The story of the secret love between Lee Hwon, a fictional king of Joseon, and Wol, a female shaman. Wol was born as Heo Yeon Woo, the daughter of a noble family who won the love of the ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
 The Shaman Jang Nok Yeong (20 episodes, 2012)
Mi-kyeong Yang ...
 Lady Shin, Yeon Wu and Yeom's Mother (20 episodes, 2012)
Eung-soo Kim ...
 Yun Dae Hyeong (20 episodes, 2012)
Eun-pyo Jeong ...
 Hyeong Seon (20 episodes, 2012)
 Queen Dowager Jung Hui (20 episodes, 2012)
Sun-kyung Kim ...
 The Mother Queen Han (20 episodes, 2012)
Ye-ryeong Kim ...
 The Concubine Park, Yang Myeong Gun's Mother (20 episodes, 2012)
Hee-seok Yun ...
 Heong Gyu Tae / ... (20 episodes, 2012)
Seo Hyeon Cheol ...
 Minister Sim San (20 episodes, 2012)
Seung-hyeong Lee ...
 Minister Han Jae Gil (20 episodes, 2012)
Seung-wuk Kim ...
 Minister Yoon Soo-chan / ... (19 episodes, 2012)
Myoung-guk Kim ...
 Na Dae Gil / ... (19 episodes, 2012)
Ik-tae Kim ...
 Hye Gak (19 episodes, 2012)
Soo-Hyun Kim ...
 Lee Hwon (15 episodes, 2012)
Ga-in Han ...
 Heo Yeon Wu (15 episodes, 2012)
Il-Woo Jung ...
 Prince Yang Myeong Gun / ... (15 episodes, 2012)
Min Seo Kim ...
 Yun Bo Gyeong (15 episodes, 2012)
Bo-ra Nam ...
 Princess Min Hwa (15 episodes, 2012)
Yun Seong Ah ...
 Seol (15 episodes, 2012)
Jae-rim Song ...
 Kim Jae Woon (15 episodes, 2012)
Nu Ri Bae ...
 Jan Sil (15 episodes, 2012)
Jae-hee Song ...
 Heo Yeom (15 episodes, 2012)
Yoo-Jeong Kim ...
 Young Heo Yeon Wu (15 episodes, 2012)
Jin-gu Yeo ...
 Young Lee Hwon (13 episodes, 2012)
Choo Kwi-Jeong ...
 Court Lady Jo (10 episodes, 2012)
 Young Princess Min Hwa (9 episodes, 2012)
So-hyun Kim ...
 Young Yun Bo Gyeong (9 episodes, 2012)


The story of the secret love between Lee Hwon, a fictional king of Joseon, and Wol, a female shaman. Wol was born as Heo Yeon Woo, the daughter of a noble family who won the love of the crown prince, Hwon. Her enemies, jealous of her family's position in court, schemed against her, wrestled away her rightful place as crown princess, and nearly took her life. Years later, an embittered Hwon meets Wol, now a female shaman with no recollection of her past. Written by DramaWiki

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4 January 2012 (South Korea)  »

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The Moon Embracing the Sun  »

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Very Powerful Mystical Love Story
10 March 2015 | by (Delta, B.C.) – See all my reviews

This is a powerful historical drama and love story, combining myth, shamanism, Confucius thought and a glimpse into some aspects of an ancient society. Very well-done and most compelling. Having lived many years in Korea/Japan, it gives me more insight into the depths of Korean history and society, the script they used, the food they ate, how they treated each other. I am dying to get back to Korea and see the people, experience the amazing cuisine of many small dishes of various fish, vegetables, rice, and visit the temples.

By studying this series, one can gain some good understanding into the Confucius thought that Korea adopted as its "religion" for hundreds of years, and gain some good insight into the people today.

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