Moon Embracing the Sun

Moon Embracing the Sun


Total votes: 23937

Screenwriter: Jin Soo Wan

Aired on: Jan 4, 2012

Total Episodes: 20

Network: MBC

Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.

Year: 2012

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 해를 품은 달

Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older

Alternative Titles: Haereul Poomeun Dal, The Moon Embracing the Sun, The Sun and the Moon, The Moon that Embraces the Sun, La luna abraza al sol, La luna abrazando el sol

Genre: Historical, Political, Romance, Supernatural


Thirteen-year-old Heo Yeon Woo, the daughter of a high-ranking official, accompanies her mother to the royal palace to attend her brother, Heo Yeom’s civil service examination congratulatory ceremony. By chance, she comes across Crown Prince Lee Hwon. They fall in love and Yeon Woo is chosen as the Crown Princess of Joseon.

Before they can marry, however, the Dowager Queen secretly orders her death, in order to install Yoon Bo Gyeong, thedaughter of a family clan, as Crown Princess, thus securing more power for herself. She orders the head shaman to cast a spell on Yeon Woo to strike her with an unknown sickness. After dying, Yeon Woo is resurrected from her grave but loses her memories. All believe her to be dead, including Crown Prince Lee Hwon, who refuses to love another.

Eight years later, Yeon Woo returns as a shaman named Wol (meaning moon). Meanwhile, the young king begins to investigate the death of his love after seeing the grown-up Wol. But he is fighting against time because the queen’s powerful political clan wants him removed from power.

~~ Adapted from the novel by Jung Eun Gwol.


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