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Home  |  Gods   |  Asian Gods   |  Korean Gods

Gods form a very important part of Korean Mythology in general as the conflict between gods and mortals forms the basis for many of the folklore and stories that stem out of the mythology of the region. The narratives of Korean shamanism feature a variety of gods and humans. They are frequently recited in ritual contexts to please the gods. This religion is at odds with the official ideology of Korean society.

Gods also are more humanly in nature and have a lot of physical characteristics that are common with mortals. Some of them have also been “state propagated” in the past which has be rejected by the citizens of Korea. The creation of the whole state of unified Korea has also been attributed to the gods in mythology.

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Disclaimer: While it is the intention of Mythlok and its editors to keep all the information about various characters as mythologically accurate as possible, this site should not be considered mythical, legendary or folkloric doctrine in any way. We welcome you using this website for any research, journal or study but citing this website for any academic work would be at your own personal risk.
Disclaimer: While it is the intention of Mythlok and its editors to keep all the information about various characters as mythologically accurate as possible, this site should not be considered mythical, legendary or folkloric doctrine in any way. We welcome you using this website for any research, journal or study but citing this website for any academic work would be at your own personal risk.