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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Hare in the Moon

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N – NOBLE, natural, neat, necessary, nice, needed, normal, nourishes, noticeable, notable ---> NOTHING

Why is rabbit associated with the moon when she is not a night creature maybe because that the moon is associated with woman power and rabbit is symbolized as a healer or MUSE.

Rabbit is in the Chinese zodiac and in their moon. Pangue, the first Dragon, died and leaves his body to make China. In doing so his left eye floated into the sky and became the moon, giving herbs to the peoples. Rabbit grinds up the spices and herbs for early medicines for the earthly people. Later the God of Farming changes rabbit into a Goddess, who gives medicines to the peoples of China.

So it is said this is one a Buddhist teaching tales from his 500 lives he had before he was born as Buddha. So being this tale is at least 3000 years old and beyond because travelers carry their stories from place to place, we as modern people discount this stream of verbal tale.

The rabbit or the hare is a popular mystical creature in the stories of the Nordic and Celtic tribes. Rabbit is a serving creature and is sometimes noted as a goddess with different names, a kin to Ostara, whose bird turns into a bunny that gave eggs to children “estrus”,  hense, our Easter bunny, the giver of eggs in spring.

Brave Rabbit also tricks tiger in the Korean folklore. Rabbit is the common folk and Tiger of the ruling class.

Rabbit serves by giving her life to us (her sacrifice) as in this telling where rabbit serves the great Japanese Sky God and saves her friends. HARE and the MOON

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