Hare in the Moonlight
Hare in the Moonlight
Hare in the Moonlight
Hare in the Moonlight
Hare in the Moonlight

Hare in the Moonlight

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The excitement when you see a hare in a field or on a country lane is magical. They were once a common sight, but these shy creatures have learnt to be wary of our presence.

There is a rich history connecting the Irish to the hare. I found this transcript from Transceltic.com very interesting. I hope you do too.

“Celtic peoples looked on the hare as a creature with supernatural powers. This lonely creature was admired for strength, speed and was noted for being active at night and associated with the moon. They were seen as mysterious and magical, so thought of as an animal to be treated with caution. When the Romans invaded the British Isles, Julius Caesar made the observation that the Celtic people did not regard it lawful to eat the hare. In Ireland, the animals association with women from the Otherworld who could shapeshift into the form of a hare also made eating them taboo. Its significance in Ireland was shown when for many years the Irish hare was depicted on the pre-decimal coin the threepenny piece. The hare has also featured in the mythology of other cultures for thousands of years. Including being associated with the Northern European Saxon Goddess Ēostre or Ostara. It has been said by some that Easter takes its name from the pagan goddess Ēostre as mentioned by the English monk Bede in his work ‘The Reckoning of Time’ written in 725AD.”

Brooches can be worn on coats, cardigans and used to adorn a wooly hat, scarf, wrap, or handbag

Sizes are approximate
3.5cm x 3.5cm
Base metal with antiqued silver plating.