A Chollima (literally "thousand-mile horse"), is a mythical winged horse which originates from the Chinese classics and is commonly portrayed in East Asian cultures. This winged horse is said to be too swift and elegant to be mounted (by any mortal man). In the period of reconstruction following the Korean War Cholima was the symbol inspiring the North Korean workers to rebuild their nation, then there was coined a term ‘Chollima Speed’. It gave its name to the Chollima Movement, which promoted fast economic development, similar to that of the Chinese Great Leap Forward and the Soviet Stakhanovite movement. After the Korean War, the country required rebuilding to function again. In order to expedite the construction, President Kim Il Sung devised the slogan “rush as the speed of Chollima.” The Chollima Statue symbolizes "heroism, the constant, fighting spirit of the Korean people, and the innovations and advance so quickly, at the speed of the Chollima".