Korean Shamans in South Korean Entertainment Media

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Titiwat Angula
Kidakarn Kundetchitcharoen

Abstract

The purposes of this study were to explore the background, types as well as characteristics of Korean shamans, and to analyze the influence of the Korean shamans reflected in various entertainment media. The list of the media includes “TREASURE Web Drama”, “Goedam”, “Oh My Ghost”, “Zombie Detective”, “Tale of The Nine Tailed”, “The Great Shaman Ga Doo-shim”, “Man on the Edge”, “The 8th Night”, “SNL”, “Ask Me Anything”, “Ssap Possible”, “Story King Thriller Toon”, “God Joomin”, and “Changgwi”. Through appearances, characteristics, interactions with other characters in the media, and life experiences of the shamans, self-loss state, characteristics of shamans, and shamans’ costumes, places of living, as well as rituals were identified. Through shamanism, a related form of religious fanaticism was discovered.

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