Tokebi

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  • East Asian East Asian (culture)
  • Humanoid Humanoid (attribute)
  • Friendly and Dangerous Friendly and Dangerous (behaviour)

A Goblin of Korean mythology. He has a beard and a grinning smile with long fangs. Stone reliefs of Tokebi are seen at the entrances of temples. Tokebi is known as the protector of temples. The Tokebi acts as a medium to the Koreans as a way of expressing their deep desires and wishes. He also helps people to overcome their daily problems nursing people through life’s troubles. The Tokebi tend to come out at night and lead people to cause mischief and have fun. There is a ceremonial dance still practiced today known as the ‘Tokebi Storm’. In this play Two workers fall asleep. In their dream the stumble upon a party. They are cautious to join in but a group of Tokebi encourage them to have fun at the party. During this party the two workers experience their deepest wishes and desires.

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