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Understanding of Korean Culture through the Korean Mythology - focusing on relationship between God and human being

  • The Research of the Korean Classic
  • 2014, (29), pp.109-136
  • Publisher : The Research Of The Korean Classic
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature > Korean Literature > Korean classic prose

Oh, Se-jeong 1

1충북대학교

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ABSTRACT

It is possible a better understanding of Korean culture to research the relationship between God and human being in the mythology of Korea. It's no wonder that human beings submit to God and worship God in general mythology. However, many different cases of the relationship between God and human being appear in the Korean myths. It is an important and main characteristics of Korean mythology that God and human beings are equal and mutually beneficial relationship. In particular, it is a very important feature that God and human being connects the family relationships. We can see what the view of God and human being from the relationship between God and human being are as follows. Human beings are imperfect existence, however they have a possibility to get rising ontologically. God seems to be a perfect existence, actually has a deficiency. Therefore God and human being try to be brought together, so they meet the deficiency and achieve ontological rising. God and human being can be born again new and more perfect beings by building a relationship of family. The new human born between God and human being is the most ideal being. Korean myths can be said that the story of ideal human being.

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