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Hangul 환인
Hanja 桓因
Revised Romanization Hwanin
McCune–Reischauer Hwan-in
Hangul 한인
Revised Romanization Hanin
McCune–Reischauer Han-in

Hwanin (Korean for the "Divine Regent") is a figure in Korean mythology. In the traditional Dangun mythology he is portrayed as the Emperor of Heaven himself, father of Hwanung and grandfather of Dangun, the mythical founder of Old Joseon. Hwanin is also a name for Śakra in the Korean language,[1] though they are not one and the same.

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  1. ^ Lee Chi-ran, p. 10