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"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 them, 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. Ostara is identical to the Greek Eos and the Roman Aurora." (Encyclopedia Mythica, article: Ostara)
More specifically, Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox. Yeah, like that's working on a Christian timeline...
Originally posted by ValhallasValkyrie
Cause quite frankly.. Easter is celebrated on a different Sunday (and sometimes in a completely different month) every year. Case in point... it is March this year.. next year it is back to April.
Originally posted by Bigwhammy
How crazy is that? What does a magic bunny with eggs have to do with anything?
Originally posted by Lilitu
I couldn't agree more. But it is simply amazing that you can make light of this so easily while at the same time you cannot break free from the delusion which is your imaginary friend. How crazy is that?
Originally posted by owzitgarn
Mithras was said to have been born before jesus on the 25th of december to a virgin mother, he was crucified, rose from the dead and was said to be the son of a God, as well as preaching a similar message to that of jesus.