An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology

An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology


This hugely attractive quantity by means of one in every of Korea s major students of comparative mythology the the 1st examine of its variety in English presents a necessary creation to centuries-old ideals, myths and folks stories in terms of Cosmology and Flood, beginning and Agriculture, Messengers of the Underworld, Shamans, sickness, success, Love and relations, Gods of Village Shrines, and Heroes. Containing thirty conventional tales, the publication is absolutely illustrated all through and incorporates a big variety of Korean artwork, together with infrequent shamanist work, in addition to the paintings of a few modern Korean artists. all of the tales, in response to Korean oral culture, were retold by way of the writer in keeping with their major plot and that means as the unique texts songs by way of shamans, containing many out of date phrases and imprecise idioms, are usually not simply understood this present day. the unique name and resource, together with textual content notes, are supplied on the finish of every tale. the writer s advent units out the historic historical past and importance of the myths that seem right here. He additionally offers complete info of every of the Korean gods and their roles in mythology. whereas being a welcome boost to the literature on Korean tradition for the non-specialist, "An Illustrated consultant to Korean Mythology" additionally offers a useful reference resource for students and researchers within the fields of East Asian Mythology and Anthropology, in addition to Korean heritage, faith and Literature."

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