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Famous Rabbits through History

Rabbits in Myth and Folklore
The Lunar Year of the Rabbit
The rabbit is one of twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac, celebrated once every tweleve years.
Centzon Totochtin
In Aztec mythology, the Centzon Totochtin ("four-hundred rabbits") are a group of deities who meet for frequent parties; they are divine rabbits, and the gods of drunkenness.
Nanabhozo or Mahnabohzo
Nanabozho is a Native American creator figure who takes the shape of a rabbit and is characterized as a trickster. In his rabbit form, he is called Mishaabooz ("Great rabbit" or "Hare") or Chi-waabooz ("Big rabbit"). He was sent to Earth by Gitchi Manitou to teach the Ojibwe.
The Rabbit in the Moon
A belief found in Asia, MesoAmerica, and other locations, which links the rabbit to the moon, and to lunar goddesses
The Easter Bunny
Because of the rabbit's symbolic associations with regeneration, the rabbit is (along with the egg) commonly associated with Easter
The Jackalope
A mythical animal of North American folklore described as a jackrabbit with antelope horns or deer antlers.

Rabbits in Literature
White Rabbit and the March Hare
From Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Brer rabbit
A trickster rabbit from Africa, popularized in the Uncle Remus stories by Joel Chandler Harris
Peter Rabbit
Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, the Flopsy Bunnies, the Fierce Bad Rabbit, etc. in the stories of Beatrix Potter velveteen bunny
From A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh stories
Rabbit Angstrom
The central character in John Updike's novel, Rabbit, Run
Fiver, Hazel, Bigwig, etc.
from Richard Adams' Watership Down
The Velveteen Rabbit
From the book by Margery Williams in which a well-loved toy learns what it takes to become real.
Edward Tulane
A china rabbit who is the main character of the book, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo
A vampire bunny who sucks the juice from vegetables from the book by Deborah and James Howe

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Rabbits on Television
Bugs Bunny
The most famous of the Warner Brothers cartoon characters; he derives from the Brer rabbit stories
Crusader Rabbit
"Crusader Rabbit" was the first animated series produced specifically for television in 1948.
Greg the Bunny
An American television sitcom that originally aired in 2002, starring Seth Green and a hand puppet named Greg the Bunny.

Rabbits in Film
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was a cartoon character created by Walt Disney in the 1920s and 1930s.
Bambi's sidekick from the Disney animated film, Bambi
A werewolf-like character from the animated British film, Curse of the Were-Rabbit, starring Wallace and Grommit, by Nick Park
The 7-foot tall apocalyptic rabbit in Donnie Darko
The invisible, six foot, three and a half inch white rabbit from the movie Harvey, starring Jimmy Stewart Jessica rabbit
Jessica Rabbit and Roger Rabbit
The lead characters from the animated film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Rabbit of Caerbannog
A killer rabbit from Monty Python and the Holy Grail: "run away, run away!"
Killer rabbits
From the 1972 horror film, Night of the Lepus, which depicts a small Arizona town attacked by thousands of mutated, carnivorous killer rabbits.

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Rabbits in Song
White Rabbit
The 1967 song written by Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane about hallucinogenic drugs

Rabbits in Advertising and Popular Culture
The Playboy Bunny
The mascot of Hugh Hefner's adult entertainment empire energizer bunny
The Trix Rabbit
The mascot for Trix fruit-flavored cereal
The Energizer Bunny
The mascot for Energizer batteries: they keep going and going and going...
The Cadbury Bunny
The mascot for Cadbury's Easter chocolates
The Nesquick Bunny
The mascot for Nesquick's chocolate milk drinks
Happy Bunny
Happy Bunny is a small, smiling bunny, often varying in color, with an insulting slogan printed at its feet. Happy Bunny was designed by Jim Benton, and is featured in stickers, buttons, greeting cards, posters, and other merchandise.

Rabbits in Comics Mr. Bun
Mr. Bun
Susie's stuffed rabbit from Calvin and Hobbes, the comic strip from Bill Watterson that ran from 1985 to 1995
Mr. B and Butterscotch
Two house rabbits featured in the daily comic strip, For Better or for Worse, by Lynn Johnston
Miyamoto Usagi
A rabbit samurai who stars in Usagi Yojimbo, a comic book series created by Stan Sakai in 1987
The rabbit who belongs to Alice in Cul de Sac, a comic strip created by Richard Thompson in 2004

Real Rabbits alba
Alba was the name of a genetically modified rabbit "created" as an artistic work by Eduardo Kac.
Oolong was a rabbit owned by photographer Hironori Akutagawa, who was famous for his ability to balance a variety of objects on his head. Oolong was one of the internet's first viral sensations.
The inspiration behind Disapproving Rabbits, created by Sharon Stiteler to honor all rabbits who disapprove. disapproving rabbits
Buns and Chou Chou
The stars of Rabbit Bites, an Internet video series created by Nicholas Quixote.
Roebling is the star of the Brooklyn Bunny Cam, one of the first webcams devoted to a rabbit, established by Kevin Dresser and Kate Johnson.
The rabbit whose arrival in the backyard of Marinell and Bob Harriman in the early 1980s spurred the creation of Drollery Press and House Rabbit Society.

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