Easter Saturday (Holy Saturday in the Orthodox Churches)

EPSON MFP imageI drew some today, mainly equine and porcine pictures, but also some slugs and drawings based on recent editorial cartoons. However, I spent most of the day scanning and editing old drawings from over the years.  Fiddler Crab

It is Easter Saturday today.  My Orthodox brothers and sisters are celebrating Holy Week, and tomorrow is Easter for them, so I am posting a picture of Elil-Hrair-Rah, the “Trickster Rabbit Folk Hero of Lapine Legend” in Watership Down (which is NOT, in fact, about Communist rabbits.)   El-ahrairah is  not exactly the Easter Bunny, or even the Orthodox Easter Bunny, but is still a very interesting figure.  He’s the Reynard the Fox or Loki of the lapine world, the clever archetype that all rabbits aspire to be (and probably even most hares).  He may even be what the Easter Bunny aspires to be.  In any event, I really loved the folkloric aspects of Watership Down when I read it a couple of years ago, and the tales of Elil-Hrair-Rah, Rabscuttle, and the Black Rabbit of Inle stuck in my memory.



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