hoppy easter

Some trivia for today?

Eostre (Ostara) was the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the spring and the dawn, and her name is the origin of the word Easter. Every year at the vernal equinox, people held a festival to celebrate the goddess. Eventually the Christian holiday celebrating the Resurrection was combined with the pagan festival to form Easter. According to legend, Eostre saved a bird whose wings had frozen during the winter by turning it into a hare. The hare became her sacred companion, retained its avian ability to lay eggs and over time developed into our modern-day Easter Bunny.

(from uncommongoods.com)

Comments

StaceyG said…
I believe most Christian holidays were started to "take over" Pagan ones. Didn't know about the bunny though!
Bubba's Sis said…
That's cool trivia!

Thanks for your thoughts and kind words this week - you are a sweetheart!

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