The Mother goddess – Sungmo – Korean mythology

The Korean goddess Sungmo The “Holy Mother” This tale is very interesting, the white rabbit led ancient mystery here but as always, there is more to this than meets the eye so let’s begin. Sungmo also called, Daemo “Great Mother” Jamo “Benevolent Mother” Sinmo “Divine Mother” Nogo “Ancient Lady” Chungkyun Moju “Empress Mother of the Rightful View” The mother goddess Sungmo is known, by many other names, Sungmo a mother goddess in the Korean indigenous and shamanic religious culture. Mother goddess Sungmo is especially regarded as the mother of the Heavenly King and matrix of the mu in some myths. In other myths the mu are instead regarded as descendants of Dangun. Some myths in the Korean tradition trace the origin and power of the mu (shamans) to the Sungmo, or to a princess who is later transformed into a goddess, with the divine investiture of the mu, passed down through female princely lineage. In the myth of the mother goddess Sungmo, a man, Pobu Hwasang encountered the “Holy Mother of the Heavenly King on the top of a mountain. The Holy Mother goddess Sungmo became a human being and married him, giving birth to eight girls, the first mudang. According to philological studies, this myth was formed in the Silla period, when Buddhism and influences from China had already entered the Korean peninsula. The myth of the princess is the most popular, and it differs from a region to another. In one of the versions the princess Sungmo is Ahwang Kongju of the Yao kingdom on the Asian mainland or another kingdom. The princess had a strong connection to the Divine, granting welfare to her people. The king sent the princess among the people, who began to worship her for her healing powers. The mudang were established as the mother goddess Sungmo successors.
From Korean mythology, Taegeuk “Great Pole” representing Heaven blue, Earth red and man yellow, or the divine trinity of Haneullim (Hwanin, Hwanung, Dangun) Korean mythology refers to stories passed down by word of mouth over thousands of years on the Korean Peninsula. These stories serve as creation myths about the world and origin myths about nature or the social world. Korean myths are often localized and concern specific villages or clans. The earliest Korean myths predate Buddhist, Confucian, and Taoist beliefs and are instead rooted in Korean shamanism. Rituals that glorify shamanistic gods are central to the retelling of Korean shamanistic myths. Please watch video for more information regarding the mother goddess Sungmo from Korean mythology at ancient mystery on youtube.


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The Mother goddess – Sungmo – Korean mythology

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