Samshin-Halmang (삼신 할머니) is the Korean goddess of life and childbirth. She was once a human girl, but after winning the flower-blooming contest (flowers symbolize life in Korean mythology) between her and the Dragon Lord’s daughter, she became the Goddess charged with pregnancy and delivering of babies. She protects babies and mothers from harm, and is the patron of midwives. It is said that after midwives die, they become spirits called ‘Samshin’ and help Samshin-halmang. #myth
Persephone was born to Demeter, the Goddess of harvest and was said to have been abducted by Hades who rules the Underworld. In her mother’s grief over her daughter being promised to Hades by Zeus, king of gods Demeter mourned and devised a punishment where all the crops became stillborn and the soil barren. Moved by this, Zeus ordered Hermes to escort Persephone back to her mother.