Korean folktale about two brothers. Get the resources for teaching this story here – Korean Short Story I: Heungboo and Nolbu 흥부와 놀부. Once upon a time, there were two brothers, Nolbu and Heungbu. Nolbu was rich but greedy. Heungbu. Here is the story of Heungbu and Nolbu. Older brother Nolbu is greedy and cruel, while younger brother Heungbu is kind and good-hearted.

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Hungbu and Nolbu the story of two brothers a Korean folktale

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They led a very pitiable life. When he split his gourds open, various elements of destruction came out of each gourd; the first contained imps which beat and chided him for his greed, the second caused debt collectors to appear and demand payment, and the third unleashed a deluge of muddy water that flooded his house. Winter passed and Nolbu’s swallow returned in the spring. I have found interest in two stories, one myth and the other, a Korean folk tale.

Hello and thank you for visiting! Heungbuwa Nolbu is a Korean story written in the late Joseon Dynasty — Realizing that they were indeed wondrous gourds, Hungbu consulted with his wife about what they should do.


For many months, Heungbu had worked to take care of the bird and the following spring, he had freed the sparrow.

The nymph disappeared in a hrungbu of white smoke into the blue bottle. These folktales have taught me many lessons as well as entertained me when I was little.

Heungbu and Nolbu

Then, when the gourds appeared, Nolbu immediately split open one gourd to see what was inside. The story holbu “Heungbu and Nolbu” reportedly took place about years ago, [1] and was passed down through generations.

Thinking that this was strange, Hungbu picked up the seed and planted it in the garden. Nolbu also loved just being a dick and do some real twisted things to people. It pushed forth leaves and flowers, and eventually it bore five large gourds.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Next, he carefully placed the young swallow back in the nest. This tale centers around a perverse man called Nolbu. Heungbu and Nolbu are brothers. Heujgbu Free Photography and Hyper-Lapse tips in tricks sent directly to your inbox!

Greed, an excess of desire for something, is an unpleasant characteristic to posses.

Heungbu and Nolbu – Wikipedia

This time a number of debt collectors appeared. Then Heungbo splits his fortune equally with Nolbu ahd they both live happily ever after. On the other hand, his brother was poor, but very kind-hearted. I also think that both of these characters deeply regret their greediness after their decision they hsungbu made in the story. Then he rubbed some ointment on the injured leg, heungb it up with string, and placed the bird back in its nest.


How on earth did you do it? We can compare these two characters because they have so much in common. To see how exactly we use cookies Read our Privacy Policy Here. However, Nolbu tricked Heungbu’s family and threw them out in order to keep the entire fortune to himself.

heugnbu Although we do not know the author or the recorder of these texts or the date for their composition or recording, it is thought that they are between two and ueungbu hundred years old Han’guk minjok munhwa taebaekkwa sajonvol. Sign up and get Free Hyper-Lapse tips right in your inbox. The A to Z Challenge is hosted at its own blog. I hope that these tales would spread more and more, and more children can listen to these folktales and become memories as well.