Household Deities

Headword

삼신 ( Samsin )

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Korean Folk Beliefs > Worship of Household Gods > Divinities

Writer BaekMinyoung(白旻永)
Date of update 2019-01-31

Gasin are household deities that are worshipped within a home.

In Korean folk religion, household deities reside in various parts of the home and are believed to be responsible for peace and wellbeing in the family, and the health and longevity of its members. Myriad household gods are worshipped, including Seongju (House Guardian God), Teoju (Land Tutelary God), Jowang (Kitchen Deity), Samsin (Goddess of Childbearing), Daegamsin (State Official God), Chilseong (Seven Stars), and Eop (God of Property). Yongwang (Dragon King), Umasin (Cattle God), Munsin (Gate God), Cheuksin (Outhouse God), Cheollyung (Backyard God) are also common household gods. Some families also worship Josang (Ancestor God) or Byeolsang (Deceased Royalty God).

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Household Deities

Household Deities
Location of the encyclopedia

Korean Folk Beliefs > Worship of Household Gods > Divinities

Writer BaekMinyoung(白旻永)
Date of update 2019-01-31

Gasin are household deities that are worshipped within a home. In Korean folk religion, household deities reside in various parts of the home and are believed to be responsible for peace and wellbeing in the family, and the health and longevity of its members. Myriad household gods are worshipped, including Seongju (House Guardian God), Teoju (Land Tutelary God), Jowang (Kitchen Deity), Samsin (Goddess of Childbearing), Daegamsin (State Official God), Chilseong (Seven Stars), and Eop (God of Property). Yongwang (Dragon King), Umasin (Cattle God), Munsin (Gate God), Cheuksin (Outhouse God), Cheollyung (Backyard God) are also common household gods. Some families also worship Josang (Ancestor God) or Byeolsang (Deceased Royalty God).