Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The House God And The House-Site Goddess

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

According to shamanist myths in the Korean mainland and Cheju Island, the creation God separated the sky and the earth, split the sun and moon to create stars, made day and night, and separated living spirits from ghosts. This chapter narrates a myth where Hwang Uyang became the House God and his wife became the House-site Goddess. Hwang Uyang spoke comforting words to his wife, 'Now, we can't have any children. However, we can live in conjugal harmony. If we die, I will become a house God and you will become an earth Goddess. Let us roam about all over the country. When we arrive at a predestined family, let us build a house, give it wealth, rank, and fame, and prosperity for all time'. Thus Hwang Yang became the House God of every street and corner and his wife became the House-site Goddess.

Keywords: conjugal harmony; house God; house-site Goddess; Hwang Uyang; Korean mainland; shamanist myths

10.1163/ej.9781905246601.i-320.37
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9781905246601.i-320.37
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation