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The Hare

In Celtic tradition, the hare is sacred to the Goddess and is the totem animal of many lunar goddesses such as Hecate, Freyja and Holda – the hare is a symbol for the moon.  The Goddess most closely associated with the Hare is Eostre, or Ostara.  The date of the Christian Easter is determined by the phase of the moon.  The nocturnal hare, so closely associated with the moon which dies every morning and is resurrected every evening, also represents the rebirth of nature in Spring.  Both the moon and the hare were believed to die daily in order to be reborn – therefore the Hare is a symbol of immortality.  It is also a major symbol for fertility and abundance as the hare can conceive while pregnant.  Over the centuries the symbol of the Hare at Ostara has become the Easter Bunny who brings eggs to children on Easter morning, the Christian day of rebirth and resurrection.  Hare hunting was taboo but because the date of Easter is determined by the Moon together with the Hare’s strong lunar associations, hare-hunting was a common Easter activity in England (and also at Beltane).

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All Ears Hare Mug

All Ears Hare Mug

£8.95

Approximate Size: Height. 90mm | Diameter. 80mm | Volume. 330ml Care Instructions: Recommend handwashing to extend …

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Boxing Hares Framed Print

Boxing Hares Framed Print

£85.00

Boxing Hares giclee print on fine art paper framed in oak. By Sarah Halstead. Also available as prints unfram…

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Glazed Leaping Hare Plaques

Glazed Leaping Hare Plaques

£39.50

These beautiful hare plaques are handmade in stoneware and are glazed with different colours. Some are darker than ot…

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Hare Encounters in the Wild - Jim Crumley

Hare Encounters in the Wild - Jim Crumley

£10.00

Renowned nature writer Jim Crumley gets up close and personal with some of Britain’s most iconic and loved animals and…

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Large Boxing Hares Print

Large Boxing Hares Print

£40.00

Mounted giclee print of boxing hares on fine art paper. One is slightly larger than the other and the colours are…

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Leaping Hare Pendant

Leaping Hare Pendant

£10.00

Handmade leaping hare pendant. All individually handmade, glazed and kiln fired. No two will be exactly the same a…

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Listening Hares Mug

Listening Hares Mug

£8.95

Approximate Size. Height. 90mm | Diameter. 80mm | Volume. 330ml Care Instructions. We recommend handwashing to extend…

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Living Life in the Sun Hare Mug

Living Life in the Sun Hare Mug

£10.95

Mug with design by Liz Chaderton. 

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March Hares Mug

March Hares Mug

£8.95

Approximate Size. Height. 90mm | Diameter. 80mm | Volume. 330ml Care Instructions. We recommend handwashing to extend…

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Medium Hare Ornament

Medium Hare Ornament

£8.50

These beautiful medium hare statues are handmade, they are made from earthenware and finished in a toffee brown glaze…

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