the "Human-like" sacred mountain of Ganghwa-do
(466m) (central Ganghwa-do)
(including Toimo-san 339m)
Site of several interesting Buddhist temples (Hwangryeon-sa) and Shamanic shrines,
featuring a new Dan-gun Seongjeon [Saint-Hall shrine for Korea's Founding-King].
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.