[4/7] KOREAN GODS AND GODDESSES | YEOMNA  Yeomna (염라) or Yeomra, in Korean mythology, is a supreme ruler and fifth of the ten kings of the underworld (Shi-wang), who judges the sins of the deceased and decide what to do with them. He is based on Yama, a wrathful underworld god of the Hindu Vedas.

Yeomna (염라) or Yeomra, in Korean mythology, is a supreme ruler and fifth of the ten kings of the underworld (Shi-wang), who judges the sins of the deceased and decide what to do with them. He is based on Yama, a wrathful underworld god of the Hindu Vedas.

Samshin-Halmang (삼신 할머니) is the Korean goddess of life and childbirth.  She was once a human girl, but after winning the flower-blooming contest (flowers symbolize life in Korean mythology) between her and the Dragon Lord’s daughter, she became the Goddess charged with pregnancy and delivering of babies. She protects babies and mothers from harm, and is the patron of midwives. It is said that after midwives die, they become spirits called ‘Samshin’ and help Samshin-halmang. #myth

Samshin-Halmang (삼신 할머니) is the Korean goddess of life & childbirth

An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology by Won-Oh Choi ONLINE FREE

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An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology by Won-Oh Choi ONLINE FREE

Dalnim (달님) is the Korean goddess of the moon. She was originally a girl named Dalsun who climbed to heaven and became the moon. #myth

dalnim (달님) / korean goddess of the moon. originally a girl named dalsun who climbed to heaven and became the moon

Jowangshin (조왕신) is the Korean goddess of fire and the hearth. She is part of the Gashin, a branch of deities believed to protect the various objects and rooms of the house. #myth

Jowangshin (조왕신) is the Korean goddess of fire and she is part of the Gashin, a branch of deities believed to protect home. Some of the other world Fire (element) Goddesses are: Sehkmet, Brigid, Vesta, Kali.

Imoogi- Korean myth: a proto-dragon. It was sometimes described as a huge snake like creature before it can be a real dragon. It has to pass three tests to become a full dragon. First it has to come to the aid of others to get its legs, then it has to swim through water to get its fire breath, then it has to take a literal leap of faith to then sprout wings.

Imoogi- Korean myth: a proto-dragon. It was sometimes described as a huge snake like creature before it can be a real dragon. It has to pass…

Dian Mu [電母] is the Chinese goddess of lightning, who is said to have used flashing mirrors to send bolts of lightning across the sky. It is believed that she can distinguish good from evil in order to uphold justice. The legend of Dian Mu goes that, in ancient times, there was no lightning during thunderstorms. One night, the God of Thunder killed a good woman by mistake. He blamed himself for a long time. The Jade Emperor commiserated with the victim and conferred Dian Mu on him.

Dian Mu [電母] is the Chinese goddess of lightning, who is said to have used…

Nüwa [女媧] is a goddess in ancient Chinese mythology best known for creating mankind and repairing the wall of heaven. #myth

Mythology ~ Nüwa [女媧] is a goddess in ancient Chinese mythology best known for creating mankind and repairing the wall of heaven.

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Middle Class in Joseon.

THE TOP 11 DEITIES IN KOREAN MYTHOLOGY | Balladeer's Blog

THE TOP 11 DEITIES IN KOREAN MYTHOLOGY | Balladeer's Blog

Xiezhi or Haetae is a legendary creature in Chinese and Korean mythology.

Xiezhi or Haetae is a legendary creature in Chinese and Korean mythology.

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