Hwanin (Hangul: 환인, Hanja: 桓因), also pronounced "Han-in" 한인, or "Divine Regent" is a figure in Korean mythology. In the traditional Dangun mythology he is portrayed as the Emperor of Heaven himself, with his son Hwanung 환웅(桓雄) and his grandson Dangun 단군(檀君) being the mythical founder of Korea. Hwanin is also a name for Śakra (Indra in Buddhist context) in the Korean language, though they are not one and the same.
- Lee Chi-ran, p. 10
- Lee Chi-ran. Chief Director, Haedong Younghan Academy. The Emergence of National Religions in Korea.
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