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changsung

(Korean: "long life"), wooden or stone pole carved with a human face and placed at the entrance (and sometimes to the north, south, east, and west) of a Korean village or temple to frighten away evil spirits. Among rice-growing peasants, it is believed to be a guardian deity who can dispel evil and cure disease. It may also serve as a signpost showing distances or indicating boundaries

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