Hare in the Moon

Hare in the Moon. Made from 1.5mm steel plate and finished in a quality powder coating.

The Myth of the Moon Gazing Hare reflects ancient beliefs. Pagans believed that seeing a moon gazing hare would bring growth, re-birth, and abundance, new beginnings and good fortune.

  • In pre-Christian times the Hare was considered a sacred animal, entwined with the earth or white Goddess who was the provider of all things.
  • Queen Boudicca is said to have prayed to a hare Goddess before going into battle with the Romans. the Saxons who colonised Britain worshipped a Hare goddess.

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Description

Hares were sacred to ancient religions across the globe.  In Europe, these ancient traditions tend to associate the hare with moon deities and the symbolism of the hunt.  Irish mythology and folklore is particularly respectful of hares:  eating a hare in Kerry was said to be like eating your grandmother.  The Goddess Eostre changed into a hare at the full moon, whilst Boudicca is thought to have used the hare for divination.  In esoteric terms, the hare is best known as an animal of transformation.  The Celtic warrior Oisin wounded a hare during a hunt, and followed it into some bushes.  He found there a door into the ground which led to a grand hall in which sat a woman on a throne with a wounded leg.  In more modern European folklore, witches and hares have become synonymous.  There are numerous cases in which witches turn themselves into hares, but the most famous and poetic example can be found in the confession of Isobel Gowdie (1662)

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Additional information

Weight 250 g
Dimensions 295 × 295 × 1.5 mm
Colour

Light Blue, Steel Blue, Unpainted