Korean Mythological Gods & Stories


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In the Korean creation myth, who was the creator god?

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1. In Korean mythology, the goddess, Paritegi, serves what purpose?

2. Which of the following Korean goddesses was the goddess of the hearth?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The pantheon of gods in Korean mythology is large, with a rich history and set of stories. These questions will test your understanding of topics such as the major gods and the Korean creation myth.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will test your recollection of:

  • Who the king of the gods is
  • What role Paritegi plays in Korean mythology
  • What the great king Yeomna rules
  • Who created the world

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be important to answering these questions:

  • Reading comprehension - Check your ability to pick out important myths and deities within the Korean tradition
  • Interpreting information - Make sure you can read the descriptions of Korean deities and myths and properly place their importance
  • Defining key concepts - Ensure that you can identify the major gods and goddesses of the Korean pantheon, as well as the creator god in the creation myth

Additional Learning

Discover more about Korean mythology and traditions with the lesson titled Korean Mythological Gods & Stories. Important concepts covered include:

  • The specialties of the different Korean gods and goddesses
  • How certain mortals are said to have become gods
  • The hierarchy and relative powers of the Korean gods
  • Ways the gods are identified in Korean mythology