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The roles of animals in the Foundation Myths and Biographies Suha Gwon 217312463 October 9 th , 2019 Animals have played significant roles in the foundations and biographies and the recorded myths of the peoples of ancient Korea. Korean mythology are the stories passed down by word of mouth over thousands of years on the Korean Peninsula and only written down in historical times. These stories serve as creation myths about the world and origin myths about nature or the social world. The essay is focused on the variety of relationships noted between humans and animals. There has been a significant increase in knowledge of how humans and animals affect each other’s behavior and life as well. Humans used animals as their main food source, sometimes as objects of faith and also animals were used as sacrifices to the gods. In the ancient societies, animals were considered food, transportation, divinity, magic, and plays a role between god and man. The role of animals is related to role between god and man. In the Tangun story, the king gave them a bundle of sacred mugworts and twenty cloves of garlic. Mugworts and garlic have been believed to defeat bad things and have been used to give spirituality to animal being. (tutorial) He told them “If you eat these and sun the sunlight for one hundred days, you’ll assume human forms.” (Anthology of Korean

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