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“LUNAR HARE” by Mandy Walde

I never did see a man in the moon – no sir red – I remember sitting in the back my daddy’s  white 1959 cadillac – coming home from Aunt Lucille’s – looking at the moon.  I keep saying to myself, the

 In many mythic traditions, these animals were archetypal symbols of femininity, associated with the lunar cycle, fertility, longevity, and rebirth. But if we dig a little deeper into their stories we find that they are also contradictory, paradoxical creatures: symbols of both cleverness and foolishness, of femininity and androgny, of cowardice and courage, of rampant sexuality and virginal purity. In some lands, Hare is the messenger of the Great Goddess, moving by moonlight between the human world and the realm of the gods; in other lands he is a god himself, wily deceiver and sacred world creator rolled into one.
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