Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Trivia

I didn't know this before today. I found this information on Collagitation. Easter is the only holiday in the christian calendar, where they forgot to change the pagan reference when they booted out the old gods and took it over. Its name still bears homage to the goddess, Oestre. She was, of course, a fertility goddess, hence all the rabbits and eggs.

I've always thought the eggs symbolized the new beginning or breaking through, something like that. Now it all makes sense.

5 comments:

Sarah in Disturbia said...

wow! that's fascinating!

Lorraine Douglas said...

Hi Connie...thanks for posting the comment about The Blind Assassin. I find this Easter egg comment really interesting...thanks!

Diane said...

Hi Connie! I'm glad you found my post about Easter interesting. But, if you lift someone's text verbatim off their blog, it would be nice to give them credit, such as a link to their blog or something. Don't you agree?
BTW, I enjoy monkeymind, do you have family in Pittsburgh?

Connie said...

Diane, so sorry not to link to your blog. I've corrected it now.

Anonymous said...

Hmm. I checked out your "friend" who complaiined she didn't get credit for her Easter trivia. Interesting, I guess she just made that up out of her own head because I don't see her giving any credit any place.