The Moon That Embraces the Sun


  • Title: 해를 품은 달 / Haereul Poomeun Dal
  • Also known as: The Moon Embracing the Sun / The Sun and the Moon
  • Tagline: Don’t come close! But don’t go far…
  • Genre: Saeguk, romance, fantasy, melodrama
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2012-Jan-04 to 2012-Mar-15
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
  • Original Soundtrack: The Moon That Embraces the Sun OST


The Moon That Embraces the Sun tells the story of a secret love between Lee Hwon, a fictional king of Joseon, and Wol, a female shaman. Wol was born as Heo Yeon Woo, the daughter of a noble family who won the love of the then crown prince, Hwon. Her enemies, jealous of her family's position in court, schemed against her and wrestled away her rightful place as crown princess and nearly takes her life. Years later, an embittered Hwon meets Wol, now a female shaman who has no recollection of her past.

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Main Cast
The Palace
The Sungsuchung
Heo Family
Yoon Family

Production Crs


  • Based on the novel 해를 품은 달 (The Moon That Embraces the Sun) by Jung Eun Gwol (first published December 29, 2005), who is also the author of the novel that Sungkyunkwan Scandal was based on.


2013 46th Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival
  • Special Jury Prize for Drama Series
2013 1st DramaFever Awards
  • Drama of the Year
  • Breakthrough Performance (Yeo Jin Goo)
2012 MBC Drama Awards
2012 18th Shanghai Television Festival
  • Silver Award for Foreign TV Series
2012 25th Grimae Awards
  • Best Picture Award (Kim Sun Il, Jung Seung Woo)
  • Best Lighting Director (Jun Hong Geun)
2012 1st KDrama Star Awards
2012 5th Korea Drama Awards
  • Best OST Award - "Back In Time" (The Moon That Embraces the Sun OST) by LYn
2012 4th Pierson Movie Festival
2012 39th Korea Broadcasting Prizes
2012 48th PaekSang Arts Awards
2012 14th Mnet 20's Choice Awards

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