"Ch’ang-O as a mortal was a daughter of poor farming family. When she 18 years old she met the young archer Houyi and they became close friends. One day something strange happened. Ten suns rose over the Earth in the sky instead of one and began to burn the Earth. As an expert archer, Houyi saw the suns and was able to shoot down nine suns and leave one with his bow and arrow. Houyi was a hero for saving the Earth. He became king of the land and married Ch’ang-O.
In time Houyi became more of a demanding ruler. He ordered an elixir be made to give him immortality. The pill for this elixir was almost ready for him when Ch’ang-O discovered it and swallowed the pill. Houyi found this out that he went after Ch’ang-O in anger. She escaped out of a window in the palace but did not fall out. She floated instead up into the sky because of the pill’s effects. She landed on the moon. The king still tried to shoot her down with arrows but with no success due to her immortality."