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주자(1130~1200)의 이름의 희, 호는 회암, 자양 등으로 불리우며 송학을 집대성하고 성리학 체계를 이룩하여 주자학의 시조가 되신 현으로 그가 저작한 책은 700여권에 달한다.
주자학은 1224년 고려로 정치 망명한 그의 중손 주잠에 의하여 처음으로 이땅에 들어왔으며 안향, 정몽주, 이생, 길재 등 고려조의 학자가 이를 계승하였다.
조선조에 와서는 국학이 되어 김종직, 조광조, 서경덕, 이황, 이이, 송시열 등 많은 학자가 배출 되었으며, 한중일 동양 삼국유학의 주류를 이루어 현재 세계 각국학자들에 의하여 재평가 연구되어 있다.
이 묘는 1978년 10월에 준공되었으며 후손들이 매년 5월 5일에 제사를 올리고 있다.
Korea is one of the oldest continuous civilizations in the world with over five thousand years of history. According to the original creation myth, the world we live in today is the work of the Heavenly Prince Hwanung, whose father was the King of Heaven.The Heavenly Prince asked his father to give him some land to govern, so the Father sent him down to Mount Taebaek. With him the Prince brought the Minister of Clouds, the Earl of Rain and the Chancellor of Wind. They also brought three thousand helpers.Under the shade of a sandalwood tree the Prince founded a holy city called Sinsi, the City of God. He put his Ministers in charge of three hundred and sixty areas of human culture, teaching them to grow crops and to make laws concerning what is good and what is evil.A tiger and a bear living in a nearby cave saw this city and desperately wanted to become human. Every day they came to the sandalwood tree at the center of the city to pray fervently for becoming humans.Hwanung saw their devotion and gave them instructions to remain in the cave and fast for one month, eating nothing but garlic and mugwort. The tiger was too impatient to stand the long and boring days in the cave, so he gave up and left, but Bear maintained the fast. At the end of the month she was transformed into a beautiful woman who became the mother of the Korean people.Her first son was Don-gun, the First King of the Korean people. When Don-Gun passed on the throne to his own son, he became a Mountain God. It is interesting that mountain gods are still worshipped today in Korea.Text by Steve Smith.