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Seodongyo
Church of Dankuk Logo
TypeSyncretic
Theistic philosophyHenotheism
Supreme divinityHeavenly Master (天主)
Major ProphetsSeodong
Holy CityGongmangdo, Miyako, Tian'an
Elected PatriarchVacant
ShinsoguRyeo Jiyong (disputed)
HeadquartersGongmangdo, Dankuk
FounderSeodong
Founded3870
Separated fromSindo-Daenism, Hosianism
Membersabt. 30.8 million


Seodongyo ("Seodong's Teachings") is the syncretic religion originating from Dankuk. The religion is officially organized as the Church of Dankuk and it also has more minor branches, some formally organized and others not. Seodongyo is a syncratism between Sindo-Daenism, Kamism and Dranian Hosianism. The religion is also significantly influenced by Jienism and Kanzo. It is also believed to have influenced by Tenshism, the Mikun-Hulstrian personality cult. Much like Kanzo, Seodongyo emerged with the support of the authoritarian government centered around the House of Ryeo, which saw the new religion as a way to further solidify ideological control over the nation and to unite Kyo and Dranianos populations. Its founder, Prince Seodong, was the cousin of Choesun I, the autocrat of the Great Kyo Empire.

As the state religion of Dankuk, Seodongyo was organized as the Church of Dankuk. Under this organization the central religious leadership was placed with a patriarch elected by leading religious ministers from shrines, temples, and churches throughout the religious communities. Additionally, the Monarch of Dankuk was granted the title of Shinsogu of the Church, which is derived from the Kunikata for "god's employee" (神職), a Kamist religious designation, and it carried a meaning equivalent to "defender of the faith." The Church of Dankuk operates a semi-independent international organization, the International Seodongyo Community, which is responsible advancing the religion, and Gao-Showan culture, globally. After the end of the autocratic government, Seodongyo became more normalized as a religious faith that was disconnected from political power and monarchical personalities.

Church of Dankuk Flag

Flag of the Church of Dankuk

Seodongyo declares the existence of a single deity, the Heavenly Master (天主 or 하나님), though it does not outright reject the belief in alternative singular deities or even in multiple deities. The religion regards God as having no physical form of identification and God has no beginning or end. Great stress is put upon the importance of doing good deeds in life. Emphasis is put on the value of the family and community, as well as the values of justice, loyalty, wisdom, and harmony. The Seodongists also practice ancestor worship and there is a belief in kami (spirits). Kami populate the entirety of the world and, in general, are hard to precisely define. Nonetheless, they are viewed as a connection between the Heavenly Master and the natural world.

Various types of religious institutions exist in Seodongyo. There are churches, which operate in a similar manner to those in Hosianism. The churches of Seodongyo play a major role bringing together localities and in building a strong network for community services. In addition to churches there are Seodongyo shrines and temples, often coexisting with Kamist shrines. Just as in Kamism, the Seodongyo shrines serve as places of purity and are dedicated to the worship of nature and the kami that populate it. Often Seodongyo shrines house objects or texts that are sacred to either the religion or the local community.

DranianFederationFlag Dranian Federation
Port Rhynach (council capital)
Iglesia Mayor (judicial capital)
Seongtaek (legislative capital)
GeographyHistoryCultureEconomyGovernment
History Baekgu DynastyBeonyeongsalm PalaceDranlandEgelian DraniaFlag of DankukGreat Kyo Revolution of 3608Great Sekowian WarKyobando Manifesto of 3597Northern Dovani
Subdivisions Provinces: Flag of Eljang ElbianaFlag of Reunii LorenaFlag of Myeoggi MagadoniaFlag of Ulbrach UlbracaFlag of Hyonggi Valdoria
Federal Cities: GC Flag GongmangdoIglesia Mayor Flag Iglesia MayorPort Rhynach Flag Port RhynachFlag of Seongtaek Seongtaek
Politics Chairman of the Federal Council for UnityPremier of the Federal CabinetFederal Senate
Political Parties: Federalist PartyInnovative Dankuk
Demographics Religion: Aurorian Patriarchal ChurchDaenismSeodongyoSindoZenshō
Ethnicity: DraddwyrDranianosKazulianKyo
YuDynastyFlag State of Indrala

瑩大磖國 (Indralan)
Yingdala Guo

History Historic Events: Blue Lotus Rebellion - Dawei Miracle - Southern Hemisphere War - War of Independence - Yu Restoration
Historic Periods: Mesing - Gemu-Teng - Qin - Talmu - Great Xinhan - United Commonwealth - Alorian Protectorate - Gongchang - Mingzhi - He - Yu
Important Sites: Heavenly City - Mengmai - Temple of Ten Thousand Bidars
Geography Natural Features: Anle Range - Baitian Valley - Fehua Bay - Ma-Gan River - Tebie Desert - Shengo Rock
Provinces: Han - Jiaozhi - Min - Anle - Shu
Politics Chief Minister of Indrala - Grand Assembly
Political Parties: Lotus Party - New Dawn - Social Democratic Party
Demographics Ethnic Groups: Indralan - Kyo-Indralans - Dinh - Bianjie - Kunihito
Religion: Jienism - Guidao - Daenism (Mazdâyanâ, Zenshō) - Seodongyo
Culture Monarchy - Nobility - Sport - YingPop
Economy Agriculture - Banking - Caizu - Industry - Jiaozhi Miracle - Mining - Tourism
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