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This front matter section of the book titled An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology contains the table of contents, preface, introduction and the Korean gods. The book explains the Korean myths according to the roles of the gods. Korean myths clearly demonstrate that there exist many variations describing gods who take essentially identical roles, but appear in different plots. Korean myths tend to focus on the role played by the god who is the protagonist in the story.

Keywords: Korean gods; Korean myths; protagonist



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