Rabbit stories, tales and folklore often present the rabbit as the clever, darting trickster eventually outwitting his enemy or adversary. In American popular culture, two prime examples are Brer Rabbit, a rabbit character from African-American folktales, later a Disney animation, and the Warner Bros cartoon character, Bugs Bunny. In Central Africa, such as Zambia, "Kalulu" the rabbit, in known in rabbit stories, the same way as Brer Rabbit is widely known, as a tricky character, getting the better of his foe or enemy. Aztec mythology speaks of a group of divine gods known as Centzon Totochtin meaning four hundred rabbits , led by Ometotchtli meaning Two Rabbit , representing fertility, parties, and drunkenness.
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You must be very familiar with the story of the race between Tortoise and Rabbit. In Chinese culture, rabbit can be used to symbolize the moon. Ancient Chinese believed there was a rabbit living on the moon. They could see it on the shiny full moon on Mid-Autumn Day.