Monday, 21 March 2016

Easter Origins - Did you know?

Easter in Christianity celebrates the rebirth of Christ after he gave his life in sacrifice for Humanity's sins,But did you know that Easter has its roots in Pagan tradition?
The Egg is a universal symbol of life and renewal so it is not surprising that it for centuries the egg has be associated with Easter.
from newsonia.com

However the pagan roots are in the Pagan Festivities, The Venerable Bede (672-735 AD),A christian Scholar wrote that Easter was named after the Great Mother Goddess of the Saxon people "Eostre".
The Goddesses favourite animal was the Hare.Legend Has it that the Goddess found an injured bird in winter and she transformed it into a Hare so that it could survive the winter,the hare found it could lay eggs which it decorated each spring and left them as offerings to the goddess.Providing one explanation of the origins of the Easter Bunny.



18 comments:

  1. Yes, I've read about this before. It does help explain how everything got started.

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  2. speedy...dood....what a kewl post....we N joyed reedin bout de originz oh de easturr bunnee !!! thanx for sharing ♥♥♥

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  3. May everyone's eggs be plastic.

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  4. I hadn't heard any of this and just love the story.

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  5. We love pretty Easter eggs! Look at all those eggs
    Lily & Edward

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  6. Very interesting. Hoppy early Easter to u.

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  7. Bravo Speedy, that was a terrific post pal!

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  8. Most Christian holidays have Pagan roots so this is no surprise. That's a cool egg tree.

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  9. Oh Speedy, that is a wonderful postie!!! I wish I could lay eggs....um....then again, maybe not. BOL!!
    LOVES your Easter pic! Lookin' good dude!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  10. Very interesting.......and you are the BEST Easter Bunny EVER!

    Love, Sammy

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  11. YOU can be my official Easter Bunny anytime sweetest Speedy! Interesting how history unspools through the years....and I believe the word ESTROGEN comes from this ancient goddesse's name! WILD, huh?

    HAPPY SPRING!

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  12. Very interesting. Happy Easter Speedy.
    Sue B

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  13. Oh my goodness my friend. I didn't know this. What great trivia. Thanks for sharing!! XOXO - Bacon

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  14. Hey Speedy!
    Wow, you're my favorite Bunny...Easter time or any time! That's really interesting stuff. I know my Mom is hoping for a chocolate bunny and my Dad wants some jelly beans. Peeps are like that. BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

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  15. hello speedy its dennis the vizsla dog hay i had not herd this storry abowt the oridjin of the eester bunny befor it is verry intreeging!!! i wunder if this goddess also had sum involvment with the platypus!!! ok bye

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