Chang E Flying to the moon is the most famous Moon Festival legend. In ancient times, a hero Hou Yi, who has great strength. He shot down nine of the ten suns save many people from the extreme heat. After a while, he married a beautiful and kind-hearted woman named Chang E and become a king.
One day, the Queen of Heaven gave Hou Yi a medicine.You could live forever and become a god once you took it. Hou Yi brought it home and asked Chang E to keep it. Unfortunately, a villain somehow heard about the medicine and wanted to steal it. They have a serious fight. And Chang E didn’t want a bad people to become a god, so she swallowed all of them. Then she became a god fly to the moon. Hou Yi missed Chang E a lot, so he placed foods on tables Chang E likes on full moon day. This custom was later followed by folk people to pray for good luck from Goddess Chang E.
Then the rabbit said: “you can eat my flesh!” and jump into fire. Those gods were touched by rabbit’s unselfish love. As a result, they put the rabbit in to the palace of moon. And ask them to make the medicine which can help human live forever.