More: Why Are There Violent Rabbits In The Margins Of Medieval Manuscripts? (May 2, 2015)The image of cute little bunny rabbits doing horrible violence to people is strangely adorable – watching the twitchy nosed little guys beat the hell out of people who’d normally have then for dinner with Rosemary, thyme and sage – but it does beg a simple question: what the hell is going on?
It seems perhaps this kind of thing was actually the inspiration for the killer rabbit scene in Monty Python's movie The Quest for the Holy Grail:
From: Rabbit of Caerbannog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe idea for the rabbit in the movie was taken from the façade of the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris. This illustrates the weakness of cowardice by showing a knight fleeing from a rabbit.