An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology

BOOK
MYTHOLOGY

Won-Oh Choi
An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology

This highly engaging volume is by one of Korea’s leading scholars of comparative mythology. The first study of its kind in English provides a valuable introduction to centuries-old beliefs, myths and folk tales relating to Cosmology and Flood, Birth and Agriculture, Messengers of the Underworld, Shamans, Disease, Good Fortune, Love and Family, Gods of Village Shrines, and Heroes. Containing thirty traditional stories, the book is fully illustrated throughout and contains a wide variety of Korean art, including rare shamanist paintings, as well as the work of some contemporary Korean artists.

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