Korean dramas might be all the rage around the world right now, but some of the best series have some ancient origins rooted in the country’s myths and folklore. In Korean history, many different influences have come into the peninsula, and folklore has been influenced by a mixture of Buddhism, Shamanism, Confucianism, and even Christianity as Westerners continued to come to the region in increasing numbers. Many stories were passed down orally throughout the years, and the mythology of the region increasingly began to be recorded down in Classical Chinese, hanja, and hanmun. Many of these stories and beliefs today, showing their influence despite all of these years passing by.