Spring equinox 2009 at Chichen Itza, Mexico. A golden snake of light appears to slither down the steps of the pyramid dedicated to Kukulkan, the feathered serpent god. (credit: ATSZ56) Mona Evans, "Vernal Equinox" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art182925.asp
The myth of the Moon Gazing Hare reflects ancient beliefs. Pagans believed that seeing a moon gazing hare would bring growth, re-birth, abundance, new-beginnings and good fortune. The hare is known to be sacred to the goddess Eostre and eventually became known as the Easter bunny.