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Onŭli, The Goddess Of Fortune-Telling

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According to shamanist myths in the Korean mainland and Cheju Island, he creation God separated the sky and the earth, split the sun and moon to create stars, and separated living spirits from ghosts. This chapter narrates a myth about Onŭli, The Goddess of Fortune-telling. Onŭli sincerely prayed to the King of Heaven to be merciful to the maids for their mistakes. After the prayer, she put the scoop into the water jar and the water within dried up instantly. The heavenly maids were delighted and expressed their sincere appreciation. They offered to guide her to Wŏnch'ŏngang by accompanying Onŭli until she reached her destination. So, Onŭli and the heavenly maids journeyed together until they arrived at a big temple. When they reached Wŏnch'ŏngang, the heavenly maids wished Onŭli good fortune before they parted.

Keywords: fortune telling Goddess; heavenly maids; Korean mainland; Onŭli; shamanist myths; Wŏnch'ŏngang



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