中秋节是中国传统文化中非常重要的节日之一，又称为团圆节，民间关于它的传说也非常多，接下来跟小编一起欣赏中秋传说之一 —— 嫦娥奔月。
Legend says that there were once ten suns in the sky, which made plants wither, water in rivers and lakes run dry. It’s too hot to live on the sun.
Houyi, a young man who was good at archery was sympathetic with people’s torture so he decided to save them. He took out his bow, ascended up to the peak of the Kunlun Mountain and shot down nine of the ten suns one by one, and he might have shot the last one if it was not called off by others. Thus the severe drought was gone.
Houyi thus was respected and honored by people as a hero. Young men who were fond of archery flocked to him to learn shooting.
Houyi later married a pretty lady called Chang’er and lived a happy life with her.
Three days afterward, Houyi lead his disciples to go out for hunting but Fengmeng who wanted to steal the elixir while Houyi was way, stayed at home deliberately.
No sooner as Houyi left his house, Fengmeng knocked into the courtyard where Chang’er was working. He wielded his glitter sword and threatened Chang’er to give him the elixir.
Chang’e had no better idea than swallowed the elixir herself.
As soon as she took it, chang’er flew from her house toward the heave and finally landed on the moon.
Houyi was told what was happening in the evening when he returned home from bumper hunting. He was astonished, anguished and then very anger so he decided to kill the evil man. But Fengmeng had fled away. Chang’er was transferred to the moon and has lived there since ever.
Chang'e decides to live on the moon because it is nearest to the earth. There she lives a simple and contented life. Even though she is in Heaven, her heart remains in the world of mortals. Never does she forget the deep love she has for Hou Yi.