The Legendary Archer

In Chinese mythology, one legend has it that there were once ten suns in the sky and everything on Earth suffered.


A brave archer named Houyi shot down nine of them, keeping only one sun to give us the proper light and warmth. As a reward, he was given a bottle of elixir and an eternal life in heaven. But his wife must stay on Earth. What will Houyi decide?

The Legendary Archer is one of the most popular folktale about the Mid-Autumn Festival, and a classic Chinese love story between Houyi and Chang'e.

Illustrated by Almir Gusic