SEOUL, Korea ¶ Oct 18, 2011 (Whowired) -- Human sacrifice has been practiced in various cultures throughout history; from the religious practice in Aztec culture to a child sacrifice in this modern era -- lately discovered in Uganda, unfortunately. Korea is no exception. And one of the most famous legends in Korea has something to do with this heart-broken child sacrifice story.
Korea's biggest and sacred bell called 'Sin-jong' or commonly known as the 'Emile Bell' is responsible for that story. The name of Emile was derived from an ancient Shilla term, pronounced em-ee-leh that means "mommy." According to legend, the bell would not ring when it was first cast, so it was melted down to be recast. The head priest of a temple threw a small child into the molten metal, saying he was told to do so by a vision. When the bell was recast and struck, it sounded like the baby's cries of em-ee-leh when the child was sacrificed.
And this mysterious bell reappeared on the stage of Daejong Film Awards -- Korean version of Academy Award (Oscar) this year -- in a form of dazzling artistic sculpture named 'Hyung-Yeon' meaning 'a clear sound goes around soft and deep,' -- just like that mysterious sound of Emile Bell. And artist Han Won-Seock built this uniquely wonderful work of art out of a total of 3,088 speakers.
Just as the original bell was created making the best of skills at the ancient time, this extraordinary bell-shaped sculpture required the greatest technology of today; multi-disciplinary research and high-tech engineering -- the sculpture carry the weight of about 2 tons. And to complete the work, more than 6,000 times of welding jobs were done. Little wonder this bell at the awards tried to underscore Korean film industry's resolute determination to put in a great deal of effort to outperform the world's competitors and strike a powerful chord among the movie goers the world over.
Reporting by Sam Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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