Hwanung

Hwanung

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hwanung (Supreme Divine Regent) is an important figure in the mythological origins of Korea. He plays a central role in the story of Dangun Wanggeom, the legendary founder of Gojoseon, the first kingdom of Korea. Hwanung is the son of Hwanin, the "Lord of Heaven." Along with his ministers of clouds, rain, and wind, he instituted laws and moral codes and taught the humans various arts, medicine, and agriculture. According to the Dangun creation myth, Hwanung yearned to live on the earth among the valleys and the mountains. Hwanin permitted Hwanung and 3000 followers to depart and they descended from heaven to a sandalwood tree on Baekdu Mountain, then called Taebaek Mountain. There Hwanung founded Sinsi ("City of God") and gave himself the title Heaven King. In a cave near the sandalwood tree lived a bear and a tiger who came to the tree every day to pray to Hwanung. One day Hwangung gave the bear and the tiger twenty bulbs of garlic and some divine mugwort. Hwanung promised if they ate only his garlic and mugwort and stayed in the cave out of the sunlight for one hundred days he would make them human.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135729004
  • 9786135729009