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Where the Easter Bunny came from and why he delivers eggs.

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posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 02:18 PM
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Hi.

I’m not certain how many times on ATS this topic has been explored but I researched a little and decided to share my discoveries.

First off I wondered where the Easter Bunny came from. I assumed it was created in a candy shop but that assumption is false.

news.discovery.com...


According to the University of Florida's Center for Children's Literature and Culture, the origin of the celebration — and the origin of the Easter Bunny — can be traced back to 13th-century, pre-Christian Germany, when people worshiped several gods and goddesses. The Teutonic deity Eostra was the goddess of spring and fertility, and feasts were held in her honor on the Vernal Equinox. Her symbol was the rabbit because of the animal’s high reproduction rate.


I said to myself this is interesting but how or why does the bunny distribute eggs. Simply enough you go back to the pagan holiday....

www.huffingtonpost.com...


Why does the Easter bunny distribute eggs? It turns out the egg-toting Easter bunny evolves from a mythic German goddess named Ostara, (Oestre / Eastre) who was the Germanic Goddess of Springtime. According to the Encycolopedia Mythica:

"In ancient Anglo-Saxon myth, Ostara is the personification of the rising sun. In that capacity she is associated with the spring and is considered to be a fertility goddess. She is the friend of all children and to amuse then she changed her pet bird into a rabbit. This rabbit brought forth brightly colored eggs, which the goddess gave to the children as gifts. From her name and rites the festival of Easter is derived."



Okay. ?!?

Not sure it explains why we eat chocolate bunnies but for now it's enough for yours truly.

Believe what you want. To me it makes about as much sense as celebrating a zombie.

Seriously if Jesus came back from the dead wouldn't he be a zombie?

Sounds like a Halloween story but that's for another day.

Enjoy your holiday be safe.




posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 02:24 PM
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Actually, a little bird told me that easter eggs are pooed out of Beezers and Wrabbits bottoms...

Apparently!?

"Coughs"

Kindest respects

Rodinus
edit on 16/4/14 by Rodinus because: Crap spelling



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 02:35 PM
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Maybe it deserves a bit more research.



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 02:37 PM
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Beezer and Wrabbit...



Des

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posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 02:40 PM
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Interesting the RCC has usurped the holiday with the death of their leader......
However, they have at least kept the date and the bunny in the mix......though what a dead guy has to do with oestre eggs remains unclear............

edit on 16-4-2014 by stirling because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 02:40 PM
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Please... Do not ask me for pics...

I just could NOT do that.... I would be betraying the confidence they have in me!.... Erm... Cody.... Do you still have those photos from the last annual ATS congress?

Kîndest respects

Rodinus



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 02:41 PM
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them darn pagans..


I loved how a couple years ago, went to our old family bible thump HQ with my thumping cousins. I even helped hide the eggs in the field for all the little kids to hunt for.

Now, this is a 'Church of God' evangelical speaking of tongues deep in the east Tn hills type church. These people, did when I was young, and still do rail on and on about pagans and their 'satanic ways'.

Had a little fun with the Pastor and the youth Pastor. First, I asked them if they knew where easter came from, including the actual word.. A few minutes of bible thump gibberish later, I had time to respond. The explanation of Eostre, the bunny and eggs, the eggs were a sign of fertility. Being spring time and all that it should be quite obvious. I saw their faces both get red. I went on to ask how celebrating a Pagan fertility festival, and having the children (yes!, oh my the kids) carry out a pagan fertility ritual hunting for the eggs, [faces were redder, labored breathing, seething with anger], the youth Pastor 'had to check on something", and the Pastor could barely speak in complete sentences.

Best fun I had in months, and my thumping Aunt and Uncle were the next people the Pastor went to 'visit' with. They later asked my "why did you do that?"

I stated, that by the ripe old age of 36, perhaps sharing actual facts with other adults might be a good thing, And that all that Horse Hockey i grew up being dragged to every Sunday morning and Evening, and Wednesday evenings was a complete exercise in stupidity. And that any Pastor STUPID enough to thump on and on, should at least have the facts straight.



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 02:42 PM
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Love that one Des... Classic...


Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 02:43 PM
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Hanz Henry..you have my respect and admiration................as well a a star.......



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 02:45 PM
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Lol!

Good for you.

If people can't take the truth then they can't take a joke.



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 02:46 PM
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Up here on my very rural mountain. We have a tiny old folks home. We make Easter Baskets to take to them. It was suggested last year, we take the Easter eggs there on Sat, so they could hide them themselves.

Then Sunday they could go look for them, as they've forgotten where they hid them the day before.

Des

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posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 02:49 PM
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Destinyone
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Up here on my very rural mountain. We have a tiny old folks home. It was suggested last year, we take the Easter eggs there on Sat, so they could hide them themselves.

Then Sunday they could go look for them, as they've forgotten where they hid them the day before.

Des


Sounds like fun.

Why not hide their prescriptions too.


(I'm joking)



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 02:54 PM
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I still go by south park's reasoning for easter, makes the most sense

en.wikipedia.org...

Peter was a rabbit!!! Let the truth be known!



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 02:55 PM
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stirling
Interesting the RCC has usurped the holiday with the death of their leader......
However, they have at least kept the date and the bunny in the mix......though what a dead guy has to do with oestre eggs remains unclear............

edit on 16-4-2014 by stirling because: (no reason given)


The dead guy coming back to life wasn't a guy, he was a SON of God, but really wasn't it the SUN of God that rises again in spring? It was funny going to my gf's church last year for easter. They had a SUN rise service where they read verses about Jesus rising again as the Sun rose in front of us.. Hard not to take ultimate enjoyment in the irony of it all.


Find some fertile playboy bunnies and then... Time to celebrate Easter!



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 02:58 PM
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MY EGGS!




posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 03:04 PM
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Little thieving bastards!!!!! ha ha!



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 03:06 PM
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Cripes Beez...

You really need to get that haemorroid problem sorted out?

I can suggest a good vet if you like?...

"Snaps rubber glove on whilst wriggling fingers and smiling insanely"

Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 03:12 PM
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posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 03:20 PM
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Those phony tears don't fool us for a second Beez....

We know what you really look like most of the time...I snapped this pic of you when you saw a noob reaching for a cookie from the welcome to ATS platter...



Des



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 03:22 PM
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Say what you want. . .

Just leave the cookies alone!








 
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