Mireuk is known as the god of all creation. He is said to have separated earth itself from the cosmos. It is also said that he had created the human race from 5 golden insects and 5 silver insects. The insects became 5 couples that all humans descended from. Mireuk then ruled the human race until he was challenged by Seokga, a trickster god
Seokga is the trickster god in the Korean Pantheon. He is known as a trickster god due to his love for playing tricks and deceiving humans. He is also known for creating the world alongside Mireuk. However, Seokga wanted to be the lone ruler of the human world.
Also known as Haneul-nim (Mr. Sky) or by his birth name, Hwanin, the god Sang-je is the ruler of the heavenly kingdom. He is said to be a wise old man with a long white beard. His son, Hwanung, is the father of an important deity in Korean mythology, Dangun.
Haemosu, or Haenim is the sun god in the Korean pantheon. He is said to ride his chariot pulled by five dragons down on the earth to listen in on human affairs and then ascend back up to heaven in the evening, referencing the sunrise and sunset.
Sister of the sun god, Haemosu, Dalnim is the moon goddess in the Korean pantheon. She has two different origin stories. There is one mythological tale where she climbed so high up, that she reached the moon and ended up becoming the goddess of the moon.
Jowangshin is the goddess of fire and the hearth. Her rituals and taboos were usually followed by housewives. Traditionally, Korean believed that the goddess would see everything happening in the home, and alert the heavens if the taboos were violated.
Bari Gongju, or the abandoned princess, is known as an underworld guide. She leads the souls of the dead to their resting place. Her story was the most interesting out of them all, and I even remember presenting her story once during my Korean class. Bari Gongju traveled to the underworld in search of the elixir that could cure her parents, who abandoned her.