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6 Bunny GIFs That Embody the Horny Pagan History of Easter

Hoppy Easter.

by Beckett Mufson
15 April 2017, 1:40am

Wikipedia tells us that the Easter Bunny is descended from a Santa Claus-esque Lutheran tradition about a hare that judges whether children have been good enough to deserve candy. It doesn't explain why this symbol of fertility and libido has stuck in Western culture for so long. But enough anthropological exposition about holidays, here are six GIF artists who have incorporated fluffy, horny, mesmerizing bunny rabbits into their animation practice.

Bronwyn Maloney's GIFed version of a hare-y scene from her CalArts student film Serpentine, Leo Canham's play on the word Hare Style, and Lindsey Lea's red, white, and pink rabbit family are among the festive, though culturally-agnostic animated loops we've gathered for you here today. Next year we'll include GIFs of painting lamb's blood over our doorways to protect ourselves from the angel of death. For now, enjoy the fluffy bunnies below:

Lindsey Lea

Oliver Sin

Bronwyn Maloney

Arsenije Vujovic

Edwin Haverkamp

Leo Canham

See more rabbit GIFs on GIPHY.

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Bronwyn Maloney
Arsenije Vujovic​
Edwin Haverkamp​
Lindsey Lea
Oliver Sin