Below is the poem entitled A Tiger's Tale which was written by poet
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Oh, master of heaven on four legs have we walked too long
let me upright walk said Amur the tiger, a man I would wish to be
“Amur” said the lord remain in the cave hungry and arise a man
The bear, who was his friend, stayed with Amur, the tiger in hunger
in a cave and as the Lord declared the bear for her discipline became a woman
Amur the tiger left to hunt, ate, and still slinks through the mountains.
Amur distraught stalks the woods in an endless hunt for food
man upright and small may only kill or bow to the tiger strength and pray
together man, woman and tiger may yet save the world.
*Above I have briefly told you of two of Korean creation myths.
The TIGER is at the center of Korean Culture, they have the
largest tigers in the world in North Korea now, and they are
coming back from near extinction.