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It strikes me that there is an singular amount of similarity between this and other myths/celebrations that strikes a chord. This for instance:
"One version of the legend states that Houyi was an immortal and Chang'e was a beautiful young girl, working in the palace of the Jade Emperor (the Emperor of Heaven, 玉帝 pinyin:Yùdì) as an attendant to the Queen Mother of the West (the Jade Emperor's wife). Houyi aroused the jealousy of the other immortals, who then slandered him before the Jade Emperor. Houyi and his wife, Chang'e, were subsequently banished from heaven. They were forced to live on Earth. Houyi had to hunt to survive and became a skilled and famous archer."

The Immortals, the banishment, the involvement with earthly women, all rings familiar.



Cheers,
Pat



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