Lithographed and published by Nathaniel Currier (American, 1813–1888). The Favorite Cat, ca. 1840–50. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Adele S. Colgate, 1962 (63.550.159) #cats
Druids and later “witches” were thought to shapeshift into hares for magical work. Because of this belief, according to Julius Cesar (since we all know his works on the Celts are just so very reliable), it was considered taboo amongst the Celts to eat hare in case you were eating someone who was just shifting.