In many people’s minds Easter is the season of Easter Bunnies and Easter Eggs. This year’s Easter feature offers a variation on the theme – hares and cosmic circles!
The image at the start of the Easter hunt below shows three circling hares. In recent years this strange image, which can be found carved on roofs and painted in windows of medieval English churches, has generated a lot of interest and speculation. In this Easter feature you can go on a hare hunt to find out more about this mysterious emblem and to learn about the significance and meaning of the hare around the world.
The origin of the three-hares image lies far from the green fields of England and it provides a link between Christianity and the religions of the Far East, Buddhism in particular.
Click on the purple buttons to catch the hares and answer the questions.