Hare Trinity. Pewter pendant with cord
Pewter pendant, unalterable tin, copper and antimony alloy. Two sides. With cord
Approx. size : 22 x 33 mm
Symbol of the pagan goddess, the trinity hare. It is said that the three circles that appear under each hare represent the nutritious eggs that had been given to eat to recover from the hard winter and be the symbol of rebirth.
Some theories relate it to fertility cults and the lunar cycle. Its use in churches could be adopted as a reference to the Trinity. The most feasible hypothesis is that each culture incorporated it adapting it to their own beliefs.
It has been compared to the trisquel, an essentially Celtic motif, three hares that form a kind of triangle inside a circle. Moon deity of the Celts. By its connection with the Moon represents the resurrection and rebirth, the light in the dark. This representation of the hare on the moon is almost universal; It is the intermediary animal between lunar deities and mankind.