Posted by: (The stone formations are known by the names Hound Tor and Bowerman’s Nose.) Numerous folk tales tell of men led astray by hares who are really witches in disguise, or of old women revealed as witches when they are wounded in their animal shape. Nanabozho (or Manabozho) the Great Hare, for instance, is a powerful figure found in the tales of the Algonquin, Fox, Menoimini, Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Winnebago tribes. He is distinctly characterized by having a tremendous power boost during a full moon, but is weakened in every other lunar phase. Terri Windling | Pliny the Elder recommended the meat of the hare as a cure for sterility, and wrote that a meal of hare enhanced sexual attraction for a period of nine days. These ancestors, grandmothers and grandfathers, mothers, fathers and cousins are the kin to the original descendants of bunnies once gathered at our County Fair ... long long, though not so long that it is "Once upon a long ago." This does not provoke attacks of opportunity. (1 enemy), Low chance of instant kill. Friday, December 19, 2014 at 09:25 AM. Thank you. This poem sort of wrote itself, a bit usual for me.

MOM | The Celts used rabbits and hares for divination and other shamanic practices by studying the patterns of their tracks, the rituals of their mating dances, and mystic signs within their entrails. Funny how a poem takes on its own place, space, and pace. would have given Bonus Languages: Any (Unless specifically noted).

I am very late to this gorgeous post.

| At the same time that Chandler Harris was recording Br’er Rabbit stories from the African American oral tradition, folklorist Alcee Fortier was setting down the folk tales of the Cajun (French Creole) culture of southern Louisiana -- including delightful stories of a fast-talking rabbit Trickster called Compair Lapin. Wendy, Posted by: Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:14 PM, Fantastic read! Posted by: at parsley on the riverside, A hare-headed god and goddess can be seen on the Egyptian temple walls of Dendera, where the female is believed to be the goddess Unut (or Wenet), while the male is most likely a representation of Osiris (also called Wepuat or Un-nefer), who was sacrificed to the Nile annually in the form of a hare. Images above: "Three Hares" by Jackie Morris, "Three Hares" by Brian Froud, "Nature in Art" by Eleanor Ludgate, "The Mockingbird and the Hare" by Kelly Louise Judd, "Wishing on a Blue Moon" by Karen Davis, "Girl and Rabbit" photographed by Katerina Plotnikova, "Brown Hare (Suffolk)" photographed by Michael Rae, "Thumper" (from my novel The Wood Wife) by Brian Froud, "Eostre" by Danielle Barlow, "Easter Rabbits" by Mr. Finch, "Hare" sculpture by Beth Cavener Stichter, "Desert Cottontail" sculpture by Mark Rossi, Desert Jackrabbit photograph (Wikipedia), my "Desert Bunny Girl with Prayer Feathers" sketch, "Mimbres Rabbits" by Pablita Verlarde (Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico), "Boxing Hares" photograph (The Independent), "The March Hare, Dormouse, and Mad Hatter" by John Tenniel, "Moon Rabbit" netsuke by Eiichi (Japan, late 19th Century), illustration from "The Tortoise and the Hare" by Charles Robinson, "Country Bunny" by Marjorie Hack, two more of my Bunny Girls, a rabbit study and "The Rabbit's Christmas Party" by Beatrix Potter, the March Hare at "The Mad Hatter's Tea Party" by Arthur Rackham, and "Young Hare" by Albrecht Dürer.

Kaltes, the shape-shifting moon goddess of western Siberia, liked to roam the hills in the form of a hare, and was sometimes pictured in human shape wearing a headdress with hare’s ears. Conveying the form of the mythical beast, this Articulated Dragon combines elements from several creatures: a snake’s body, a fish’s scales, and an eagle’s talons. Alinda Lord |

Hares were likewise believed to be androgynous, shifting back and forth between the genders -- not only in ancient Egypt but also in European folklore right up to the 18th century. I didn't think about where it was going when it began, just about the messenger. The symbol of our village is three hares in a circle, their interlinked ears forming a perfect triangle -- an imge found in roof boss carvings in seventeen Devon churches, including ours. Thank you so much Terri! Among the many different Native American story traditions, Trickster tales featuring Coyote or Raven tend to be best known to non-Native audiences, but there are also a large number of tales that feature a trickster Rabbit or Hare, particularly among the Algonquin-speaking peoples of the central and eastern woodland tribes. Okuninushi restored the rabbit's skin by having it wash in fresh water and cover itself with reeds. African hare stories traveled to North America on the slavers’ ships, mixed with rabbit tales of the Cherokee and other tribes, and were transformed into the famous Br’er Rabbit stories of the American South. In Potawatomi myth, Wabosso is the Great White Hare (and the younger brother of Nanabozho) who travels north to become the greatest of magicians among the supernaturals. The Japanese for rabbit is 兎. ( or ). I ran a small rabbit rescue in Los Angeles, CA for six years. I deeply appreciate your kind words and thoughts.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 06:10 PM, What a wonderful romp through history and culture!

for his morning nap., Posted by: The earliest known examples of the design can be found in Buddhist cave temples in China (581-618 CE); from there it spread all along the Silk Road, through the Middle East, through Hungary and Poland to Germany, Switzerland, and the British Isles.

Mike Nelson Pedde | But Hare, in the role of Trickster buffoon, manages to get the message wrong, bestowing mortality instead and bringing death to the human world. it will be an aloe leaf.

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Friday, December 19, 2014 at 09:14 AM.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 05:42 PM. In one well-known story from Dartmoor, a mighty hunter named Bowerman disturbed a coven of witches practicing their rites, and so one young witch determined to take revenge upon the man.

I remember watching them emerge from their burrow at dusk and nibble clover. Friday, December 26, 2014 at 12:25 AM.

So much colorful info to absorb.Now after downloading all this bunny stuff, another beasty favorite of mine, I'm in heaven.

Thank you for the continual enlightenment, and I look forward to more Into The Woods after the holidays! Terri Windling | I've read varied iterations of Coyote, planning to get into the good graces of women so he can eventually seduce them, taking off his penis and giving it to Rabbit for safekeeping. As you can imagine the chase was one and most children were rewarded with a prize bunny. In Greco-Roman myth, the hare represented romantic love, lust, abundance, and fercundity. Terri Windling | Siúlóir Hartshorn | What about recommendations of fiction involving rabbits in some way? Moon, Food (Shin Megami Tensei IV, Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse)Wilder (Devil Survivor 2, Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker)Mute (Devil Children Black & Red Book, Devil Children White Book).

In fact, the symbol is much older and farther ranging than early folklorists suspected.

Thank you once again. Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 12:42 PM. 3-6 medium Phys attacks to random targets. JenniferWriter | Wonderful post Terri. This was so fascinating, thank you very much. Friday, December 19, 2014 at 09:17 AM. Whether hovering above us in the arms of a moon goddess or carrying messages from the Netherworld below, whether clever or clownish, hero or rascal, whether portent of good tidings or ill, rabbits and hares have leapt through myths, legends, and folk tales all around the world -- forever elusive, refusing to be caught and bound by a single definition. Thee lines were marvelous in capturing that foible, that seemingly harmless indulgence that caused a major upset, the irony of life --.

In Greece, the gift of a rabbit was a common love token from a man to his male or female lover. Devil Summoner It was told to wash its body in salt water, but the pain only made it worse. In West Africa, many tribal cultures, such as the Yoruba of Nigeria and the Wolof of Senegal, have traditional story cycles about an irrepressible hare Trickster who is equal parts rascal, clown, and culture hero. Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 06:01 PM. Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:13 PM, Posted by: Beautiful., P.S. Hare of Inaba can be found in Shibuya in the Miyashita Park area. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. So interesting to read here about the wealth of hare and rabbit lore throughout the world.

I adore the illustrations and all the different mythical facets of the hare/rabbit's role and purpose.

Posted by: before priest Top of my list is The Limits of Enchantment by Graham Joyce and Hannah's Garden by Midori Snyder. I think you should put all these animal folklore pieces together (with others you did for Ellen's magazine) and pass around to some small presses (Small Beer?) Restores small amount of HP to all allies. Thank you so much.

Whereas in Western folklore we refer to the "Man in the Moon," the "Hare (or Rabbit) in the Moon" is a more familiar image in other societies. He gazes with longing I must admit that when I saw your rabbit image my first thought was of the triskele; that got me thinking about how certain numbers show up again and again across time and traditions. She shape-shifted into a hare, led Bowerman through a deadly bog, then turned the hunter and his hounds into piles of stones, which can still be seen today. Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 01:32 PM.

It can teach the Diarama, Sukukaja, Trafuri, Media and Recarm skills through its Demon Whisper. A Rabbit demon does not need to get a running start to jump. Restores medium amount of HP to all allies. suckers him aside.

He is also found in Sector Fornax, enveloped in Alice's fantasy, and desperately trying to escape from her, mistaken for the White Rabbit of Wonderland. Freida | Too young really to understand them much, but even so there was the sense that they were weighted with more than just the words of adventures. I'll be passing it on to the House Rabbit Society ( so that the rest of us rabbit parents can enjoy it too. It is Hare’s role to lead the dead to the Afterlife in penance for what he’s done. In Ireland, it was said that eating a hare was like eating one’s own grandmother -- perhaps due to the sacred connection between hares and various goddesses, warrior queens, and female faeries, or else due to the belief that old "wise women" could shape-shift into hares by moonlight. Medium: As Medium creatures, Rabbit Demons have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size. tucked behind his ears. Posted by: Posted by: Even if he leaves the Hare at Alice's mercies, she will engage in battle once she's done with the Hare. the houses closest I blame Herself. puzzling in the wind, Rabbit Demons gain a +6 racial bonus to acrobatics checks.

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