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Metal Horse

Cheolma is a metal horse enshrined and worshipped as a deity in village shrines. Also called soemal or soemul, metal horses as objects of worship are observed around the country. They are simplified renditions of a horse’s image, between five to ten centimeters long, their legs quite short in proportion to the large torso, some legs missing or cut off at the knee. Metal horses are the most common, but clay or stone horses are also observed. These figurines are associated with a range of diviniti

Korean Folk Beliefs
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