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5 Korean Mythological Creatures

4. Chollima

The only surviving picture in the Silla Kingdom of Korea

Also known as Senrima which means “a thousand mile horse”. This is just like the Pegasus where the horse has wings. The chollima is an important symbol in North Korea because of how the creature is portrayed.

It is portrayed as a horse that can fly at very high speeds. It basically could travel the whole length of the Korean peninsula in just one day which is approximately 393 kilometres. According to legends, Chollima was a winged horse that wanted to be tamed but no one could. So he just flew up into the sky never to come back.

For wanting to be tamed and not letting anyone tame it is quite counterproductive in my point of view. But how should I know how a chollima thinks.

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