Once upon a time, in the mystical land of China, a beautiful goddess named Chang’e was married to a strong, yet gentle archer named Hou Yi. Their love story was as eternal as the moon and the sun.
The harmony of their love was threatened when ten suns appeared in the sky, scorching the Earth. Hou Yi, moved by the suffering of the people, shot down nine suns with his arrows, leaving one for the world’s light. His bravery earned him an elixir of immortality from the Queen Mother of the West.
However, a cruel twist of fate separated the lovers. Fearing that immortality without his beloved Chang’e would be a lonely eternity, Hou Yi hid the elixir. But one day, in Hou Yi’s absence, a thief tried to steal the elixir. Chang’e, choosing love over betrayal, drank the elixir herself and floated away towards the moon.
Every year on the Mid-Autumn Festival, Hou Yi sets up an altar with his wife’s favorite treats, looking up at the moon, where Chang’e is said to reside, their love standing strong against the test of time and destiny.
Their passionate love story, a beautiful blend of sacrifice, duty, and unending love, is a timeless tale that still resonates with the young generation, reminding them that true love never fades, no matter the distance.