The myth behind the Chinese zodiac
8,069,258 views | Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen • TED-Ed
What's your sign? In Western astrology, it's a constellation determined by when your birthday falls in the calendar. But according to the Chinese zodiac (生肖), it's your shuxiang, meaning the animal assigned to your birth year. And of the many myths explaining these animal signs and their arrangement, the most enduring one is that of The Great Race. Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen recount this classic myth. [Directed by Marta Prokopová, narrated by Pen-Pen Chen, music by WORKPLAYWORK and Cem Misirlioglu].