Yongbi Och`on-ga

Song of the dragons flying in heaven

This text is the first monument written in Korean national script 'hangeal' in the XVth century. It`s importance to the study of Korean language history is hard to underestimate.

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  • Korean text of the monument in pdf format (1,5 Mb) To the door of his bedroom
    A phoenix brought a rune.
    It was an imperial omen
    The august son would revolt
    To the branch of a tree
    A serpent carried magpies.
    It was a lucky sign:
    The august grandson would arise

    Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven. Canto VII. Translated by James Hoyt.