The first Koreans are believed to have migrated into Korea from northern Asia around 3000 B.C. These peoples lived in villages and survived by farming and hunting.
The Koreans practiced Shamanism, which is the belief that both living and non-living things contained powerful spirits. Priests known as shamans helped the people communicate with the spirits, and helped the people understand their will.
By the 100s B.C., Korea had been conquered by China. From 109 B.C. until 220 A.D., the Koreans would be under the control of the Chinese. During this time period they would be heavily influenced by the Chinese. However, they would also manage to maintain many elements of their own culture.
The joy that is felt at the sight of new-fallen snow is inversely proportional to the age of the beholder.
During medieval times a family took a bath only once per year. The father got the first bath, followed by other members of the household. By the time the babies got to be washed, the water would be so dirty that the phrase dont throw the baby out with the bath water became popular.