Ostara and the Lore of the Bunnies - original painting


Ostara is an ancient Germanic goddess, symbolising spring, dawn, rebirth fertility and abundance. She embodies the archetype ‘The Maiden’ and represents purity, innocence and magic. These symbols correspond to the symbolism of rabbits, and so it is not surprising that Ostara is often depicted with rabbits and sometimes coloured eggs symbolising Easter. There are many tales inspired by this goddess, who commonly has a hare attendant. One popular story tells a tale of a dying bird who Ostara transforms into a hare to save its life. The hare is a significant companion to Ostara and becomes a symbolic messenger of renewal and new beginnings as well as shape-shifting and magic.

This painting depicts Ostara and her magical hare, surrounded in the symbolism of rebirth, hope, joy and new beginnings. All around the canvas are stories of rabbits that appear in fairytales and mythology with fantastical elements to awaken imaginations and renew that belief in magical possibilities we all had once upon a time. Let the bunnies dance inside your hearts and feel a sense of renewed love for life and all it’s potentials.

Painting Details:

Acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas
Ready to hang
1400 x 1000mm
(50mm deep)

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