Hare Gazing at the Moon Hanging Basket Holder

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Hare Gazing at the Moon, Hanging Basket Holder. Made from 3mm mild steel plate and finished in a quality powder coating. Supplied pre drilled for mounting (screws are not supplied)

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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 990 g
Dimensions 340 × 260 × 50 mm
Colour

Light Blue, Anthracite Gray, Unpainted