The Cowherd and Weaver Girl in ancient love story

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Throughout the ages, love has been a popular topic among the people, and literary works praising love have emerged in endlessly. But most of them are love tragedies, and few of them end in comedies. Today, the Xiaobian of will bring you a love story about the Cowherd and the weaver girl. Interested readers can follow the Xiaobian to have a look.

The well-known love story of Cowherd and Weaver Girl in history! Although it is said to be a bit of a myth, it is also recorded in history. It is said that there is a Vega and a Altair in the sky. Weaver girl and morning glory are in love and want to seal. However, the laws and regulations do not allow men to enjoy women’s love and love each other privately. The weaver girl was the granddaughter of the queen mother, so the Queen Mother demoted the morning glory to the world and ordered the weaver girl to keep weaving cloud brocade as a punishment.


The work of the weaver girl is to use a kind of magical silk to weave layers of beautiful clouds on the loom, and change their colors with time and seasons. This is “heavenly clothes”. Since the morning glory was demoted, the weaver girl often tearfully misses the morning glory. Sitting beside the loom, she kept weaving beautiful cloud brocade in order to win the great kindness of the queen mother and let the morning glory return to heaven as soon as possible.

One day, several fairies begged the queen mother to visit the green lotus pond on earth. The queen mother was in a good mood today, so she promised them. When they saw that the weaver girl was depressed all day, they begged the queen mother to let her go together. The queen mother also loved her punished granddaughter and told them to go and return quickly.

It is said that after being demoted, morning glory was born in a farmer’s home and named Niulang. Later, when his parents died, he lived with his brother and sister-in-law. Brother and sister-in-law were very mean to the cowherd. They wanted to separate from him. They only gave him an old cow and an old car. The rest were monopolized by brother and sister-in-law. Then they separated from the cowherd.

From then on, the Cowherd and the old ox depended on each other for their lives. They cut through thorns and thorns on the wasteland, cultivated the land and built houses. A year or two later, they built a small home and could barely make ends meet. However, except for the old cow who can’t speak, the lonely family is only the cowherd, and life is very lonely. The cowherd did not know that the old cow was the golden bull star in the sky.

On that day, the old cow suddenly spoke. He said to the cowherd, “cowherd, today you go to the Bilian pool, where some fairies are taking a bath. You hide that Red Fairy suit, and the fairy in the Red Fairy suit will become your wife.” Seeing that the old ox was spewing out words, the cowherd was strange and happy, so he asked, “brother Niu, can you really talk? Is that true?” The old cow nodded, and the cowherd quietly hid in the reeds beside the green lotus pool, waiting for the arrival of the fairies.

After a while, the fairies really fluttered to, took off their clothes and jumped into the clear stream. The cowherd ran out of the reed and took away the Red Fairy clothes. When the fairies saw someone coming, they hurriedly put on their clothes and flew away like birds, leaving only the fairy who could not escape without clothes. She was the weaver. When the weaver girl saw that her fairy clothes had been snatched away by a young man, she was ashamed and anxious, but she had no choice. At this time, the cowherd came up to her and said to her that he could return her clothes only if she promised to be his wife. The weaver girl took a closer look and realized that the cowherd was the morning glory she had been thinking about day and night, so she shamefully agreed to him. In this way, the weaver girl became the wife of the cowherd.

After their marriage, men worked and women weaved. They loved each other and lived a very happy life. Soon, they gave birth to a son and a daughter, very cute. The Cowherd and weaver girl thought they could spend their whole lives together.

However, after the queen mother knew this, she became very angry and immediately sent the celestial fairy to catch the weaver girl and go back to heaven to plead guilty.

On this day, the weaver girl was cooking. The cowherd who went to the ground hurried back and told the weaver girl with swollen eyes: “brother Niu is dead. Before he died, he said that he wanted me to peel off his cow hide after he died. One day, I can put it on and fly to heaven.” The weaver girl was puzzled when she heard this. She knew that old cow was the golden bull star in the sky. Only because she said a few fair words for the petunia who was demoted to the world, she also demoted to the heaven. How could it die suddenly? The weaver girl asked the cowherd to peel off the cow hide and bury the old cow.

At this time, the sky was blowing violently, and the heavenly soldiers and generals came down from the sky. It was imperative to say that they escorted the weaver girl to the sky.


As she was flying, the Weaver Girl heard the voice of the cowherd: “weaver girl, wait for me!” The weaver girl looked back and saw that the cowherd came with a pair of baskets, carrying two sons and daughters in cowhide. Slowly, the distance between them was getting closer and closer. The weaver girl could see the lovely models of her children. The children all opened their arms and shouted “Mom”. Seeing that the Cowherd and the weaver girl were about to meet. But at that moment, the queen mother came with auspicious clouds. She pulled off the gold hairpin on her head and drew between them. Suddenly, a Tianhe wave rolled between the weaver girl and the cowherd, unable to cross.

The weaver girl looked at the Cowherd and children on the other side of the Milky way. She was crying at the top of her voice, and the Cowherd and children were crying to death. Their cries and the children’s cries of “mother” were so heart wrenching and tearful that even the fairies and gods who were watching felt sad and could not bear it. Seeing this, the queen mother was slightly moved by the steadfast love of the Cowherd and the weaver girl, and moved with compassion, she agreed to let the Cowherd and the children stay in the sky. She ordered magpie to send a message to let them meet every seven days. Unexpectedly, magpie sent the wrong message, saying that they would meet once a year on July 7, so the queen mother punished magpie to build a bridge for them.


From then on, the Cowherd and his children lived in the sky, across a river of heaven, facing the weaver girl from afar. Among the stars in the autumn sky, we can still see two larger stars glittering on both sides of the Milky way, namely Vega and Altair. There are two little stars with Altair, that is, a son and a daughter of the Cowherd and the weaver girl.

On July 7, when the Cowherd and the weaver girl met, countless groups of magpies flew to build a bridge for them. On the magpie bridge, the Cowherd and weaver girl are reunited! Weaver girl and cowherd are affectionate, embracing their children. There are countless words to say and endless feelings to tell!

It is said that on the seventh day of July every year, if people listen quietly in the grapevine under the grape trellis, they can vaguely hear the fairy music playing, and the weaver girl and the cowherd are talking affectionately. Really: it’s hard to meet and not to meet! They were looking forward to their reunion on July 7 the next year. Disclaimer: the above content originates from the Internet, and the copyright belongs to the original author. Please inform us if your original copyright is infringed, and we will delete the relevant content as soon as possible.

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