Wednesday, June 22, 2011

An Extraordinary and Ancient Archetype

Notes artist Hester Cox:

The hare is an extraordinary and ancient archetype which is important to many different cultures and inspires countless artists today. In many mythic traditions, the hare is a lunar animal associated with femininity, longevity and rebirth. Look a little deeper and you find that the hare is a paradoxical creature symbolising both foolishness and intelligence, lust and purity, witchcraft and Christianity.

Image: "Swift as a Hare" by Hester Cox.

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