E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Old Man of the Moon (The).
The Chinese deity who links in wedlock predestined couples. (See MAN IN THE MOON.)
The Chinese have a firm belief in marriages being made in heaven. A certain deity, whom they call the Old Man of the Moon, links with a silken cord all predestined couples.J. N. Jordan: Modern China (Nineteenth Century, July, 1886, p. 45).