The Legend of Alyongjong

Another legend involves the birth of the wife of the first king of the Silla dynasty. It goes like this:

Alyong, the wife of Silla Dynasty’s founder and king, was born in this place. When an old woman went to a well to draw water in B.C. 69, she was very surprised by a dragon playing around the well, where a young baby was born of the dragon.

When the old woman raised and taught the baby, she became more intelligent and beautiful. So much so that she became the wife of the Silla Dynasty’s founder, King Bakhyeokgeose.

Thus marks the legend of Alyongjong, located adjacent to the Silla Tombs and not far from where the queen is likely to have been buried.