Peach blossoms are in full bloom at Yeogeungok Valley of Mt. Obongsan, Gyeongju, once the capital of the kingdom of Silla.
The hollow valley behind the peach blossom resembles a female genitalia, so it has been called Yeogeungok, literally female genitalia valley since the Silla period.
This valley is one of the important stages of the next storys about Queen Seondeok of Silla.
Deok-man, daughter of King Jinpyeong, was the 27th ruler of Silla, given the title Seondeogyeowang (Queen Seondeok) upon taking the throne in the year Imjin, the 6th year of the Zhenguan (632 AD) era, and ruling for sixteen years. During her reign, she demonstrated her abilities as ruler on three occasions:
First, when Emperor Taizong of Tang China sent a painting of three peony blossoms, in red, violet and white, along with three doe of seeds, Queen Seondeok realized beforehand that the flower did not carry a scent;
second, when a mass of frogs croaked for three days at the pond Ongmunji (Jade Gate Pond) on the grounds of Yeongmyo Temple, the queen deduced that troops were hiding at Yeogeungok (Female Genitalia Valley) in the southern outskirts, and attacked, killing them all;
and third, she was able to predict the exact date and year of her own death, and ordered that she be buried in the Buddhist heaven of Doricheon (Trāyastrimśa). These anecdotes form the peony tale type narratives.
오봉산 기슭 여근곡에 복사꽃이 만발했다.
여근에 복사가 만발하면 뭔가?
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