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A: Night view of Gwanak Cultural Center & Library

di Min Heo, 260 metri di distanza

Gwanak Cultural Center & Library is built in 2002. it is open for residents, and has various kind...

Night view of Gwanak Cultural Center & Library

B: courtyard of Gwanak Cultural Center & Library

di Min Heo, 280 metri di distanza

Gwanak Cultural Center & Library is built in 2002. it is open for residents, and has various kind...

courtyard of Gwanak Cultural Center & Library

C: Musium of Art, Seoul National University

di Min Heo, 780 metri di distanza

Musium of Art in Seoul National University is established in 1995, located right behind the enterance...

Musium of Art, Seoul National University

D: Stadium of Seoul National University

di Min Heo, 840 metri di distanza

Stadium of Seoul National University

E: a royal azalea and pine tree, Seoul National University Museum

di Min Heo, 950 metri di distanza

Seoul National University Museum was opened in 1940, total area of which is around 6,000 ㎡ and has ar...

a royal azalea and pine tree, Seoul National University Museum

H: Cultural Center, SNU

di Min Heo, 1.2 km di distanza

Cultural Center, SNU

I: Lake park, Kwanak Mountain

di Min Heo, 1.2 km di distanza

Kwanak Mountain(629m) is located on the southern boundary of Seoul city, one of the city park area of...

Lake park, Kwanak Mountain

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Korea

Questa è una vista generale di Korea

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.

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