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Also known as Jade Rabbit, Moon Rabbit, Yt, Yut

The Moon Rabbit of Immortality

YUTU is a magic rabbit who lives on the moon. We are not sure how he got up there, but perhaps he swallowed the same gravity-defying pills as CHANG-E. Together they keep each other company.

YUTU is an industrious critter - he spends most of his time pounding a pestle and mortar to make immortality elixir for CHANG-E, who apparently can't get enough of the stuff.

He is one of the few mythological figures for which there is indisputable evidence - just look up at the full moon and you can see him pounding on his mortar.

We think the elixir must be made from powdered silvery moon rock, with perhaps a touch of carrot juice when the moon is full. So far nobody has managed to get us a sample for rigorous testing, but we live in hope. In 2013 the Chinese space agency successfully landed a moon rover named Jade Rabbit as part of their Chang-e moon exploration program. Hopefully they are planning to broker a deal and start a company dealing with Immortality Elixir Export.

YUTU doesn't really have a proper name. The Chinese characters Yue Tu mean simply 'Moon Rabbit'. He does have a nickname though. Just call him Jade. Yue Tu sounds similar to Yu Tu, which means 'Jade Rabbit'. It's a kind of Chinese pun.

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Article last updated on 15 December 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Name : YUTU
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : Fabulous Creature
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : Jade Rabbit, Moon Rabbit, Yt, Yut
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