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Encyclopedia > Hou Yi

Houyi (后羿) was a mythological Chinese archer. He was the chief of the Youqiong Tribe (有窮國) during the Xia Dynasty. He is part of the "shooting sun" myth. His wife, Chang'e, became a lunar deity. The Xia Dynasty (Chinese: 夏朝; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hsia-chao), ca. ... Change flies to the moon, from Myths and Legends of China, 1922 by E. T. C. Werner A depiction of Change and the Jade Rabbit Change or Chang-O (嫦娥; pinyin: chang2e2), also known as Heng-E or Heng-O (姮娥), is the name of the...


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Version 1: Hou Yi was himself an immortal, while Chang'e was a beautiful young girl, working in the Jade Emperor's (Emperor of Heaven) Palace as the attendant to the Queen Mother of the West (wife of the Jade Emperor), before her marriage.
Hou Yi, with his wife, Chang'e, descended to earth, carrying a red bow and white arrows given him by the Emperor of Heaven.
Yi, using his legendary archery skills, shot down nine of the sons, but spared one son to be the sun.
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