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Kitchen God

Jowang is a fire god that governs the kitchen and oversees the fortunes of the family and the health and welfare of their descendants. The kitchen is a place where humans can control and use fire for their purposes, where fire is used to cook food and to heat the house. The kitchen is also a space for the women of the house, and thus Jowang is a deity worshipped by the wife in the family or her mother-in-law. The kitchen deity worshipped by the general public is a goddess, referred to as Jowangg

Korean Folk Beliefs
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