Earth, land

Writing and etymology in Korean

지 [chi] (sino-korean)

The earth on which we live is divided into land and sea. The ocean plays the role of the mother, for everything began with the origin of the simplest forms of life. The ocean symbolizes femininit because it nurtures and encapsulates life, while the land in this case is representative of masculinity. That is why the island nations located in the ocean are women-like countries, and the peninsular countries located near the continental countries are men-like.

The people of the peninsular countries possess toughness and fearlessness, developed by constant readiness to meet enemies both from the mainland and from the sea. Moreover, because of their discoveries, and their location disposed to adventure and development, the people living on the peninsulas became the ancestors of some remarkable cultures and they have spread them throughout the world.