said the unseen world and humans closer together. Not infrequently, people endowed abilities – the so-called sixth sense – to see the manifestation of the supernatural residents. In the folklore of Korea (North Korea and South), there are a number of popular urban legend in the community. Here are the top ten supernatural creatures are popular in Korea, quoted from Merdeka:
Chollima is the figure of the winged horse that comes from China and general myths portrayed in East Asian cultures. Some Chollima statue can be found in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. It is also the nickname for the national football team of North Korea. Chollima statue symbolizes heroism, constant, the fighting spirit of the Korean people, innovation and progress so fast. Chollima one of the famous statue in Korea can be found at Mansu Hill, and was completed on April 15, 1961.
Yaksha is the name of a type of spirit that is generally described kind, whose job is to take care of the natural resources hidden in the earth and tree roots. They appear in the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist literature. In Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist texts, Yaksha is described as having a split personality. On the one hand, offensively Yaksa might act, if it is linked to the forests and mountains. Yaksha woman, known as yaksinis, described as a beautiful young woman with a happy round face and full breasts and hips.
Gumiho is a creature that appears in the legend of the Korean people, and similar to the werewolf stories in Europe. According to the fable, a fox that lives a thousand years turns into a gumiho (demon fox). He then can freely change its form, among others, to be a pretty girl who likes to seduce men, and eat their liver or heart (depending on the legend).
Jowangshin is the symbol of the goddess of fire and hearth in Korean shamanism. Jowangshin has become one of Korea’s most famous gods. This god was once so revered by the people of Korea for thousands of years. Jowangshin ritual worship mainly developed in South Korea and in any Jowangshin festival, the deity honored by presenting Tteok (rice cakes) and fruit on the altar.
[lihat.co.id] – Dokkaebi (goblin) is a supernatural creature that appears in many Korean folklore. Although generally portrayed scary, Dokkaebi also often portrayed as being funny. These creatures like to do stupid, especially on the bad guys. Dokkaebi not a ghost, because it does not taste of death. He comes into the world through the transformation of inanimate objects. Dokkaebi also also told to have a cap called dokkaebi gamtu. It is said that people who use it can have the power of invisibility.
6. Egg ghosts or Dal Gyal Gwishin
Eggs ghost refers to dalgyal guishin, a kind of ghost are popular in Korea. Its name comes from its resemblance to an egg. He does not have arms, legs, head, eyes, nose, or even mouth. It is said that if one can see the ghost of an egg, he will soon die. The origin and personality of this ghost is not significant. Many myths say that some of the eggs have turned into a ghost eggs, hide themselves, and get out when they want.
7. Three-legged crow or Samjok-o
three legged crow is a creature found in various mythologies and arts of East Asia and North Africa. This creature believed to inhabit and represent the sun. Also being shown in Egyptian myth, where he appeared on a wall mural. In Korean mythology, the three-legged crow known as Samjok-o. During the reign of the kingdom of Koguryo, Samjok-o become a highly respected symbol.
Cheukshin believed to form as a young girl with long hair 150 cm. Cheonjiwang supreme god who was angry at him banished him to the latrine and kitchen goddess Jowangshin, is said to have spent a lot of time to count all the creatures hair. For three days in a lunar calendar-6, latrines should be avoided so as not to provoke anger Cheukshin man.
Munshin is the god of doors in Korean folk legend. Munshin worship most commonly found on the island of Jeju, where Munshin (known as Munjeon) is one of the most widely worshiped deities. Jeju Island residents believe in two gods doors, namely Ilmunshin, god of the front door, and Dwitmunshin, god of the back door. Ritual for Munshin called Munjeonje. This ritual happens on Lunar Lunar January or March. In Munjeonje ritual, a shaman would sacrifice a cock, whose blood is then sprayed on the door, and buried his head in the door.
Teojushin is protective ground where the house was built and is also known as Jishin or goddess of the earth. In Honam, there is no entity that resembles Teojushin. However, there is a god called Cheollyungshin, Jangdok protector, or a container of sauce. Compared with other gods such as Jowangshin or Seongjushin, Teojushin less well known in Korea, but he remains an important god in Korean mythology.
Here are ten popular supernatural creatures in Korean folk culture. All regions would have a legendary mystical story. Believe it or not, all depends on you.