Magpie Bridge

Chinese - A bridge in the heavens crossing over the Milky Way and linking Aquila and Lyra. In some accounts, a flock of magpies formed a bridge over a river (the Milky Way) to enable the lovers Ch'ien Niu and Chih Nü to meet once a year. On occassion, referred to as Magpie Bridge, magpie, magpie, also Picus, Hikoboshi, Hikoboshi, Aquila, Ch'ien Niu, Kengiu, Kengyu, Kengyu-sei, Tanabata, Tanabata, Chih Nü, Heavenly Weaving Girl, Lyra, Shokujo, Weaving Lady or Weaving Maiden.

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