We named this hare 'Saille', the Celtic name for Willow which is associated with the Moon, Water and the Goddess. The nature of Willow is that it bends, it can change its shape, so Saille is also The Shape Shifter.
Much beloved magical creature of legendary and mythical significance. The hare is closely associated with the Moon and with the Goddess. The hare is Her totem animal. The Spirit of Hare possesses and gives freely of some special and powerful attributes: life and abundance, fertility (creativity), transformation and generosity.
The hare is the commonest witch familiar, teaching divination and clairvoyance under the moon's influence. Associated with moon deities, the image of the hare in the moon appears throughout spiritual traditions the world over. In ancient traditions the hare was associated with the deities of the hunt. Killing and eating the hare was taboo although this was later replaced with a ritual hare hunt at the festival of Ostara/Eostre.
Manufactured with care by craftsmen and women in the West Country this is a fine quality cast sculpture, cast in a stunningly beautiful bronze/old gold finish. 17cms long. 10cms tall.
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