Top Four Chinese legendary Stories
What on earth is love that makes lovers vow to stick together in life and death? When you take a look at some of the most famous Chinese stories about love, whether from history literature myths or legends, there’s a lot of death going on, but it’s romantic, don’t everyone want to live and die with the one- day love. I am sorry I don’t want to be Romeo and Juliet, I want to live, I mean I would want her to live too, I just want to live. Anyway, here are four of the most famous stories about love throughout Chinese history.
Niu Lang was an orphan cowboy, relying on his brother and sister-in-law to live
His sister-in-law was mean and often abused him. He was forced to separate his family and feed on an old cow. One day, the weaver girl and the fairies went down to earth to play and bathe in the river. The old cow told the cowherd, that if the fairies couldn’t go back before dawn, they would have to stay in the mortal world. The cowherd stayed by the river to see the seven fairies. He found that the youngest of them was very beautiful and fell in love with her. As the words of the old cow, the cowherd took away the fairy’s clothes secretly. The fairies took a bath and were ready to return to heaven. When one fairy found that her clothes were missing, she was delayed and had to stay. The cowherd made an encounter with the fairy Weaver. They got familiar and love each other. The weaver became the wife of the cowherd. After their marriage, Niu Lang worked in farm and fairy weaver worked at home, and they had a son and a daughter. They had a happy life.
Unexpected end of the Story
The queen of heaven found out their story and ordered the weaver girl back to heaven for trial. The cowherd couldn’t accept that his wife and children were separated. The cowherd was in a hurry and took the two children in two baskets to catch up. They were running, flying and soon caught up with them. The queen of heaven pulled out her golden hairpin and drew a wide Milky way among them. Since then, Niulang and Zhinu could only stand at the two ends of the Milky way and looked at each other from afar.
Their faithful love moved the magpies, and countless magpies came to build a colorful bridge across the sky river with their bodies, so that Cowherd and weaver girl could meet on the sky river. The queen had no choice but to allow Niulang and Zhinv to meet on the magpie bridge once a year on July 7. After that, on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, thousands of magpies would fly to build a long magpie bridge on the Milky way to reunite the Niulang and Zhinu family.