[KS] Korean female divinities

Baker Don ubcdbaker at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 10 14:09:28 EDT 2007

 The first place to look for female deities would be the folk religion. 
Some mountain gods are female rather than male. And there are a number of 
female gods and spirits who appear in shaman rituals. You also might want 
to look at Kwaneum (who is usually thought of as female in Korea) since she 
is important both in Buddhism and in folk religion.

Also, though they are not gods, you might also want to look at the role of 
female  martyrs in the Koreran Catholic Church.

Don Baker
Associate Professor, 
Department of Asian Studies
Director, Centre for Korean Research
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada V6T 1Z2
dbaker at interchange.ubc.ca, ubcdbaker at mac.com

>From: "Antonio Jos� Dom�nech del 
R�o"<antoniojdomenech at gmail.com>
>Reply-To: Korean Studies Discussion List <koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>
>To: koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws
>Subject: [KS] Korean female divinities
>Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 10:02:57 +0200
>Dear members,
>I am currently writing my Ph.D. dissertation in Malaga University 
>about Korean Women religious practices and in particular about the 
>practices and devotions related to female divine figures. I will be 
>grateful if you have any suggestion about the topic or any 
>indication you think may be relevant for my study.
>Thank you very much and it is a real pleasure to be part of this 
>Antonio J. Domenech

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