Qian Niu is a bright star near the Milky Way.
In the heavenly kingdom, a young man was entrusted with the care of water buffalos and a young lady was in charge of seamstress duties. The cowboy and the seamstress fell madly in love and ignored their assigned duties. In anger, the heavenly father separated the two on either side of the Silver River and allowed them to meet only one night a year. On the night of the seventh day of the seventh moon, thousands of magpies were sent to form a bridge to allow the boy to visit his love.