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The Snake Goddess Migrated To Cheju Island

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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, separated living spirits from ghosts. This chapter narrates a myth about the snake Goddess, who migrated to Cheju Island. Cheju Island's Mr.Kang of the punishment bureau and Mr.Han of the personnel bureau intended to pay tribute to the king. When Mr.Kang and Mr.Han opened the chest, sure enough, rough silk and fine silk were there. When they took it out, beneath the silk there was a snake. They felt suspicious about it, so they at once held a shamanist rite for it, and then the daughters were cured. And so in this manner, the village people began to serve the Goddess sincerely as the master of the shrine, and their ancestor.

Keywords: Cheju Island; Mr.Han; Mr.Kang; punishment bureau; shamanist rite; snake Goddess



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