Tuesday 5 September 2023

Book Review: Encyclopedia of Korean Folk Beliefs

Title: Encyclopedia of Korean Folk Beliefs
Author: National Folk Museum of Korea
Publisher: Gil-Job-Le Media
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 225
Format: eBook - PDF
Genre: Non-Fiction/Folklore
Source: Read on Scribd

Concepts ~ Rites and Officiants ~ Divinities and Sacred Entities ~ Ritual Venues ~ Ritual Props ~ Ritual Offerings ~ References


The Encyclopedia of Korean Folk Beliefs is an interesting and informative work. It is divided into sections, and under those headings it lists alphabetically different items and their explanations, including a wealth of colour images showing different components of the rituals and the events that take place during them. It is a comprehensive and well-presented work that will be of interest to anyone intrigued by Korean folk customs and shamanism. I am giving it 4.5 stars.

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