(Art) Seven Stars Deities by Lydia Ruyle

Chilseong sin

Chilseong-sin or Seven Stars Deities represent the Big Dipper/Great Bear constellation. It is believed that the seven stars shine brightest on Korea and protect the people from misfortunes. Chilseong-gut rituals performed by mudangs using reflections on water suggest indigenous origins. Chilseong control the human lifespan, grant wishes, look after children’s welfare, and give blessings. On the banner, three figures are crowned and hold wands and four offer the peaches of immortality.
Source: Folk Painting. n.d. Korea

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