Jejudo means Jeju Province and Jeju Island. As a volcanic island, it had traditionally been a tough place for people to survive on. Since it was difficult to harvest anything from its soil, people went out to the ocean to find food. They gathered marine products and built ships to trade with the surrounding areas. Jeju Island was able to encounter different cultures while developing and maintaining a distinct culture. From Mother Nature, the people of Jeju obtained all they needed to satisfy their basic needs and worshipped the gods that dwelt in various natural objects that they believed to rule the world. Thus, the people of Jeju formed a culture of their own, simple but virile.