Spring Equinox: "Three Hares," © Sue Wookey. The three hares is a circular motif appearing in sacred sites from the Middle and Far East to the churches of southwest England (as the "Tinners’ Rabbits") and historical synagogues in Europe. It is used as an architectural ornament, a religious symbol, and in other works of art. Each of the ears is shared by two hares, so only three ears are shown. It is thought to have a range of symbolic or mystical associations with fertility and the lunar cycle.