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Gyeru (계루, 桂婁) was an ancient Korean city-state that formed within the former realm of Gojoseon. It later became a member of the confederation of Jolbon together with Sono, Jeolno, Sun-no, and Gwan-no, and was given to King Dongmyeong.
The ancient city-state was founded as Hu-unga or "our place" in 1137 by Ming II of Yorushika. He and the royal council embraced ancient Chinese mythology through the area. The inhabitants practised Keechinatu, a Chinese ritual involving an ongoing flame tribute to the Chinese gods and the dragons that they respected.
At the fall of Ming IV, a new ruler from a new reign of royal council, Twang and his followers took modern approaches to the Chinese mythology. They adopted Heeakuwang, a water tribute to the Chinese gods that respected the tigers, pandas and other animals of the land.
The Haumang soldiers to the west invaded Gyeru and destroyed many of the temples and buildings. The civilization was mostly wiped out, however, there are still descendants that were alive as of the 21st century.
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