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10 July 2010 @ 06:50 pm
2nd Discovery  

Korean researchers have found a way to compare the magical bang to the south korean flag.

They are yet to confirm if more of it can be compared, but all agree on one thing. The magic was created in balance. For every element there is a counter element, and that brings us back to Yin Yang

Explanation by Wiki.

The flag of South Korea, or Taegeukgi (also spelled Taegukgi in convention) is similar to the Chinese design of the yin and yang symbol and has three parts: a white background; a red and blue Yin Yang in the centre; and four black trigrams, one in each corner of the flag.

The four trigrams represent the four Taoist philosophical ideas about the universe: harmony, symmetry, balance, circulation. The general design of the flag also derives from traditional use of the tricolour symbol (red, blue and yellow) by Koreans starting from the early era of Korean history. The white background symbolises "cleanliness of the people." The Yin Yang represents the origin of all things in the universe; holding the two principles of "Yin", the negative aspect rendered in blue, and "Yang", the positive aspect rendered in red, in perfect balance. Together, they represent a continuous movement within infinity, the two merging as one. The four trigrams are

  Name in Korean Nature Seasons Cardinal directions Four virtues Family Four elements Meanings
Palgwae Geon.svg geon (건) sky (천) spring (춘) east (동 ) humanity (인) father (부) metal (금) justice (정의)
Palgwae Ri.svg ri (리 ) sun (일) autumn (추) south (남 ) courtesy (예) son (중남) fire (화) wisdom (지혜)
Palgwae Gam.svg gam (감 ) moon (월) winter (동) north (북) intelligence (지) daughter (중녀) water (수) vitality (생명력)
Palgwae Gon.svg gon (곤) earth (지) summer (하) west (서) righteousness (의) mother (모) earth (토) fertility (풍요)

Traditionally, the four trigrams are related to the five elements  of fire, water, earth, wood and metal. An analogy could also be drawn with the four western classical elements, Fire, Water, Air and Earth.

- The Korean Times. 16 may 2010