In celtic mythology the bull symbolised strength, wealth, sovereignty and potency. In the old irish legend ‘ The Tain Bó Cualigne -The Brown Bull of Cooley”. A great war was fought over the ownership of a strong brown bull. Many great warriors fought and died.
The bull is also a virile sign for men, and a sign of fertility for women. Donning the bull symbol in the Celtic bed chamber (depicted on sheets, robes, pillows, etc) is said to enhance the mental state leading to sexual strength and endurance.
As Celtic Animal Symbols, the rabbit was thought to have special protective powers needed for residing underground. Thus bringing protection from evil gods believed to live beneath the earth. They were considered lucky. Thus keeping a part of the rabbit was considered good fortune, the rabbit’s foot could bring protection from evil spirits, and is even considered so today. Maybe my little rabbits could bring you luck.
Horses were especially sacred to the Celts and deemed to have supernatural abilities.
The horse was admired for beauty, strength, speed and sexual vigour.
They were seen as good luck and were harbingers of good fortune. The white horse, was sacred to the Celts, and strongly associated with Rhiannon and Epona, who occasionally took the form of a white horse. Our Horse comes in many colours.