Bonghwang

Bonghwang

The bonghwang is a mythical bird of East Asia that is said to have dominion over all other birds. It’s a major part of Chinese mythology, often even replacing the rooster in the Chinese zodiac.

In Korea, the bonghwang has appeared on the royal emblem, and more recently the presidential emblem, and there is a statue of it at Cheong Wa Dae.

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