National Geographic : 1919 Jul
A WAYSIDE TEMPLE ON THE ROAD TO NONSATONG Buddhism held sway in Korea from the tenth to the fourteenth centuries, but has been discredited in the kingdom for more than three hundred years, and the priests are an ignorant. immoral, and despised cast. While Confucianism is the official cult, ancestor worship is uni xersal. Belief in malignant demons is so widespread that much of the substance of the aver age Korean is dissipated in the propitiation of evil spirits. A SUPPLIANT AT THE "TEMPLE OF GOOD FORTUNE" For five days and nights he slept on the wet ground, praying at this shrine for relief from rheumatic pains.