the craggy Earth / Mother sacred mountain of Ganghwa-do
Goryeo-san 436m (northern Ganghwa Island)
(including Byeollim-san 400m & Bongcheon-san 291m) Site of several important Buddhist temples
(Jeokseok-sa, Cheongryeon-sa & Baekryeon-sa) and Shamanic shrines including the large new
dang of "National Shaman" [Gukmu] Kim Kum-hwa, one of Korea's most famous Manshin, and
a variety of Goryeo Dynasty relics associated with various legends (including a fortress & royal
Above: signboard of the Main Hall reading (unusually for signboards
with Chinese characters) left-to-right Daewang-sa [Great King Temple].
Left: in the San-shin Hall, a kitschy image of a tiger roaring at
the Moon is above an unusual image of Danjong-wang sitting on
his throne in a Heavenly setting, as he would have been if he had
not been dethroned and killed by his uncle, and his ghost on a
white horse being offered-to by the Mayor of Yeongwol.
Right: the main icon in the San-shin
Hall is this excellent painting of the
Mountain-spirit, clearly done by the
same artist that did the Dan-gun one
above. it's quite dynamic and filled
with many of the usual symbols.