(Art) Bari Gongju by Lydia Ruyle

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Princess Bari, is believed to be the ancestral mudang shaman and the patroness of all shamans in Korea. She was the seventh daughter of a king who abandoned her in infancy. Bari went on a mythic journey, crossing the border of the living and the dead and returning to bring her parents back to life, thus becoming the first mudang and mother of all. Bari, known as the goddess of nature and universe, guides the dead to the underworld.

Source: Joseon Minhwa (Korean Folkpaintings) Museum. Yeongwol. Korea
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