S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Religious Studies (종교학과) 종교학연구(Journal of Religious Studies) 종교학연구(Journal of Religious Studies) 36집(2018)
원효대사의 해골물: 대중적 원효설화의 형성에 관한 고찰
Grand Master Wonhyo’s Water in the Skull: a Study on Formation of Popular Wonhyo Narrative
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- 종교학연구, Vol.36, pp. 25-48
- In popular narratives, biography of Wonhyo contains a typical element.
According to this story, Wonhyo find enlightment after drinking rotten water in a human skull while going to Tang to study with Uisang. However, a lot of premodern literatures on Wonhyo’s deeds does not mention or give little importance. This article tried to establish the time when ‘the standard Wonhyo narrative rooted in popular memory and its process.