The Heavenly son is ambition and longs for an earthly realm to rule. "I will do this and have fun. I have ideas for the people. I want this place on earth to rule."
He watches the muddy mounds built by the Guard of the West change to green. A few jewels from his sister golden fish start what the Prince will call, Korea. The green burst into plants then spread becoming large forests. Many beasts come and live in the forests.
The Heaven Prince shows Tiger Guard, "A beast hides among on the mud mountains covered with giant trees. It wears the black, yellow, and white stripes as you, Guard of the West." They laugh, the Guard says, "I left my spirit there, an animal TIGER."
Bowing to his Father, the Heavenly Prince asks, "Heavenly Father, I want to travel to the earth, to this new land and rule as a King."
Heavenly Father escorts his son to the Elders and announcing, "Elders, my son asked that Korean, the long peninsula starting from the mountains in the East, resting between two seas and with the sacred pine and sandalwood trees that stretch to the West. The land which protects and feeds many animals. That Tiger Guard stacked with mud mounds when hunting for Heavenly Princess golden crown. This land created by a lost golden jeweled fish. The land my son calls KOREA, and of which my son shall be King."
Cheers rumbled the clouds and cause a great wind.
Heavenly Prince climbed down Diamond Mountain and down the sacred Pine tree into Korea. Followed by 3,000 servants, plus the Lord Wind, Lord Rain, and Lord Clouds; gifts His Heavenly Father gave him to help settle Korea. The Heavenly Prince becomes Hwan-Ung of the Sandalwood forests.
Through singing the Heavenly Prince, Hway-Ung, summons Bear and Tiger, who are respectful and come from their dens. The king announces, "You are to become the first humans. Tiger, a man, and Bear, a woman. To do this you must stay in a cave for 100 days and eat 20 cloves of garlic and mugwort weed."
Bear is patience and relaxes sleeping, she hibernates slowing her body down and endures the time. "I will be the first woman and gain much esteem. I will tenure the cave."
Tiger is not happy, hating the cold, dark, damp cave. He wants to be free to keep his striped body and spirit, Guard of the West and King of Beast is enough. He is happy with his titles; he does not want to be a human weak man.
"I will not give up my freedoms. I am a powerful courageous ,strong, fearless, the King of the Animals, and I have a spirit that roams The Guard of West. I am worship now.
Tiger prances around, claws pound twisting in the dark, uncomfortable. He drags his belly on the ground unable to see in the dark and thumbs and dumps into the walls
"I am trapped! I am hungry! The mugwort tasted awful. The garlic taste in my mouth and the sting with scent on my paws." His hunger mounts, he wants to eat Bear. "I will not eat Bear, she wants to be a beautiful human maiden."
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ASIAN STORIESHistorical Fiction
Daily in April will be posted a written story: 'How Dragons Shaped China'; the Hindu Ramayana from SITA's point of view; and from Korea, 'Taming of Tiger'; from my days of telling verbal stories at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. These tradi...