Village God Myth(堂神话)

Village God Myth

Headword

당신화 ( 堂神话 , Dangsinhwa )

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Korean Folk Literature > Folk tales > Concepts

Writer PyoInju(表仁柱)

Dangsinhwa refers to the myth of the village god (dangsin) worshipped in the village’s communal rituals, which narrates the story of the deity’s enshrinement at the village shrine.

On Jeju Island, these narratives are called dangbonpuri (village god origin myth), while in inland regions they are called maeulsinhwa (village myth): The former tells the story of a village god’s origins while the latter of a god worshipped in village shrines deemed as sacred within the boundaries of naturally formed villages.

Village God Myth

Village God Myth
Headword

당신화 ( 堂神话 , Dangsinhwa )

Location of the encyclopedia

Korean Folk Literature > Folk tales > Concepts

Writer PyoInju(表仁柱)

Dangsinhwa refers to the myth of the village god (dangsin) worshipped in the village’s communal rituals, which narrates the story of the deity’s enshrinement at the village shrine.

On Jeju Island, these narratives are called dangbonpuri (village god origin myth), while in inland regions they are called maeulsinhwa (village myth): The former tells the story of a village god’s origins while the latter of a god worshipped in village shrines deemed as sacred within the boundaries of naturally formed villages.