Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2010

Keywords

shamanism, Korean literature, Korean oral literature, princess, myths, mythology

Subject Categories

Korean Literature, Oral

Abstract

The authors present a comparison of the effects and content a Korean on healing and consolation originating from the two different worlds traditional story, the Abandoned Princess and how they console the dead and the living through songs and poetry from these two different worlds. The paper will demonstrate and analyze mystic syllables narrated in the songs by a Korean Shaman and how repeating words and following actions revive the soul of the deceased and beleaguered. The magical powers of transforming the dead and communicating to the living through repeating 8 lines narratives on healing and consolation originating from the two different worlds will be examined in the context of culture of Buddhism and Taoism, and the effects of oral history.

Comments

Presented at the Society of Korean Oral Literature, Korea University, Seoul.

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