Heng E

Heng E (Change-e) Chinese goddess of the moon, a younger sister of the river god →He Bo. After stealing the pill of immortality from her husband, the sun-god → Shen Yi, she fled to the moon, where she has lived ever since as a toad. She is represented in art wearing regal garments; in her right hand she carries the disc of the moon. Heng E is a symbolical figure for the cold, dark female principle (yin).

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