White Ritual Paper

Baekji is the term for sheets of white paper used in shamanic rituals as sacred objects or as offeri

Korean Folk Beliefs

Nose Ring for Cows

Soekotture is the term for the wooden ring attached to the nose of a cow, also used as a sorcery too

Korean Folk Beliefs

Paper Flower

Jihwa, or paper flowers, are ornaments used for expressing devotion to the gods in a shamanic ritual

Korean Folk Beliefs

Smallpox Prevention Ritual

Sonnimgut, literally meaning, “guest ritual, ” is a shamanic ritual segment for worshipping the god

Korean Folk Beliefs

Kitchen God

Jowang is a fire god that governs the kitchen and oversees the fortunes of the family and the health

Korean Folk Beliefs

The Shaman Legacy

Mudangnaeryeok (The Shaman Legacy) is an illustrated book of each of the segments that make up the s

Korean Folk Beliefs

Rite for Tutelary Spirit of Eunsan

Eunsan Byeolsinje is a traditional communal rite observed in Buyeo, South Chungcheong Province, desi

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Ritual for Big Catch

Pungeoje is the term for rituals held in the coastal regions to pray for peace in the village, safet

Korean Folk Beliefs

Earthenware Jar

Danji is an earthenware jar that is worshipped as a sacred entity enshringing a household god, or as

Korean Folk Beliefs

Metal Horse

Cheolma is a metal horse enshrined and worshipped as a deity in village shrines.Also called soemal o

Korean Folk Beliefs

Prickly Castor-Oil Tree

Eomnamu, or prickly castor-oil tree, particularly its thorny branches, are used in Korean folk relig

Korean Folk Beliefs

Earthenware Jar

Danji is an earthenware jar that is worshipped as a sacred entity enshringing a household god, or as

Korean Folk Beliefs

Land Tutelary God

Teoju, or Land Tutelary God, resides on the grounds of a house, overseeing peace in the family and s

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Goblin

Dokkaebi is a spirit possessing extraordinary powers and skills, using them to enchant, tease, taunt

Korean Folk Beliefs

Boat Ritual

Baegosa is a worship ritual to pray for a big catch and safety on a boat.This ritual is held private

Korean Folk Beliefs

Earthenware Steamer

Siru is an earthenware steamer that is used for cooking grains and also as a prop in folk rituals.Th

Korean Folk Beliefs