Hare Sterling Silver Necklace

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Hare Sterling Silver Necklace

Origin: United Kingdom

Material: Sterling Silver (925)

Pendant Approximate Dimensions: 3cm x 1.8cm x 0.5cm

Chain Length: 16" to 18" (adjustable)

Weight: 7g

Note: The Hare is two sided

  

10% of this purchase will be donated to The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) [EU]

   

The hare in African folk tales is a trickster; some of the stories about the hare were retold among enslaved Africans in America, and are the basis of the Br'er Rabbit stories. The hare appears in English folklore in the saying "as mad as a March hare" and in the legend of the White Hare that alternatively tells of a witch who takes the form of a white hare and goes out looking for prey at night or of the spirit of a broken-hearted maiden who cannot rest and who haunts her unfaithful lover.

Many cultures, including the Chinese, Japanese, and Mexican, see a hare in the pattern of dark patches in the moon (see Moon rabbit). The constellation Lepus is also taken to represent a hare.

The hare was once regarded as an animal sacred to Aphrodite and Eros because of its high libido. Live hares were often presented as a gift of love. 

In European tradition, the hare symbolises the two qualities of swiftness and timidity.The latter once gave the European hare the Linnaean name Lepus timidus that is now limited to the mountain hare. Several ancient fables depict the Hare in flight; in The Tortoise and the Hare, perhaps the best-known among Aesop's Fables, the hare loses a race through being too confident in its swiftness. In Irish folklore, the hare is often associated with Sidh (Fairy) or other pagan elements. In these stories, characters who harm hares often suffer dreadful consequences.

 

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