Beast Lore

Wonder tales and superstitions about cats, tigers and other critters

Annotated diagram of cat

Cat Lore

Translations from premodern Chinese texts about cats.

Animal Wonder Tales

Supernatural stories of transforming tigers, shapeshifting cats, and more!

Rotating images of a cat, a tiger and ginkgo leaves
White hare with mortar and pestle on the moon

Myths of the Moon

Think you know the stories of Chang E and Moon Rabbit? Not many people know the unromanticized ancient versions of the myths, warts and all. 😉

Btw Jade Rabbit can’t be a rabbit because rabbits are not indigenous to China. Hare or rabbit, this lagomorph appears in more than one queer tale: