Happy Easter!

Every year I write a post about where Easter comes from, and why there are bunnies and eggs for what's supposed to be the resurrection of Jesus.  Rather than repeat it again, I'll mention that the original Eostre was an ancient German fertility goddess.

If you'd like to know more, including the one and only mention of Easter in mediaeval sources: here's what I wrote about Easter and Eostre.

May the furry servants of the Goddess bring you something made of chocolate!


Rohit Singh Jain said...


Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Love learning this. History is so full of ironies (re: that it was a Christian monk by whom we learned about the roots of Germanic/pagan roots of Easter!).