The Legend

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The Story of the First King's Four Gods


  • Title: 태왕사신기 (Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi) / 太王四神記 (Taioshijinki)
  • English title: The Legend
  • Also known as: The Story of the First King's Four Gods
  • Genre: Period Drama
  • Episodes: 24
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2007-Sep-11 to 2007-Dec-05
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
  • Ending theme song: Love Song for a Thousand Years by TVXQ (Japanese release only)
  • Original soundtracks: The Legend OST


This drama portrays the life of the 19th king of Goguryeo, Hwanwoong, who was sent from the heavens to make the world a better place. He falls in love with Saeoh and gives her the joojak necklace; however, Kajin becomes jealous since Saeoh has given birth to Hwanwoong's son. She takes the baby and throws him off a cliff. Saeoh, thinking that her son had died, is overcome with grief and turns into the black joojak to destroy the world. Hwanwoong is the only one who could stop her. Afterwards, Hwanwoong returns to the Heavens and prophecizes that 2000 years later, the true Joo Shin king will come to Earth. With the help of the four gods, he will rebuild Joo Shin.


The Legend Cast

Extended Cast

Episode Ratings[edit]

Source: TNS Media Korea

Production Credits[edit]


  • The production cost was estimated to be around 45 billion won.
  • The filming of this drama started in March of 2006. The filming ended on December 3rd, 2007. This drama production lasted 1 year and 9 months.
  • Bae Yong Jun was received 250 million won (approximately $234,000) per episode thus making it the highest pay for an South Korean actor / actress.

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