i only just found out the reason everyone finds it weird that Tae ‘believes there are rabbits on the moon’ were bc people didn’t know the actual mythology
im not sure if its the same in korean mythology, but in chinese mythology (my aunt and parents and teachers in china told these stories), there’s this story of the jade emperor – he was like god in a way – who disguised himself as an old man in the woods, looking for food.
a monkey, rabbit, jackal and otter decided to help and, long story short, all the animals came up with food for the old man except for the rabbit, who felt so bad for being unable to help that it jumped into the fire so that the old man can eat the rabbit since the rabbit had no other food for him. the jade emperor was so grateful and shit that he revived the rabbit and put it on the moon with this other girl, who wanted to be immortal but got too curious and greedy, who was already up there, but thats another story
i legit only thought like, an hour ago, that “hey, people might think he’s crazy bc they dont know the story”, and i hadnt even bothered to think that before bc i thought everyone was like, joking about the fact he believed the mythology or smth