Galleries : Undying Tales 2019/2020 : UT 18 - Hainan Hare



HAINAN HARE - 6.5x6.5 inches $200.00 (SOLD)
Hare I - 6.5x6.5 inches $200.00 (SOLD)
Hare I - 4.5x3.5 inches $55.00 (SOLD)

Status: Endangered

Highlighted species: Lepus hainanus

Range: Hainan

The Chinese legend of Chang O: She was married to a hero, an expert archer named Hou Yi. One day Hou Yi saved the world because 10 suns rose instead of just 1, burning the land and causing disaster. He shot down 9 of the 10 suns and as a reward was gifted an elixir of immortality. However, he did not want to leave his mortal wife behind, and so he did not drink the elixir. When a greedy apprentice of Hou Yi's found out about the elixir, he tried to take it from Chang O by force, and in escaping him, she drank the elixir and floated to the moon. Her companion on the moon is a rabbit who pounds on a mortar and pestle to create pills of immortality.

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Size: 6 x 6 inches
Medium: Ink
©2019, Stephanie Law

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