The Rabbit is also known as the Black or Empire Rabbit, the Deceiver or sometimes simply as The Trouble.
Very little is known about the coney, and many consider him merely a legend.
But many tales do exist that speak of his ability to enchant those around him with his siren song. He is said to have the power of disguise. Other yarns tell of his ability to perform great feats of evil doing.
One legend claims he was responsible for the destruction of the great city of Minoa more than five-thousand years ago. Another that he was responsible for the Lisbon Earthquake. Still others that he has been responsible for dozens of wars and conflicts over the centuries including the Russian Civil War, the Roman Catastrophe, and the Mongolian Golden Horde.
Many stories claim he was instrumental in the creation of the Empire of Australia in 1151—making a secret pact with Eleanor of Aquitaine to create an Empire that would last forever. This is why the creature is often associated with the Empire of Australia and is often referred to as The Empire Rabbit.
One story even claims that the Rabbit is responsible for bringing civilization to humanity and is responsible for their discovery of agriculture—all so he could have a beer.
The Rabbit appears in many artistic works around the world and throughout time.
The subject of renewed interest with the advent of the interweb, The Rabbit was the subject of a book called Fear of a Black Rabbit by Jacob DeAngelo and Paul Marie. The pair even went so far as to lead an expedition into the jungle of the Kongo looking for evidence of famed creature. Only DeAngelo returned from the trip alive and only one photograph survived.