Lunar Rabbits

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The Lunar Rabbit

Region of origin: China and Mesoamerica

Worldwide, there are numerous similar tales of a rabbit whose likeness is imprinted on the moon. Details vary between cultures, but most versions involve a figure, often a god in the form of a man, in need of food and the rabbit who, unable to gather any food, offers its own body. The god, moved by the rabbit’s sacrifice, immortalizes the form of the rabbit onto the full moon.

Originally posted on Tumblr on January 18, 2016

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