HouYi Shoots the Suns 后羿射日

Summer 2023; Myth Revived: Chinese Mythology and Animation; Procreate, Premiere Pro

This animation is a group project for the Summer course "Collaborative Research through Projects - The Myth “Revived”: Chinese Mythological Tales, Tradition, and Animation." It is a drawn 2d animation.

Project Group:
Emma Herrera: animation
Sina Lin: animation
Leah Minsky: animation
Shelly Zhang: animation, compositing, production

Music from album: 1993-2006年 乐韵唱片 - 「中乐发烧天碟 Vol5 &6」专辑 (25首) || 1993-2006 Le Yun Records - "Chinese Music Fever Vol5 & 6" album (25 songs)

Myth Overview:
When the universe was new, there were ten suns who were supposed to take turns illuminating earth. However, the suns were young and wanted to play together. This caused the earth to fall into fiery chaos.

Seeing the destruction, HouYi drew his bow and fired nine arrows at nine suns. Terrified, the tenth sun ran away and hid. The earth was plunged into darkness. Only the shrill cries of the rooster reached the hiding sun. Now, whenever roosters crow, the sun rises.