Pattern is named after the legendary holy Korean hero Dan Gun, who reportedly founded Korea in 2334 BC.
Like most Asian nations, Korea has a myth about the origins of their people. China has the legend of the Yellow Emperor and Japan has the myth of the Sun Goddess. Korea has the legend of their descent from Dan Gun, which is still taught today to students at elementary school level.
When heaven and earth were one, and at a time when animals could speak as humans, the God Hwanin sent his son Hwang-Ung to the East to build a new country. Hwang-Ung settled in what is now North Korea, at the highest point on the peninsula, in the 25th reign of the Yao Emperor in China (roughly 2333 B.C.).
One day a tiger and a bear appeared in front of Hwang-Ung and asked to be made into human form. After great deliberation, Hwang-Ung informed the animals that their wish could be granted, but it would be difficult and take much patience. The animals agreed that they would undergo whatever it took to become human.
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