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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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Mini Hare Ornament

Mini Hare Ornament

£5.00

These beautiful mini hares are handmade, they are made from earthenware and finished in a toffee brown glaze. Thi…

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Moon Gazing Hare - Turquoise

Moon Gazing Hare - Turquoise

£21.50

Each piece is hand finished, bisc fired and glazed before being raku fired.

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Moongazing Hare Card

Moongazing Hare Card

£1.65

There are legends all over the world bearing witness to the mystical link between the Hare and the Moon. Hedingham fa…

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Song of the Golden Hare

Song of the Golden Hare

£12.99

A book for adults and children alike - He had been waiting all his life, hoping to hear the hare’s song… The boy…

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Splatter Hare Mug

Splatter Hare Mug

£10.95

Splatter Hare Mug, dishwasher proof. Design by Katherine Williams.

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Standing Hare - White

Standing Hare - White

£40.00

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Beautiful alert Hare, hand glazed and raku fired.

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The Artful Hare - Alan Marshall

The Artful Hare - Alan Marshall

£27.50

Featuring the original prints of 74 artists across 208 pages, The Artful Hare is arguably the biggest collection of hare…

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The Hare and the Ribbon of Stars

The Hare and the Ribbon of Stars

£1.75

In Native American legend, the Great Hare is the creator of the earth, hero-saviour, father and guardian who transforms …

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Tiny Moon Gazing Hares

Tiny Moon Gazing Hares

£4.95

These beautiful Moon-Gazing Hares are each individually made. They either come in red, blue, brown and a light gr…

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