[4/7] KOREAN GODS AND GODDESSES | YEOMNA Yeomna (염라) or Yeomra, in Korean mythology, is a supreme ruler and fifth of the ten kings of the underworld (Shi-wang), who judges the sins of the deceased and decide what to do with them. He is based on Yama, a wrathful underworld god of the Hindu Vedas.
Seokga (석가) is rebellious trickster god in Korean mythology. He and Mireuk were responsible for the creation of the world. His name is also used to refer to Siddhartha Gautama in Korean. According to the Changsega, the deity Seokga attempted to usurp Mireuk, the initial creator of the world, in three contests.
Jacheongbi (자청비) is a Korean earth goddess who is also the goddess of love. She disguises herself as a young man in order to pursue higher education in the company of a young god for whom she has an attraction... The implication is that her desire for education & opportunity is equal to that for her young god, & she will simply do whatever is needed to achieve her goals...
Samshin-Halmang (삼신 할머니) is the Korean goddess of life and childbirth. She was once a human girl, but after winning the flower-blooming contest (flowers symbolize life in Korean mythology) between her and the Dragon Lord’s daughter, she became the Goddess charged with pregnancy and delivering of babies. She protects babies and mothers from harm, and is the patron of midwives. It is said that after midwives die, they become spirits called ‘Samshin’ and help Samshin-halmang. #myth