SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, 22 January 1590/1 (chapter 23): ""My thoughts drifted while Mary worked. The day was sunny, and a beam of light sliced through the smoky air and fell on the mural depicting the alchemical dragon. I sat forward in my chair. 'No,' I said. 'It can't be.'
The Moon rabbit in folklore is a rabbit that lives on the moon, based on pareidolia that identifies the markings of the moon as a rabbit. In Aztec mythology and East Asian folklore, it is seen pounding in amortar and pestle. In Chinese folklore, it is constantly pounding the elixir of life for goddess Chang'e; but in Japanese and Korean versions it is just pounding the ingredients for rice cake.