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According to the folk beliefs, the function of Jangseung is devided into where they will be placed. If the Jangseung were placed at the enterance of the village, it was believed as a guardian to keep out the evil spirits and to protect the village.
If they were put between two villages, it is as a demarcate the boundary between the two villages and if they were put on a roadside, they function as a gurdian and a guide-post for travellers.
An Illustrated Guide to Korean Culture