Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Ostara optical offering...


OK, I know it's not Easter but bear with me...in Anglo–Saxon myth Ostara was goddess of the moon, fertility, and spring; she was often depicted with a hare’s head or ears, and with a white hare standing in attendance. Elsewhere it has been suggested that her lights, as goddess of the dawn, were carried by hares. This blogpost is to help draw attention to Magick4Terri, a fundraiser to benefit Terri Windling (Click on image for Terri's "The Symbolism of Rabbits and Hares") and my mate Charlie is doing her bit:
"Magick 4 Terri is a heart warming and magical fundraising initiative organised by the friends and colleagues of editor, artist, and writer Terri Windling in her time of need."
Charlie's painting is of The Triple Hares, an eternal cycle; the circular motif  has an optical illusion: each hare has two ears yet there seems only three ears in total; the "ancient symbol of three hares or rabbits running in a circle and joined by their ears which form a triangle at the centre of the design." [Link] The hare often appears in world mythology and "was believed to have mystical links to the female cycle and to the moon which governed it."

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5 comments:

Span Ows said...

Charlie...that painting is rather good!

Charlie said...

Thank you babe! x

Charlie said...

You could bid for it if you wanted...

Span Ows said...

yes I know!...but dare I!...hmmm well, maybe, I'd even throw a book in ;-)

Charlie said...

Actually you might return a book...