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A Hero Who Killed Poly-Headed Generals

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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, and separated living spirits from ghosts. This chapter narrates a myth about a hero, who Killed Poly-headed generals. The boy lived on Cheju Island in South Chosŏn. In the first battle, he killed a two-headed general. In the second battle, he killed a three-headed general. And in the third battle, he killed a four-headed general. Then there were no more generals to oppose him. When he had restored peace to the world, the king said, 'You have defeated all of these generals. For this I shall give you land and water and you can live by collecting taxes from the land and state'.

Keywords: Cheju Island; Poly-headed generals; South Choson



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