China has a Moon rover waiting in orbit for the right time to go to the Moon's surface. The Chinese lunar mission is named Chang'e - the current one is Chang'e-3. The name of the lunar rover is Yutu.

The press releases say that Chang'e is a Moon goddess. She lived on the moon with a rabbit Yutu, which they translate as "jade rabbit".

I looked up the mythology in two places and found two rather different stories about Chang'e and Yutu. I guess these are such old and well-told stories that there are many variations. It also looks as though Chang'e is also associated with the Moon festival which happens around the autumnal equinox. Have you thought of writing their story?


Mona Evans
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