TALHAE – Also called Tarhae. The wife of King Hamdalpa of Wan-Ha in Yongsong had been married to him for seven years but had yet to produce an heir to the throne. She prayed to the gods for a child and at length she produced a large egg, from which a handsome boy named Talhae emerged.
King Hamdalpa’s advisors told him a child born unnaturally from an egg was a bad omen and that he should get rid of the child. Hamdalpa had the boy placed in a large floating chest along with seven treasures plus a male and female slave. A red dragon arose from the sea to guard the chest, a red dragon sent by a dragon god who was Talhae’s real father. The chest floated at sea for seven days, during which time Talhae grew to adulthood and stood a full nine feet tall.
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As always here at Balladeer’s Blog I like to examine topics that I feel don’t get enough attention. The gods and goddesses of Korea are the topic of this latest article on an underappreciated pantheon of deities. Readers interested in myths from around the world may want to also check out my pages on Navajo, Vietnamese and Bunyoro myths. In addition I have done articles on Shinto mythology – https://glitternight.com/shinto-myth/
Plus a two-part look at Hawaiian mythology – Part One – https://glitternight.com/2011/02/20/the-top-eleven-deities-in-hawaiian-mythology/
And Part Two – https://glitternight.com/2011/03/02/eleven-more-deities-from-hawaiian-mythology-2/
11. IGONG – Also called Hallakkungi, this god tended the Flower Garden Of Life And Death. This garden contained flowers that were really the souls of each person on Earth and Igong oversaw the Continue reading