Usage Korean Mythology
Scripts 삼신 할머니(Korean Hangul) 三神 할머니(Hanja/Hangul)
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Meaning & History
The name of the triple goddess of childbirth and fate in Korean mythology. It is derived from the hanja 三 (sam) meaning "three", 神 (sin) meaning "god, goddess, spirit" and 할머니 (halmoni) meaning "grandmother", an honourific term for goddesses highlighting their wisdom.