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Korean Mythology

A Concise Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Sagas, Rituals and Beliefs of Korean Myths
Narrated by: Gareth Johnson
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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Summary

This book is dedicated to exploring the gods and goddesses that the Koreans of old worshiped, and within it, you will find more information about:

  • Strange creatures from Korean mythology 
  • The Korean mythology of Tangu and Ahri
  • Gods and goddesses, and their background stories, from Korean mythology 
  • Supernatural powers, relationships, and dramatic legends 
  • Persisting values from Korean mythology that are present today 

Korean mythology is intricate, complex, and the ideals behind some of their mythological beliefs were often intertwined with real-life events. This book will examine how both myth and fact contributed to the culture and traditions of the Koreans, and how these influences and some stories continue to live on throughout the centuries. 

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This summarizes the most important Korean myths, gods, and creatures. I think it's a great book. I enjoyed listening to it.

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  • AAS
  • 20-10-18

Best book

It is the story of our flawed human selves, our vast human longings, our capacity for love, cruelty, error and redemption. "Each life contains as much meaning as all of history," Chung writes in Forgotten Country.

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  • Jacob Hoeninghausen
  • 20-12-18

Not exactly what I was looking for.

I guess you could say this book was informative, but not exactly what I was looking for. I was hoping it would be the actual stories of myth, instead, it was two or three sentences about various myth. Not even a full synopsis. More like a lecture from a bored professor who forgot to show up to class until the last day of the semester and tried to cover all subjects in one sitting.

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  • Abigail
  • 20-10-18

This is best book for Korean Mythology

Really love these stories for my kids...I'm half Korean and my mom used to tell me tales when I was a kid and I couldn't remember exactly what the tales were...this book reminds me of my mom's storytelling and the moral lessons popular in Korean storytelling.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-10-18

Perfect book

This was a gift to my sister for her soon to be born son! What great way to keep our Korean heritage thriving in her son!

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  • Ava
  • 20-10-18

Best book

Good read for those who would like to learn about Korean stories and the nuances of their culture. Some have parallels with stories some famous stories like the lion and the mouse, etc....

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-10-18

Nice book

I'm learning about my own culture through this book of folktales! My daughter and I read one story every night! Love it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-10-18

Excellent book

We are moving to Korea and bought this book to learn more about the customs there. What a great book! Nice artwork and lots of interesting stories.

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  • Nahar
  • 20-10-18

Helpful book

A great collection of Korean Fairy Tales translated from the original Hangul language they were written in. This book helped me to understand more of the great culture of Korea where I'm currently stationed.

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  • sahinur
  • 20-10-18

Great book

I have fond memories of growing up with these stories in Korea. I now have a son and wanted to try to kindle his love of reading and fuel his appreciation of a good story.