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Changxi (Chinese: 常羲) is an important deity in the history of Chinese mythology, knowledge of which primarily is from the Shanhaijing.[1] She was the mother of twelve moons, though accounts may vary as to the exact number; however, she was known for bathing the moons. She was also wife to Di Jun. Chinese scholars sometimes identify her with Chang'e.[2] A chasma on the planet Venus is named for her.

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  1. ^ Yang, 91
  2. ^ Yang, 92


  • Yang, Lihui, et al. (2005). Handbook of Chinese Mythology. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-533263-6