Lunar Hare

In many mythic traditions, hares were archetypal symbols of femininity, associated with the lunar cycle, fertility, longevity, and rebirth

Many cultures see a rabbit in the moon’s surface craters and markings. In Asian myth, the hare is seen with a mortar and pestle grinding the elixir of immortality. The lunar hare is mythically linked to Chinese goddess Chang-O and Mayan Goddess Ixchel, as well as the Celtic Eostre. 

In many mythic traditions, hares were archetypal symbols of femininity, associated with the lunar cycle, fertility, longevity, and rebirth

Many cultures see a rabbit in the moon’s surface craters and markings. In Asian myth, the hare is seen with a mortar and pestle grinding the elixir of immortality. The lunar hare is mythically linked to Chinese goddess Chang-O and Mayan Goddess Ixchel, as well as the Celtic Eostre. 

In one oft told tale –  a rabbit, with nothing else to offer a hungry, weary Buddha, jumps into a fire, cooking himself for the deity .  Out of gratitude for the sacrifice, and for eternal safekeeping – Buddha placed the rabbit in the moon. This same story is retold with the Hindu god Indra and the Aztec god Quetzacoatl!

 

 My tiles are original designs, often with a mythological or art historical reference. I sculpt and carve the original in clay and make a plaster press mold. Having a mold allows me to streamline the process and reproduce my design in multiples. Each one is hand painted with a variety of glazes and underglazes; each one is unique. They are ready to hang, bringing a little myth and symbolism to your everyday. 

Prices range from $30-50. Please contact me for availability, or custom orders. 

 

 

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