/Ybrahim
  • Marky Lopez as Wantuk - friend of Ybarro/Ybrahim
  • Arthur Solinap
    Arthur Solinap
    Arthur Gonzales Solinap, known as Arthur Solinap, is a Filipino actor and model.Solinap's career began as a member of Abztract Dancers together with his cousin Dingdong Dantes. He made his first TV appearance in 2005 portraying Muros in Encantadia...

     as Muros - one of the loyal soldier of Lireo
  • Nancy Castiglione as Muyak - she was the only one who knows that the real daughter of Queen Amihan was sent to the world of human.
  • Girlie Sevilla as Gurna - nanny of Pirena and she was later killed by her.
  • Leila Kuzma as Agane - right hand of Hagorn
  • Brad Turvey as Axilom
  • Gerard Pizzaras as Bandok
  • Benjie Paras
    Benjie Paras
    Venancio Johnson Paras, Jr. , better known as Benjie Paras, is a Filipino professional basketball player of the Philippine Basketball Association turned actor. He is the only PBA player to win both Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player honors, in a single season...

     as Wahid
  • Juliana Palermo as Lavanea
  • Romnick Sarmenta
    Romnick Sarmenta
    Romeo Nicolas Sarmenta Tejedor , better known by his screen name Romnick Sarmenta, is a Filipino actor. He is best remembered as the five-year-old boy who played the role of Peping in the TV series Gulong ng Palad.-Biography:He was born to Adonis F. Tejedor and Julie C. Sarmenta and is of Chinese...

     as Avilan - spirit of air
  • Antonio Aquitania as Alipato - spirit of fire
  • Sunshine Garcia as Agua - spirit of water
  • Margaret Wilson as Aera
  • Cheska Garcia as Aure
  • Buchao as Aser
  • Lloyd Barredo as Abog
  • Pinky Amador
    Pinky Amador
    Pinky Amador is an award winning Filipina actress, singer, commercial model and TV host.She was in the original London cast of the Cameron Mackintosh musical hit Miss Saigon.She is seen most on GMA Network....

     as Carmen - mother of Anthony
  • Vangie Labalan as Manang Rosing -
  • Jay Aquitania as Banjo - friend of Milagros in the world of human
  • Gayle Valencia as Dinna
  • Irma Adlawan as Amanda - adoptive but abusive mother of Milagros
  • Ehra Madrigal
    Ehra Madrigal
    Geralyn Gaspar Madrigal, who is better known by her screen name Ehra Madrigal is a Filipina actress. Her younger sister, Michelle Madrigal is also an actress.-Filmography:'Television...

     as Gigi - friend of Milagros in the world of human
  • Dino Guevarra as Carlos
  • Juan Carlo Dizon as Chao
  • Denise Laurel
    Denise Laurel
    Denise Maria Sanz Laurel is a Filipina actress and singer. Laurel is a member of ABS CBN's circle of homegrown talents, Star Magic.- Biography :...

    as Marge -
  • Allan Paule as Dado
  • CJ Ramos as Bono - friend of Anthony
  • Jackie Rice as Armea - daughter of Alena and Ybrahim

Encantadia: The Second Saga

  • On November 11, 2009, Yahoo News via PEP revealed as part of an interview that there is an ongoing production for a sequel to Encantadia and has a tentative title Encantadia: Isang Bagong Mundo
  • As of the last quarter of 2010, a recent interview with GMA Entertainment TV head Wilma Galvante confirmed Encantadia: The Second Saga's "green-light" for 2011 that was originally slated for 2010 but was pushed back because other TV projects were made.

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