COMPARATIVE STUDY ON HUMANISM MOTIVES IN KOREAN AND MONGOLIAN MYTH (FOCUSED ON THE KOREA’S «THE MYTH OF DANGUN» AND MONGOLIA’S EPIC «GESER KHAN»)
LEE Sun A
The Institute of Humanities of the Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
This article is aimed at examining the themes implied in the myths, focusing on the primary motif in the Korea’s «The myth of Dangun» and Mongolia’s Geser Khan, which are the representative founder mythology and heroic epic in the Central and northeast Asia. In particular, it was illuminated that the curative motif on the incomplete humans was suggested as the formula along with key concept of ‘human’ and ‘life’ in the early part of heroic myths which have the archetype of heroes’ religious and political charisma.