Hare Mabinogion

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In the Mabinogion, Little Gwion is trying to escape from the claws of the witch, Ceridwen, whilst being chased on land, through water and in the air. He turns into a hare and she turns into a greyhound, he turns into a fish and she into an otter, him into a bird and her into a hawk. Finally he changes to a grain of wheat only to be eaten by Ceridwen’s hen. However, there is a happy ending because the witch becomes pregnant as a result and a beautiful child is born.