Sanshin or sansin (Korean산신; Hanja山神) are local mountain gods in Korean shamanism. They are often paired with tigers. In Korea, every Buddhist temple has a dedicated shrine called a sanshingak (Korean산신각; Hanja山神閣) to the local sanshin, who is typically represented as an elder male figure surrounded by tigers.[1]

Sansin
Brooklyn Museum - Mountain Spirit (Sanshin).jpg
A Korean representation of a sanshin
Korean name
Hangul
산신
Hanja
山神
Revised RomanizationSanshin
McCune–ReischauerSanshin
The sanshingak of Beomeosa, Busan

The Japanese equivalent is the Yama-no-Kami (山の神; also pronounced as yamagami).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "San shin – The Mountain Spirit (산신)". Dale's Korean Temple Adventures. 17 December 2011. Retrieved 29 February 2012.