Hwanin


Hwanin
Hwanin
Hangul 환인
Hanja 桓因
Revised Romanization Hwan-in
McCune–Reischauer Hwan-in

Hwanin, (also pronounced "Han-in" 한인) or "Divine Regent" is a figure in Korean mythology. In the traditional Dangun mythology he is portrayed as the Emperor of Heaven himself, with his son Hwanung 환웅(桓雄) and his grandson Dangun being the mythical founder of Korea. According to the budoji(1953), Hwanin is the grandson of Hwang-gung 황궁(黃穹), one of the Four Men of Heaven and considered a direct ancestor of the Korean people. Hwanin 환인(桓因) is an alias of Indra.[1] Hwanin 환인(桓因) is the name on Buddhism of Indra, this name is widely used in east Asia.

See also

References

  1. ^ 三國遺事 卷第一 紀異 第一, 昔有桓因 謂帝釋也

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