The Moon That Embraces the Sun

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The Moon That Embraces the Sun


  • Title: 해를 품은 달 / Haereul Poomeun Dal
  • Also known as: The Moon Embracing the Sun / The Sun and the Moon
  • Tagline: Don’t come close! But don’t go far…
  • Genre: Romance, fantasy, period
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2012-Jan-04 to 2012-Mar-15
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
  • Original Soundtrack: The Moon That Embraces the Sun OST


The story of the secret love between Lee Hwon, a fictional king of Joseon, and Wol, a female shaman. Wol was born as Heo Yeon Woo, the daughter of a noble family who won the love of the crown prince, Hwon. Her enemies, jealous of her family's position in court, schemed against her and wrestled away her rightful place as crown princess and nearly takes her life. Years later, an embittered Hwon meets Wol, now a female shaman who has no recollection of her past.


Correlation chart
Main Cast
The Palace
The Sungsuchung
Heo Family
Yoon Family

Production Credits


48th Paeksang Arts Awards - TV Dramas Categories 2012
  • Best Drama (The Moon That Embraces the Sun)
  • Best Actor (Kim Soo Hyun)


  • Based on the novel 해를 품은 달 (The Moon That Embraces the Sun) by Jung Eun Gwol (first published December 29, 2005), who is also the author of the novel that Sungkyunkwan Scandal was based on.

Episode Ratings

See The Moon That Embraces the Sun/Episode Ratings

External Links

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