In ancient China, Chang Er was the wife of the archer Hou Yi, who
received the herb of immortality from the gods after shooting down
nine of the ten suns that were stifling the world with their heat.
She consumed the herb and ascended to the moon, where she still
lives in the Palace of the Far Reaching Cold, accompanied by her
maids, two children, and a hare which grinds cinnamon tree bark,
which confers immortality.