Dangun Wanggeom

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Chae Yong-sin
published on 12 October 2016

An early 19th century CE portrait of Dangun Wanggeom (Tangun). According to Korean mythology, as recounted in the 13th century CE Samguk yusa ('Memorabilia of the Three Kingdoms'), the state of Gojoseon (Old Choson) was founded in 2333 BCE by Dangun who was the offspring of the god Hwanung and a female bear transformed into a woman.

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