7 Popular Mythical Creatures in K-dramas
Shivani Negi
Gumiho
Gumiho can be translated into as they’re known to devour human livers.The first time we see male leads play a gumiho is in Tale of the Nine-Tailed, and later in 'My Roommate is a Gumiho'.
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Virgin ghosts
Korean folklore ranks the cheonyeo gwishin (the virgin ghost) as one of the most feared types of ghosts. In the adorably fun-to-watch “Oh My Ghostess,” Park Bo Young gets possessed by a virgin ghost.
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Vampires
Vampires have long been a part of mythologies around the world, and while each culture’s depiction of vampires may vary, Koreans have handsome vampires.
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Doom
We’re introduced to Doom, a completely new entrant to K-Dramas, thanks to Doom at Your Service, that went air last year.
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Mermaid
K-Dramaland’s most famous mermaid is the adorable and outlandish Shim Chung from Legend of the Blue Sea, played brilliantly by Jun Ji-hyun.
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Goblin
Alive since 900 years, Gong Yoo’s character in Guardian: The Lonely and Great God is doomed to be a goblin as a punishment for committing sins as a human; he can only die once he finds his fated human bride.
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Imoogi
Steely-eyed Lee Tae Ri plays an imoogi—the lesser dragon—in Tale of the Nine-Tailed, bringing the creature into global popularity.
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