The Korean mountain god. His shrines are called sansin-gak and can often be found within the grounds of Buddhist temples or at a songhwang-dang, a pile of stones located at the top of a mountain-pass. The tiger is his messenger.


Sansin is usually depicted as an elderly man with a long white beard, seated beneath a pine tree, flanked by a tiger or riding one.



  • Clark, Charles Allen. (1932). Religions of Old Korea. New York: Fleming H. Revell, p. 200.