a story I read when I was little.
the story of Chilseok in Korea.
Once upon a time, the heavenly king had a daughter, Jiknyeo, who was an excellent weaver. He set up an arranged marriage for Jiknyeo and Gyeonwu a farmer. They got married and seriously fell in love, but abandoned their work. The king, angry, ordered his daughter to come back to heaven and only allowed them to visit each other once a year on the seventh night of the seventh lunar month. On July 7th, the couple finally could see each other again, but there was the Milky Way between them and they couldn’t cross the barrier. Then, suddenly, tens and thousands of crows and magpies assembled to make a bridge(the bridge is called Ojakgyo) for the separated couple, and they eventually were able to spend a short amount of time together before saying good-bye. The story was originally from China. If it rains on July 7th, its said that the couple is crying when they seperate. In astrology, Altair, which is called the Star of the Cowherd, represents Gyeonwu, and the star Vega is called the Star of Jinknyeo in Korea.