Seldom one finds a fierce image of the Rabbit.
In Alice in Wonderland,
the White Rabbit in a constant rush
due to his tardiness of “an important date”
seems a benign bunny.
Harvey (a rather large rabbit) was noted as an imaginary friend
who accompanied Elwood,
sometimes advising him on a number of matters.
Yet for those who have spent time with rabbits,
know they can have a somewhat darker streak.
In the images presented in Monty Python’s Holy Grail,
is described by Tim the Enchanter
as a rabbit hidden in a cave: a grim slayer
– noted by his more ferocious antics
is so profoundly formidable Sir Robin soils his armor.
This terrible beast then slays Bors
by decapitating hims with his terrible teeth!
In other film Lore,
a sector of a Great Rabbit looms heavily in Donnie Darko,
appearing as a huge beast in times of darkness and fear.
But there is indeed hope for the Rabbit:
noted in A Passion Play by Jethro Tull,
the Hare looses his spectacles and is advised by a number of forest creatures
as to why it has happened
and where hi might find them.
it is also referenced in another musical creation by the same artists:
Thick as a Brick (a parody on the classic style of the concept album)
the Non-Rabbit is noted as a transcendent being
who rises above the illusions of Being.
is the use of the Hare an a number for Celtic and Norse mythos
representing “more than fertility”
a transcendent being representing a host of virtues and innocence.
To encompass these
(and so many other ideas)
I have created the Bunny Skull:
Both luckier than a rabbit’s foot
and offering fierce protection,
this Bunny Skull is fashioned in miniature
after the likeness of Frank the Ferocious,
direct descendant of the Rabbit of Caerbannog.
Three quarters of an inch tall,
with a jump ring fitted between the ears,
the Bunny Skull Amulet is perfect
for those lovers of skull jewelry.