Wu Kang

Chinese - A man in the moon. He was banished to the moon when he upset the spirits. His punishment condemned him everlastingly to chop down a cassia tree but every cut of the axe immediately closed up so that he never completed the job. In other versions it is said that he was set to chop down cinnamon trees but, as fast as he cut them down, they grew again. Sometimes called Wu Kang.

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