What do you feel when you see a full moon tonight? Happy, sad, lonely or love?
What do you think of when you see a full moon tonight? Werewolves, Vampire or Artemis?
The Moon is a symbol of immortality in the ancient Chinese mythology. According to ancient Chinese mythology, the residents of the moon, namely the rabbit, the toad, the beauty Chang’e and the Cherry bay, all contain the meaning of “immortality”.
Do you know any of the story of the Moon?
The story of Chang’e
There are many tales about Chang’e, including a well-known story which is given as the origin of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. In a very distant past, ten suns had risen together into the skies and scorched the earth, thus causing hardship for the people. The archer Yi shot down nine of them, leaving just one sun, and was given the elixir of immortality as a reward. He did not consume it straight away, but hid it at home, as he did not want to gain immortality without his beloved wife Chang’e. However, while Yi went out hunting, Fengmeng broke into his house and tried to force Chang’e to give him the elixir; she refused and drank it herself. Chang’e then flew upwards towards the heavens, choosing the moon as residence. Yi discovered what had transpired and felt sad, so he displayed the Fruits and Cakes that Chang’e had liked, and gave sacrifices to her.
（The story references with Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang%27e ）
Ancient Chinese people who longed for immortality had endowed the Moon the meaning of immortality.
What about the Sun?
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