The dark nights have been drawing in, the stars are twinkle up in the sky and we're once again waiting for the full moon to arrive.
The Moon Goddess is a folk tale from China that should be told on the night of the full moon. In this tale a wicked king taxes his citizens beyond what is fair and just, many perish but still he goes on and on. with no mercy.
His kind wife begs him to stop but nothing and nobody can make him change his ways.
Yet, one days his attention is drawn elsewhere, with all the money he could possibly need he turns his attention...immortality!
Find out how this impossible pursuit plays out and why the queen become a celestial goddess.
Following the stories consider these questions and activites:\
Become familair with the phases of the moon and with each passing phase head out to the highest point you know and look carefully at the surface of the moon, what do you see? Can you see the Mood Goddess?
In the story the doctor makes a potion from a range of plants, can you head out into nature and make your own wonderful potion, what magic will it hold?
In the story the king develops a thirst for immortality- have you ever wondered what it would be like to be immortal? What woudl you do with an infinite life?