The hare is considered an intermediary between mortals and deities, a messenger of the gods, but also a trickster with powers to effect transformation and control destiny. Its erratic movements foretell future events and as a lunar animal, it represents rebirth, immortality, good fortune and prosperity. The hare is the totem animal of numerous moon goddesses, most notably oestre (the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring) whose name is the source of the word Easter. Each piece comes in a box with a card describing the symbolism of the design. Approximate size is 1 1/8 inch.